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Air Fryer Calzones

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Air Fryer Calzones are the perfect pizza night at home. Add your dipping marinara, ranch or favorite calzone sauce. 

Making homemade calzones are always welcomed by my kids. They can’t get enough. Whether stuffed with ground meats, pepperoni, veggies, or just meat and cheese. Whatever it is, they devour them. 

air fryer calzone

Air Fryer Calzones

I am a major pizza lover. So making these in the air fryer was a fun experiment for me. It was so easy to whip up, tasty, and had the perfect texture. 

What Is A Calzone 

Calzones are pretty much folded pizza. You use circular dough that you fill half with pizza toppings, fold over and then secure the edges. 

Then calzones are generally baked or air fried. You get a fantastic crispness on the outside with a fluffy dough on the inside and don’t forget the filling. 

What To Use For Calzone Filling 

  • Meat | Ground beef, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, etc. 
  • Vegetables | Green peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. 
  • Cheese | While we enjoy mozzarella you are more than welcome to swap out to whatever cheese you like. 

Feel free to create whatever flavors you want in your calzone. Just don’t overstuff or you will have a hard time sealing up the edge. 

Easy Air Fryer Calzones 

Using your air fryer it saves you from having to turn on the oven. It is a quick cook time, turns golden brown, and offers the perfect texture. 

I highly recommend making your air fryer calzones. They are so simple and yet satisfying. 

Serve up as dinner or an appetizer or snack. Feel free to whip these up any time of the day. 

How to Make Air Fryer Calzones

  • Lay your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Use a bowl or other round object to create circle in your dough. Cut the circles and remove the excess dough.
  • Place a piece of mozzarella cheese on one side of each piece of dough.
  • Take a heaping spoon full of Ricotta cheese and place on top of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush on the outer edge of each dough circle. Fold the dough over in half, making sure you have at least a half inch border that you will crimp with a fork to seal.
fold the dough over and crimp the edges
  • Brush the top of each calzone with the egg wash.
  • Sprinkle each top with Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning.
Sprinkle each top with Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees. I placed my tray in the lowest rack, you do not want your dough to brown too quickly. Cook for 6-7 min flipping once in the middle of cooking.
  • Serve hot & enjoy!
air fryer calzone

What To Dip Your Calzones In 

You are more than welcome to pair with any of your favorite dippers. Ranch dressing, classic marinara, a butter sauce, etc. 

You might also prefer to eat them plain, they are great that way too. But you can use a homemade sauce, or buy your favorite jarred sauce. 

Tips For Making Air Fryer Calzones 

  • Don’t Overstuff | If you overfill you will have a hard time crimping the edges. 
  • Saute Vegetables | Feel free to saute the vegetables if you prefer tender vegetables. 
  • Dough | Feel free to buy dough or make your own if you prefer a homemade dough. 
air fryer calzone

What To Serve With Calzones 

  • Side Salad is a nice light side that helps to bring down the heaviness of the dish. Feel free to do a wedge salad or tossed. 
  • Vegetables are another great option. You can pair your favorite vegetable next to your calzones. This is a great way to get extra vegetables in your child’s diet. 
  • Fresh Vegetables and Dip Serve up some crisp veggies and dip for a crunchy side. 
  • Fruit can be a nice option as well. Whether freshly cut or a fruit salad. 
air fryer calzone

If you make up these easy calzones, let me know what you think. They are a favorite in our household! 

Air Fryer Calzone

Air Fryer Calzone

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Air Fryer Calzones are the perfect pizza night at home. Add your dipping marinara, ranch or favorite calzone sauce.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Lay your pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Use a bowl or other round object to create a circle in your dough. Cut the circles and remove the excess dough.
  2. Place a piece of mozzarella cheese on one side of each piece of dough.
  3. Take a heaping spoon full of Ricotta cheese and place it on top of the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl. Brush on the outer edge of each dough circle. Fold the dough over in half, making sure you have at least a half-inch border that you will crimp with a fork to seal.
  5. Brush the top of each calzone with the egg wash.
  6. Sprinkle each top with Parmesan cheese and Italian Seasoning.
  7. Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees. I placed my tray in the lowest rack, you do not want your dough to brown too quickly. Cook for 6-7 min flipping once in the middle of cooking.
  8. Serve hot & enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

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Norm

Thursday 4th of November 2021

Melissa, don't forget to copy edit your posts. It should say... Lay your pizza DOUGH on a lightly floured surface. I had to look twice at what you've written there. Not a big deal but lots of folks will think.. lay a pizza down? Just a thought.

Melissa

Monday 15th of November 2021

fixed, thank you so much for pointing it out. :)

Lori

Sunday 14th of June 2020

What is a "Package of ready made Pizza Dough"? How many calzones do you get out of it? TIA

Melissa

Sunday 14th of November 2021

most supermarkets sell ready made pizza dough in the refrigerator section, some are fresh from pizza places and Pillsbury makes some as well.

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