Ham and Cheese Calzone
Say hello to your new favorite calzone recipe! Stuffed with juicy, flavorful Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Diced Ham and gooey cheese, these delicious pizza pockets are a filling meal that you can have on the go or a fun dish to serve to guests at a party. Don’t forget the sauce on the side, as the only thing better than a calzone is a calzone dipped in warm pizza sauce!
Preheat oven to 500ºF.
Divide your pizza dough into 4 equal parts. On a floured surface, roll each piece of dough into a ¼-inch thick circle, about 6 inches in diameter.
Add a layer of mozzarella (about ½ cup), diced ham (about ¼ cup), diced tomatoes and a sprinkle of oregano to the lower part of the pizza circle, leaving about 1-inch space around for sealing.
Dip a finger in a little bit of cold water and spread around the edges. Fold the top half of the dough over the toppings, sealing the edges together and creating a half-moon shape. Crimp the edges together all around.
Transfer the calzoni to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush them with the pizza sauce, the use a sharp paring knife to make 2 or 3 slits on top so steam can escape.
Sprinkle the calzoni with the grated parmesan cheese.
Bake the calzoni in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let them rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Serve with warm pizza sauce on the side, for dipping.
Got a pizza oven?
If you have an outdoor wood fired pizza oven, you can bake your calzoni in it! You can also bake on a preheated pizza stone in the oven, if you have one.
Storage and Freezing
Leftovers will keep well in the fridge, wrapped in plastic or stored in an airtight container, for 3-4 days.
If you desired to freeze them, make sure they have cooled completely, them freeze on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once frozen solid, wrap each calzone individually in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag.
Reheat in the oven, at 350ºF, until warmed through. You can reheat straight from frozen.
Serving: 1calzone, Calories: 551kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 2185mg, Potassium: 242mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 793IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 497mg, Iron: 4mg