Appetizers & Snacks, Kid-Friendly, Lunch

Chicken Bacon Ranch Calzones

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 1h 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

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  • 1/4 cup water, for steaming
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 store-bought pizza dough (16 ounces), divided and rolled into 2 balls
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup precooked, grilled chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped


  • Ninja Cook & Crisp Basket
  • Parchment Paper
  • Step 1

    Add 1/4 cup water to the pot. Place an 8-inch circle of parchment paper in the bottom of the Cook & Crisp Basket and spray with cooking spray. Place the dough balls in the basket. Place the basket in the pot.

  • Step 2

    Close the lid and move slider to AIR FRY/STOVETOP. Select PROOF, set temperature to 95°F, and set time to 45 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin proofing.

  • Step 3

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

  • Step 4

    To assemble calzones, add 2 tablespoons ranch to half of each dough round, leaving a 1-inch border. Add cheese, chicken, onion, bacon, and remaining 2 tablespoons of ranch.

  • Step 5

    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 6

    Place the Cook & Crisp basket back in the pot and carefully transfer each calzone to the basket with the flat sides touching in the center.

  • Step 7

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

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove calzones and enjoy warm.