Salami Calzone

Happy Tuesday everybody!! This afternoon is going to be a bit crazy, which means the whole day is going to be chaotic. When we moved a lot of our belongings were damaged and none of it is really inexpensive. From our beds to all of our furniture and designer lamps, we are talking thousands of dollars in damage and today is D-day. We have a third-party agent [employed by the moving company, argh] coming out this afternoon to assess all of the damage. My hope is he is fair, but he is employed by the company that we are demanding replace all of our broken furniture so never can one know what the unofficial [or official] policy is between the two.

Because this guy is coming later this afternoon, dinner will be a modified version of an adult dinner. I do have some awesome ideas for dinner, but I cannot give away my secrets! For you today, however, I have something amazing! I don’t know about you but I love pizza, subs and everything else that you can buy at a pizzeria. I’ve made pizza in the past [I actually have another GREAT idea for a pizza, but that will come another day] so I wanted to do something a little different. Well what I have for you today is easy and delicious. I give to you a Salami & Cheese Calzone!

Inspired by Food Network Magazine


  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ cups shredded pizza cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (13.8 ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • ¼ pound deli sliced salami
  • ¼ pound sliced provolone cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Place a baking sheet upside down in the oven
  • Beat the eggs and parsley in a small bowl

  • Pour half of the egg mixture into a medium bowl and stir in the shredded pizza cheese

  • Reserve the remaining egg mixture for brushing on the crust
  • Turn another baking sheet upside down; line with parchment paper and brush with olive oil
  • Unroll the dough on the parchment paper and pat into a rectangle
  • Spread the cheese & egg mixture over one half of the dough, leaving a slight order along the edge

  • Top with the salami, followed by the provolone

  • Fold the other half of the dough over to cover the filling
  • Crimp/Roll the edges to seal, then pierce the top of the dough in a few places with a knife

  • Slide the calzone with the parchment paper onto the hot baking sheet, bake 15 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining egg mixture, then continue to bake until the crust is golden – about 10 more minutes

  • Let rest, cut into wedges & eat away!

This was such an easy meal! Next time I will likely make my own pizza dough, but because this was my first time I did not want the whole process to go terribly wrong. I would have been a little upset if I had spend an afternoon making pizza dough and then for some reason ended up throwing it away! 

Take my word for it, THESE ARE EASY!! The best part about making this is having the ability to dress it up or dress it down with whatever flavors you want! Be prepared. There may just be another one coming down the line!

Until Next Time,

Happy Calzone Makin'