Make Air Fryer Calzones with Refrigerated Pizza Dough. It's Affordable and Crazy Easy!

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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…

  • Easy
  • Quick
  • Affordable to make 
  • Flavorful 
  • Versatile in items you place inside
  • Simple 
  • Freezer friendly

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ingredients or calzones on table


  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni

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. 

cut open calzone on plate

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. 
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Recipe FAQs

Can you freeze pizza dough?

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.

Do calzones have sauce inside? 

You will find that depending on the calzone recipe it may or may not have sauce. This air fried calzones recipe does have sauce.

How to reheat calzones?

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.

What is the difference between calzone and Stromboli? 

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.

How to pronounce calzones?

Kal-zown. This is a very easy word; it can just look tricky at first.

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Yield: 5-6 calzones

Air Fryer Calzones

cut open calzone on plate

Air Fryer Calzones is an easy way to make your own homemade calzones. You will use store bought pizza dough for making these cheesy calzones.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes




  • 1 can of pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of pepperoni


  1. On a floured surface, flatten dough 1/8” thick. Then you will use a bowl to cut out 5'' circles.
  2. Then spread on an even layer of pizza sauce on half the circle. Top with cheese and pepperoni.
  3. Fold over making a half circle, and crimp the edges. Use a fork to crimp edges.
  4. Place the calzones in a single layer and cook at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Then flip and cook another 2 minutes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 20mgSodium 586mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 10g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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