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Air Fryer Calzone

Air Fryer Calzones are a super easy weeknight dinner that comes together really quick and can be customized with everyone’s favorite fillings. Skip the pizza take out for these homemade calzones!

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Air Fryer Mini Pizzas are one of our favorites since we live in the country where there’s no pizza delivery. Now we are making these calzones, which are surprisingly simple to make. A great dinner for the kids to help out with in the kitchen.

3 calzones on a cutting board - one cut in half

Air Fryer Calzones ~ Quick Homemade Calzone Recipe

The great thing about this calzone recipe is it’s an easy way to please everyone at the dinner table with their favorite pizza fillings. They can also be made ahead and are quick to reheat in the air fryer. 

ingredients for calzone

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pizza Dough ~ Homemade or Store Bought
  • All Purpose Flour ~ for Rolling
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Diced Ham
  • Diced Pineapple
  • Diced Bell Peppers
  • Butter
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Parmesan Cheese ~ Optional Garnish

More Filling Ideas:

How to Make Air Fryer Calzones:

rolling pizza dough into circles for calzone

  • Divide the pizza dough into 8 pieces.
  • Roll each dough into about a 5 – 6 inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  • making individual calzones collage
  • Top each dough with about a tablespoon of pizza sauce, spreading it evenly but not all the way to the edges.
  • Add shredded mozzarella, ham, pineapple and bell peppers. 
  • Fold the dough over to form a half- moon shape. 
  • Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal. 
  • Pierce the top of each calzone with a fork for vent holes.

collage making calzones in air fryer basket

  • Cook the calzones 2- 3 at a time with space between at 400° for about 6 minutes. 
  • Flip the calzones and cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove to a wire rack lined baking sheet.

garlic butter in a skillet

  • Melt butter together with granulated garlic and oregano.

brushing garlic butter over calzones

  • Brush the garlic butter over cooked calzones.

Wire rack with calzones

  • Garnish with grated parmesan if desired.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Recipes Tips and Variations:

  • Yield: 8 Mini Calzones
  • Conventional Oven Directions: Place calzones on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with garlic butter after removing from oven.
  • Filling: Filling ingredients can be anything you prefer: pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked ground beef, onions, mushrooms and olives.
  • Storage: Store cooled calzones in a zip top bag in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: Place calzones in an air fryer at 350° for 2- 3 minutes or until heated through.

calzones and pizza sauce, one cut in half

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Yield: 8 Calzones

Air Fryer Calzone

air fryer calzone with ham and cheese

Air Fryer Calzones are a super easy weeknight dinner that comes together really quick and can be customized with everyone's favorite fillings. Skip the pizza take out for these homemade calzones!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough for 2 pizzas - homemade or store bought
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour for rolling the dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 pound finely diced ham
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Granted Parmesan Cheese - optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Divide the pizza dough into 8 pieces.
  2. Roll each dough into about a 5 - 6 inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Top each dough with about a tablespoon of pizza sauce, spreading it evenly but not all the way to the edges.
  4. Add shredded mozzarella, ham, pineapple and bell peppers. 
  5. Fold the dough over to form a half- moon shape. 
  6. Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal. 
  7. Pierce the top of each calzone with a fork for vent holes.
  8. Cook the calzones 2- 3 at a time with space between at 400° for about 6 minutes. 
  9. Flip the calzones and cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove to a wire rack lined baking sheet.
  11. Melt butter together with granulated garlic and oregano.
  12. Brush the garlic butter over cooked calzones.
  13. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
  14. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Notes

  • Conventional Oven Directions: Place calzones on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with garlic butter after removing from oven.
  • Filling: Filling ingredients can be anything you prefer: pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked ground beef, onions, mushrooms and olives.
  • Storage: Store cooled calzones in a zip top bag in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Reheat: Place calzones in an air fryer at 350° for 2- 3 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 869mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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