Make a delicious lunch or dinner with this Gluten-Free Calzone Recipe, filling it with your favorite toppings!
This delicious recipe is adapted from Air Fryer Pizza Dippers. It uses the same method but in this case, we are using a gluten-free dough.
What type of gluten free pizza dough should you use?
Gluten Free Calzones are going to be made with pizza dough, but choosing the right dough is a MUST when making this recipe.
We used Wholly Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Ball to make this calzone. These are found at Sprouts.
I have used this recipe for years and you can use it with your favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour. I have used it with Better Batter and King Arthur gluten-free flour, and both work well.
Once you have the dough that you will be using, the next step will simply be adding your favorite pizza toppings to the pizza crust before we shape the calzone.
What toppings should you use for calzone?
Any toppings that you would love to have on pizza can be used for calzone.
A few suggestions are:
- Cooked Ground Beef
- Italian Sausage
- Sliced Peppers
- Sliced Ham
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Pizza Sauce or Marinara Sauce
- Parmesan Cheese
- Black Pepper
Tips for Making Homemade Calzones:
It’s easy to use simple ingredients to make this recipe, plus customize it too.
Remember a few things when baking gluten-free, for instance, most gluten-free breads do not rise the same way that a wheat dough would. That means that the crust is not going to be nearly as thick as it would be if you were making this gluten-filled.
Typically gluten-free dough is also not as big as wheat dough, which means this will not be huge calzones. Typically these will easily make 6 smaller slices or 4 larger slices.
That means if you need to serve 4-8, it’s probably best to make two calzones.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Once the dough is rolled out, then add your favorite pizza toppings to only half of dough, similar to a half moon.
In the step-by-step instructions below, I will be focusing on using pepperoni, but you can use your favorite fillings for your calzone.
Once you have these steps down, you will then fold the dough over and crimp the edges of the dough with a fork.
In order to get that golden brown crust, use an egg wash to coat the calzone, and then we will combine a few seasonings to add to the top of the calzone.
Finally, it’s time to bake the calzone. This can be done on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet, it’s going to work well with either option.
Let the calzone cool before cutting with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife.
How do you store Gluten-Free Calzone?
Store the calzone in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Warm it in a microwave-safe dish before serving.
This Gluten-Free Calzone Recipe uses simple ingredients and is a great dinner that the whole family will love!
Gluten-Free Calzone Recipe
- 1 Gluten-Free Refrigerated Pizza Dough (See Note)
- 1/2 Cup Marinara Sauce or Pizza Sauce
- 8 oz Brick Mozzarella Cheese, Thinly Sliced
- 3 oz Pepperoni
- 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Beaten Egg
- Kosher Salt
- Olive Oil Spray
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Begin by rolling out the pizza dough into a round circle about 9 inches in size. Use a lightly floured surface and add additional flour if needed to avoid sticking.
- Once this is rolled out coat half the circle with marinara or pizza sauce, leaving the other half empty.
- Once coated, top with pepperoni or your toppings of choice.
- Add the sliced layers of cheese.
- In a small bowl combine the parmesan, Italian Seasoning, and garlic powder.
- Sprinkle about 3/4 of the mixture on top of the cheese.
- Carefully fold over the empty side of the pizza on top of the prepared side until the ends touch. Seal or crimpe the edges with a fork, this should create a semi-circle.
- Use the egg and a brush and carefully brush the edges of the pizza, if you prefer you can brush the entire top of the pizza.
- Once brushed, add the remaining cheese and seasoning mixture on top of the pizza.
- Sprinkle a little kosher salt on top and then add a coat of olive oil spray.
- Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
- Cool for 5 minutes and then cut into strips to serve.