Air-Fried Mini Calzones Recipe


In the mood for a delicious calzone? You've come to the right place! Calzones are amazing mini folded pizzas stuffed with the goodness of some appetizing, nutritious and yummy pizza sauce, veggies and cheese that can be brilliantly cooked in the air fryer giving them the perfect shape, texture, and crispness to eat.

With this recipe you'll discover the trick to perfect calzones is to resist the urge to overfill them and thats it! Also very important, these cheesy guys are served with a side of marinara for dipping.

Stick to the recipe below so that you can crimp and seal your calzones like a pro. You’ll also need to flip them once during cooking so that both sides get perfectly browned and crunchy. Another trick you can learn is to use whole-wheat pizza dough for the fiber boost it offers. Do not worry if you don't  have it, regular pizza dough will work just fine to make delicious pockets filled with gooey cheese, piquant tomato sauce, and spicy pepperoni that are perfect for parties, after-school snacks, or for satisfying your craving for the pizza rolls of your youth.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins
 All-purpose flour, for rolling out the dough
 1 lb pizza dough, at room temperature at least 1 hour
 1 cup pizza sauce, plus more for dipping
 8 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
 6 oz thinly sliced pepperoni or mini pepperoni, chopped
1

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough until 1/4-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cutter or a large glass to cut out 8 to 10 rounds of dough. Transfer the rounds to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Gather up the dough scraps, then reroll and repeat cutting out rounds until you have 16.

2

Top each round with 2 teaspoons of sauce, 1 tablespoon of cheese, and 1 teaspoon of pepperoni. Working with one dough round at a time, fold in half, then pinch the edges together to seal. When each calzone is sealed, use a fork to crimp the edges closed to further seal.

3

Heat the airfryer to 375°F. Working in batches of 4, air fry the calzones until golden brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

Ingredients

 All-purpose flour, for rolling out the dough
 1 lb pizza dough, at room temperature at least 1 hour
 1 cup pizza sauce, plus more for dipping
 8 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
 6 oz thinly sliced pepperoni or mini pepperoni, chopped

Directions

1

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pizza dough until 1/4-inch thick. Use a 3-inch round cutter or a large glass to cut out 8 to 10 rounds of dough. Transfer the rounds to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Gather up the dough scraps, then reroll and repeat cutting out rounds until you have 16.

2

Top each round with 2 teaspoons of sauce, 1 tablespoon of cheese, and 1 teaspoon of pepperoni. Working with one dough round at a time, fold in half, then pinch the edges together to seal. When each calzone is sealed, use a fork to crimp the edges closed to further seal.

3

Heat the airfryer to 375°F. Working in batches of 4, air fry the calzones until golden brown and crisp, about 8 minutes. Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

Air-Fried Mini Calzones Recipe