Calzone Pizzas

These fold over pizzas look like giant pasties. Your little ones will love squeezing, pushing and pulling the dough. Great to make, great to eat. Win win!


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 x 500g packet of bread mix

  • 100g passata

  • Small jar roasted red peppers, drained and roughly chopped

  •    100g frozen sweetcorn

  • 125g ball mozzarella, torn into pieces

  • 50g fresh parmesan cheese, grated or shaved with a peeler

  • Handful basil leaves, torn

  • 50g pesto

  •   One egg, beaten


-Make up the bread mix to pack instructions, reserving a little of the flour for dusting, and leave to prove for 30 mins. Cut the dough into 4 equal sized balls

-Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment

-Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

To serve

Salad, cucumber, garlic bread


1.     Roll your ball of dough to a circle, roughly 20cm wide. Spread a little passata over each base, leaving a border of about 1cm around the edge. Season well.

2.     Top with the peppers, sweetcorn, mozzarella, Parmesan, basil and blobs of pesto.

3.     Fold each base in half, to make a half-moon shape, then squeeze the edges together, rolling them a little to stick and create a seal. Cover the tray with cling film and leave for 10 mins.

4.     Brush the calzones all over with beaten egg, then bake for 25-30 mins or until puffed and golden brown.