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This grilled calzone recipe is loaded with your favorite pizza toppings, cheese, and garlicky pizza sauce. This is one recipe that is perfect to prep and throw on the grill, and enjoy anytime!
 
This recipe is totally customizable to everyone can make their favorite calzones. Roll our your dough, add the fillings and sauce, sprinkle on the cheese, and grill away. This simple calzone is great with an easy 5-ingredient marinara dipping sauce!
 
 
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We’re having a bit of a pizza renaissance over here lately, and this fantastic grilled calzone recipe is perfect to throw in your dinner rotation. We just got a Big Green Egg grill (the XL!) and the pizza stone, and we’ve been making all kinds of fun pizzas and dinners this summer and fall.
 
These calzones are a great recipe for leftover pizza sauce that is totally versatile for everyone at the table to make their perfect calzone. Grab some fresh dough, all the toppings you love, and enjoy a great dinner. I’ll share my perfect vegetarian calzone recipe below – it’s a household favorite for us!

This Grilled Calzone Recipe Is

  • Fun
  • Fresh
  • Customizable
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • A Great Dinner to Clean out the Fridge
  • Simple
  • Vegetarian, and can be made vegan or gluten free!

What’s The Best Pizza Dough for Calzones?

Store-bought or homemade dough works just fine! There are days when I feel like making my easy Vegan Garlic & Herb Pizza Dough Recipe , and some days when I go into my local pizza place and get some dough to go. Most pizza places will wrap some up for you (our local pizzeria gives it to me for free) even if it’s not on the menu.
 
Just ask at the counter for some dough to take home, and make sure it sits out for at least an hour at room temperature before rolling into your calzones. If you are gluten free, then make sure you use a gluten free pizza dough mix like this one.
 
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What’s In These Grilled Calzones?

Be sure to visit the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Pizza Dough – I like to make my own pizza dough (my Garlic & Herb recipe is here!) but you can use a store bought dough, or make dough from a pizza crust mix like this one! They also have gluten free pizza dough mixes so everyone at your table can enjoy.
  • Pizza Sauce or Marinara – I love making my easy 5 minute pizza sauce recipe when I have the ingredients. If I need a quick sauce I prefer this amazing jarred marinara which is low sodium, low carb, and low sugar.
  • Toppings (see below!)
  • Cheese – I’d recommend a fresh mozzarella or a pizza blend for these calzones. They have some amazing vegan melty cheeses out there nowadays too for dairy free versions.
  • Italian Seasoning Blend: usually has thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc. I love this bright and flavorful Italian season mix which brings this amazing dish to life.

What Are the Best Fillings for Calzones?

  • Bell Pepper: If you don’t have fresh peppers, sweet roasted red peppers are a great substitute! I love adding them to breakfast bakes, sandwiches or wraps, and soups.
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pineapple – use fresh if you have it or sliced pineapple chunks if you can’t find fresh. I like to stock up and keep canned pineapple in my pantry for those days when I want tropical flavors in my life. Canned pineapple is great to add to pizzas, add to curries, and even toss in a pina colada!
  • Olives
  • If you eat meat, you can add cooked sausage, pepperoni, or cooked ham too! 

A Great Clean-Out-The-Fridge Dinner Recipe!

This vegetarian calzone recipe is the perfect vehicle to use up any older produce, sauces, dough, or veggies you have on hand. Add your favorite ingredients and enjoy! A fantastic way to use ripe produce before it goes bad – this calzone is delicious and can be totally customized for you to enjoy!

Grilled Calzone Recipes for the WIN

The instructions below are for calzones that can be grilled or baked… either turns out delicious! If you do grill the calzones, make sure you have a pizza stone or a cast-iron plancha grill pan that you can grill them on. The calzones shouldn’t be cooked directly on a grate as the toppings may fall through the grates.

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How Do I Grill a Calzone?

  1. Divide your pizza dough into half. Make sure your dough sits out at room temperature for at least an hour before rolling so it can rise.
  2. Roll each piece of the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle. To each pizza add 1/2 cup the pizza sauce on top of the dough. Divide the pizza in half with your eyes, add the topping to one half of the pizza: I used mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, olives, and pineapple. Add the cheese on top.
  3. To the other half of the pizza that has no toppings on it, fold the dough over the toppings to create a half moon. Use your fingers or a fork to crease the edges of the calzone so the toppings will not fall out while the calzone cooks.
  4. With a knife, poke 3-4 holes or make small 1-inch slits on the top of the calzone so steam can escape while it cooks. Brush the top with olive oil and add a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning if desired.
  5. If grilling on a pizza stone: Grill for 10 minutes, flip, and grill for another 10 minutes until crust begins to lightly brown.
  6. If baking: Bake the calzones at 425 for about 15-20 minutes until the crust has browned.

More Fantastic Pizza Recipes You’ll Love!

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe (Vegetarian, GF, Vegan Option)
Pizza Baked Beans Recipe (Vegetarian, High Protein, Gluten Free)

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Grilled Calzone

This grilled calzone recipe is LOADED with your favorite pizza toppings, cheese and an easy 5-minute pizza sauce on the grill or oven.  This is one recipe that is perfect to bake in the oven, throw on the grill, and enjoy anytime! Totally customizable to everyone can make their favorite meatless calzone. 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 calzones
Calories 378 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill and Pizza Stone
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb pizza dough use gluten free if you don’t eat gluten
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup pizza toppings mushrooms, bell pepper, olives, pineapple
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or pizza blend cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Divide your pizza dough into half. Make sure your dough sits out at room temperature for at least an hour before rolling so it can rise.
  • Roll each piece of the pizza dough into a 12-inch circle.  To each pizza add 1/2 cup the pizza sauce on top of the dough.  Divide the pizza in half with your eyes, add the topping to one half of the pizza: I used mushrooms, bell pepper, onions, olives, and pineapple.  Add the cheese on top.
  • To the other half of the pizza that has no toppings on it, fold the dough over the toppings to create a half moon.  Use your fingers or a fork to crease the edges of the calzone so the toppings will not fall out while the calzone cooks.
  • With a knife, poke 3-4 holes or make small 1-inch slits on the top of the calzone so steam can escape while it cooks. Brush the top with olive oil and add a sprinkle of Italian Seasoning if desired.
  • If grilling on a pizza stone: Grill for 10 minutes, flip, and grill for another 10 minutes until crust begins to lightly brown.
  • If baking: Bake the calzones at 425 for about 15-20 minutes until the crust has browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcalCarbohydrates: 128gProtein: 36gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 2675mgPotassium: 654mgFiber: 9gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 5718IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 446mgIron: 9mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These are super expensive to buy at a store/restaurant, this way it’s fun to make and delicious while being easy on the pocketbook too

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