Check out how to make these easy air fryer calzones with refrigerated pizza dough. This is a great appetizer or weeknight dinner. Learn how to make calzones with pizza dough.
This is an easy shortcut dinner hack to speed up getting food on the table. Stuff with your favorite pizza toppings and dive in.
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Why make Air Fryer Calzones…
- Affordable to make
- Versatile in items you place inside
- Freezer friendly
- Pizza dough
- Pizza sauce
- Mozzarella cheese
How to make
Full directions on how to make air fryer calzones are in the printable recipe card below.
Start by placing pizza Dough on a floured surface. Then use a circle cutter to make 5” circles.
Spread the sauce on the circle and add cheese and pepperoni. Just don’t overstuff.
Now fold the calzones in half and crimp the edges with a fork.
Place calzones in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes, and flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
Allow the calzones to cool a bit before serving.
You can store your calzone in the fridge for 2-3 days. Or if you don’t plan to eat them right away, consider freezing them.
Place in a freezer bag or container and freeze 2-3 months. Then reheat from frozen or thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat.
Tips and Variations for Recipe
- You can use homemade pizza dough or buy your favorite.
- Feel free to add veggies and such if you want.
- Use any meat just make sure it is fully cooked before placing in the calzone.
- You can brush tops with butter and sprinkle with garlic and Parmesan if you want.
- Leave space between each calzone for even cooking.
- Make sure to not overstuff or you will struggle closing and sealing calzones.
Yes, pizza dough can be frozen. Just simply wrap tightly in aluminum or plastic wrap. Then store in a freezer bag or container.
Once the dough is ready to use just thaw in the refrigerator the night before you plan to serve.
You will find that depending on the calzone recipe it may or may not have sauce. This air fried calzones recipe does have sauce.
Reheating calzones can be done in the microwave or even in the air fryer. You just want to warm up the calzones till the center is warmed through.
Calzones and Stromboli are very similar. The biggest thing that sets the two apart is how it seals. Stromboli is rolled and calzones are folded then pinched.
Kal-zown. This is a very easy word; it can just look tricky at first.
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