Homemade Vegan Calzones

Homemade Vegan Calzones
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
6 servings

We say, why bother with the big sloppy slices when you can fit a calzone nicely in your hand with no mess!

Courtesy of Lauren Toyota and John Diemer of hot for food blog.



pkg pre-made pizza dough from the deli section of your grocery store
cup all-purpose or whole-wheat flour (for rolling out your dough)
can pizza pasta sauce
pkg Daiya jack-style wedge of Mozzarella-style shreds
1 ½
cups mushrooms, sliced
cup green pepper, chopped
cup basil leaves
green onion, thinly sliced
Tbsp dried chili flakes
cup olive oil


Step 1

Pre-heat your oven to 450°F (230ºC).

Step 2

Remove the fresh pizza dough from the bag and place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface.

Step 3

Cut the ball in half and each half into thirds, for a total of six smaller balls of dough.

Step 4

Lightly flour a rolling pin and continue to lightly flour your rolling surface as you go to prevent the dough from sticking. Roll out one small ball of dough until it is approximately 7-8 inches wide. It doesn’t have to be a perfect circle or oval.

Step 5

Place 1 to 2 Tablespoons of pizza sauce on the surface of the dough with a spoon and leave about a 1/2 inch of space from the edge of the dough.

Step 6

Place your toppings on one half of the sauced part of the dough. Try to have a bit of cheese on the bottom and the top. If you’re using the Daiya jack-style wedge, cut the whole wedge into 6 even strips or chunks and use one piece per calzone.

Step 7

Fold the dough over the toppings. Then fold both edges upward and pinch together simultaneously around the circumference of the calzone. Then take a fork and press the prongs of the fork into the folded and pinched edge for extra reinforcement.

Step 8

Lightly oil a baking sheet with about 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Place finished calzones on the baking skeet and brush each with another tablespoon of oil on the surface and the edges of the calzone.

Step 9

Bake for 15-18 minutes until crispy and golden brown on the edges.

Step 10

Once baked, let the calzones sit for a few minutes before serving or cutting in half.

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