What is a Calzone?
Ben Wyatt said it best. A calzone is “a delicate little dough pocket crammed with spaghetti sauce , cheese, and seasoned meat.” it’s basically a stuffed pizza otherwise you can consider it as a folded pizza. The word “calzone” actually comes from an Italian word meaning “stocking”. So i assume its sort of a little bread sock filled with deliciousness? Maybe I should consider a far better thanks to say that. 😂 Anyway…calzones are around since the 18th century! They originated in Naples as a transportable , walking-friendly alternative to pizza. Now, I don’t know if i might trust my kids to steer round the house with a calzone, but I can see where they’re coming from. Traditional calzones were crammed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, also as an egg. Now, the fillings more resemble popular modern pizza toppings. In Italy during the 60s most pizza places only delivered calzones because they thought that was the foremost efficient thanks to keep the pizza hot during transport.
Let’s Talk Toppings
As far as toppings go, the sky’s the limit. once I made calzones for this post, I just cursed with classic pepperoni, but once I make them for my kids we do all types of toppings! I wanted to share a couple of of my favorite topping combos, but be happy to urge creative! Anything you’ll placed on a pizza, you’ll put during a calzone! Just maybe not the M&M pizza from Princess Diaries. you’ll also experiment with different sauces. rather than marinara, try pesto, Alfredo, or bbq sauce.
- Classic – pepperoni or simply cheese
- Hawaiian – Canadian bacon , pineapple tidbits
- Supreme – Italian sausage, pepperoni, olives, peppers, mushrooms
- BBQ Chicken – shredded chicken, red onion, cilantro, bbq sauce
- Alfredo – chicken, bacon, Alfredo sauce
- Meat Lovers – pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham
- Veggie – peppers, olives, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes
- How to Serve our Homemade Calzone Recipe