Veal Calzone
Veal Calzone dipped in marinara

Veal Calzone

It’s easy to fall into the rut of making the same dishes week after week. Change it up with this cheesy, doughy, meaty Veal Calzone. It’s a must-make, because not only does it ooze scrumptiousness with every bite, but you only have to prep and cook once to yield six whole calzones. That's dinner for six in less than an hour!
For an extra boost of flavor sprinkle the top of the dough with a little seasoning, sesame seeds or even more cheese before baking. There is no need to order take out; step outside the box for dinner this week and chef it up at home with this Veal Calzone!
For other great at home dinner ideas, check out all of our recipes here! Our Taco Pizza Roll ups would be a great place to start!

Prep Time:
30 minutes

Cook Time:
20-25 minutes

Total Time:
50-55 minutes



  • 24 ounces veal, ground
  • salt to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups onions, chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons California-style garlic pepper with red bell and black pepper
  • 3 cups pizza sauce
  • 12 ounces shredded Italian four cheese blend
  • 12 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • 3 bags about 1 pound each pizza dough
  • 1 egg


  1. Let the dough come to room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  3. In a large skillet, add the oil. When hot, add the ground veal and brown, about 15 minutes, adding the seasoning about halfway through the browning process.
  4. Add 1 cup of the pizza sauce to the browned veal and remove from the heat and cool.
  5. Cut the pizza dough in half and roll each piece to a 6” circle. Beat the egg and brush the dough circles. Divide the cooled veal mixture amongst the dough circles, placing it on one half of the dough.
  6. Add 2 ounces of each cheese to the top of the veal, spreading it out evenly.
  7. Fold the other half over the veal mixture. Using a fork, crimp the dough closed. Using any leftover egg, brush the top of the dough, make one of two short slits on the top of the dough to allow steam to escape during cooking.
  8. Place the calzone on a cookie sheet pan that has been sprayed with food spray.
  9. Bake in a 375°F oven for 20-25 minutes or until the calzone is golden brown and you see some bubbles in the slits. Serve the calzone with the heated leftover pizza sauce.

Recipe Video

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