Restaurant Style Skillet Calzone recipe -

Restaurant Style Skillet Calzone

Easy Restaurant Style Skillet Calzone recipe you can make at home.
Course Calzone
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy calzone dish, easy skillet calzone, skillet calzone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 477kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 13-ounce cans pizza dough
  • ¾ cup marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Stella Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Stella Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped (optional as garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, onion, and seasonings from fennel seeds to salt. Cook until meat is browned, 7–10 minutes, breaking up meat and stirring during cooking. Drain excess oil and place mixture into a bowl. Allow skillet to cool slightly and wipe off with paper towel.
  • Evenly sprinkle cornmeal in skillet (this adds flavor, texture and helps prevent sticking). Place dough from one can in bottom and press up into sides to reach the top of the skillet (you may need to cut of square edges or mold into a circle shape). Spread on sauce, top with meat mixture, sprinkle with mozzarella, mushrooms, bell peppers, then top with Parmesan cheese. Place remaining dough sheet on top, then press into edges of bottom dough to seal in all ingredients.
  • Cut a few small slits on top to let out steam while baking. Bake 25 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove and let cool 5–10 minutes before slicing. Top with optional basil leaves.


Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1182mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 5.4mg