Dinner, Lunch

Build Your Own Calzones

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 45 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 2 people

Build Your Own Calzones

TIP: Don’t forget to add water or stock to create steam and cook your food.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Dairy



  • 1/4 cup water, for steaming


  • 1 (16 ounce) store-bought pizza dough, divided and rolled into 2 balls

SAUCE OPTIONS (1/4 cup per calzone, divided)

  • Marinara
  • Pesto
  • Alfredo
  • Buffalo

CHEESES (mix and match, divided)

  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons feta
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese

FILLINGS (1/4 cup, mix and match, divided)

  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Sliced onion
  • Cooked spinach, water pressed out
  • Cooked mushrooms
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Cooked sausage
  • Diced bell peppers
  • Black olives

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions while you cook!


  • Step 1

    Add 1/4 cup water to the pot. Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position. Place the Ninja Multi-Purpose Pan* (or 8” round baking pan) on top of the rack, then place the rack in the pot. Place the dough balls in the pan. Close the lid and move the slider to AIR FRY/STOVETOP. Select PROOF, set temperature to 95°F, and set time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin proofing.

  • Step 2

    Once proofing is complete, carefully remove the rack and pan. Place the dough balls on a clean work surface and roll into 8-inch rounds.

  • Step 3

    To assemble calzones, add 2 tablespoons of desired sauce to half of each dough round, leaving a 1-inch border. Add desired cheese, fillings, and remaining 2 tablespoons of sauce.

  • Step 4

    Wet edges of dough with water and fold the dough over the toppings. Firmly press the edges of the dough to seal. Cut 3 vents on the top of each calzone.

  • Step 5

    Carefully transfer each calzone to the Cook & Crisp Basket with the flat sides touching in the center. Place the basket in the pot and close the lid. Move slider to the STEAMCRISP.

  • Step 6

    Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 340°F, and set time to 30 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin (PRE will display for approx. 5 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, remove calzones and enjoy warm.