Smoky Calzones


The smoky flavor of this Italian main dish recipe comes from the smoked Gouda cheese.

Smoky Calzone
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed (one-third of a 3-lb. pkg.)

  • Cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 2 cup portion Basic Beef Bolognese sauce, thawed (see Recipe Center)

  • 2 cup shredded smoked Gouda or cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese (1 oz.)

  • Snipped fresh oregano (optional)

  • Crushed red pepper (optional)

  • 1 1 cup Basic Beef Bolognese sauce, thawed (see Recipe Center) (optional)


  1. Let dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Sprinkle a large baking sheet with cornmeal; set aside.

  2. On lightly floured surface roll dough to 15x12-inch oval. If dough is difficult to roll, let it rest a few minutes once or twice during rolling. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush dough with olive oil; sprinkle with oregano.

  3. Spread the 2 cups of Bolognese sauce on half the dough to within 2-1/2 inches of edges. Top with Gouda cheese. Fold dough over filling; press edges together. Seal edges by pressing with tines of a fork. With sharp knife, cut several holes in top crust. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden and crisp. Sprinkle oregano and crushed red pepper. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes before cutting. Heat the 1 cup of Bolognese sauce in microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Pass for dipping. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

684 Calories
32g Fat
64g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 684
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1216mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 525mg 40%
Iron 20.5mg 114%
Potassium 446mg 9%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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