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Whole Wheat Calzones

These whole wheat calzones are an easy make-ahead meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pizza
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rise Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 507kcal
Cost $.78 per serving


  • 2 cups warm water 105 to 115 degrees
  • 3 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sauteed
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup ricotta


  • Mix together the warm water, yeast, and honey. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then add the oil.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the flour and the salt. Add the yeast mixture.
  • With a dough hook, beat the mixture until a ball of dough forms. The dough should be well hydrated but not sticky. (It should be almost sticky.) If it’s sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add a little more water.
  • Divide the dough. If you want large (10 inch by 5 inch) calzones, make 4 evenly sized balls. If you want smaller, individual size calzones, make 8 balls. Cover the dough and let it rise for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Roll out each piece of dough into a circle 1/8 inch thick. Top the dough with sauce, mushrooms, and cheese. You could also do a Hawaiian version with ham and pineapple, a pesto version with pesto and sundried tomatoes, or a mixed cheese version. Anything you would put on a pizza is fair game.
  • Fold the dough in half and pinch down the edge on one side. You don’t want a thick section with two layers of dough. Pierce the dough with a fork once or twice.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the dough begins to turn brown. Let the calzones sit for a few minutes before cutting. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 3mg