Recipe courtesy of Peter Bastulli

Calzone Maria

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  • Level: Easy
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Pizza dough (any generic pizza dough recipe will suffice)

6 ounces Calzone Cheese Mixture, recipe follows

4 ounces pepperoni, sliced into strips

4 ounces mild Italian rope sausage, cooked and sliced on the bias

4 ounces roasted Roma tomatoes, sliced in half

1/4 cup olive oil

Calzone Cheese Mixture:

2 1/2 pounds shredded Provolone cheese

21/2 pounds shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese

1 cup dried parsley

2 tablespoons dried basil

2 cups of grated Locatelli Romano cheese

4 garlic cloves, minced fine

1 cup minced onions

3 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the dough on a floured pizza peel and spread. Place calzone cheese on dough, and then other ingredients on top of cheese and fold and seal calzone. Brush top of calzone with olive oil and bake in 400-degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Calzone Cheese Mixture:

  1. Place cheese in bowl, add parsley, basil, Romano and mix well. In separate bowl, place garlic and onion and crack 3 eggs on top. Mix well and add to cheese mixture until well incorporated.;