Calzone is a great food for pizza lovers because it is made from a pizza dough crust, folded over and stuffed with all kind of goodies, including meat, cheese, vegetables, and herbs.
The word "calzone" is Italian for trouser or stocking and you can get calzone from a lot of pizza outlets since the two foods are closely related.
Calzone is similar to pizza but folded over and closed, to make a semi circle shape.
Small calzones are served whole and eaten with the fingers but bigger ones are usually cut in half before serving. One big calzone can feed several people.

Yummy Fillings for Calzone:

Mozzarella and ricotta are the most popular cheese used in calzone, although provolone and parmesan can be used too.
 Salami, ham, vegetables, and egg are other popular fillings and you can serve calzone with a dipping sauce, such as marinara sauce or chili sauce, on the side.
Top the calzone filling ingredients with parsley and garlic infused olive oil and you have a wonderful and traditional Italian treat.
You can get calzone in Pizza Hut and it is known as P'zone, but this delicious Italian food is easy to make yourself.
Try the following recipe and you will not be disappointed.

Easy Tuna and Spinach Calzone Recipe

This recipe serves four people.
Although making a pizza dough recipe is pretty straightforward, the following calzone recipe uses readymade pizza dough to save time.
You can vary the ingredients if you like, using any kind of cooked vegetables and perhaps using cooked meat or chicken instead of the tuna.
 You can use any type of pizza sauce, else make your own sauce.
Mushroom sauce is another nice one to serve with this homemade calzone, as is marinara sauce.

How to Make Easy Calzone

You will need:
  • 10 oz can refrigerated ready to rise pizza dough
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 oz can pizza sauce
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or canned tomatoes
  • 9 1/4 oz can tuna, drained and flaked
  • Pam spray
  • Cornmeal (optional)

How to make it:
  •  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and unroll the chilled pizza dough on to a floured board. Cut it crosswise into 2 pieces. Roll each one into a 12 inch circle.

  • Squeeze the water out of the spinach and chop it finely. Sprinkle spinach, tomatoes, tuna, cheese, and seasonings over the bottom half of each dough circle, keeping them within an inch of the edge.

  • Moisten the bottom edge of the dough and fold it over the top edge, crimping it with a fork or pinching it closed with your fingers. Spray the dough top lightly with Pam and sprinkle some cornmeal on top, if you want to.

  • Put the pair of stuffed calzones on a baking sheet and cook for about 25 minutes or until the outside is golden brown. Heat the pizza sauce in a pan. Cut the calzones in half and serve them with the pizza sauce spooned over the top.

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