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Vegan Calzone from Scratch
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Vegan Calzone from Scratch

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Making calzones and/or pizza at home is very easy and is surprisingly inexpensive.  If you have not heard of the calzone, it is a folded pizza, that is similar to a giant empanada.  When deep fried, it is called a panzerotto, but it is virtually the same as a calzone otherwise. 

There are a few steps involved, so plan ahead.  The dough requires at least one hour to rise.     Dough Ingredients 

  • 3 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt 

Perfect Pizza Sauce

  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salt 
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano 


  • Sliced olives 
  • Arugula 
  • Sliced onions 
  • Sundried tomatoes 
  • Mushrooms 
  • Vegan cheese 


  1. In a small cup, mix yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup warm water.  Proof for 10 minutes.  
  2. In a large bowl combine flour and salt and stir. 
  3. Add oil, water and yeast-water stir with a spoon until combined.  Finish with your hands and kneed for 5 minutes until a smooth ball of dough has been formed.  
  4. Leave in the bowl and cover with tea towels for one hour so that it rises.  


  1. In a large pot combine all ingredients.  
  2. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated.  
  3. Taste and adjust salt as needed. 

Rolling and Stuffing 

  1. Lightly dust your work surface with flour. 
  2. Remove the dough from the bowl where it has been rising and knead for a few minutes.  
  3. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces and set 3 aside.  
  4. Lightly dust a rolling pin and being to roll out the dough into a thin circle (thickness is up to you). 
  5. Add a generous amount of tomato sauce, and spread evenly into the centre of the dough.  
  6. Add your favorite fillings to half of the dough.  
  7. Carefully fold over the other half and pinch closed.  


  1. Transfer calzone to a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.  
  2. Once cooked, serve with a side of extra sauce.  


Image from Olives for Dinner

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  1. Green Vegan
    I will surely try these... Once I have empanadas down, I'll go for this! Voted!
  2. Support
    Calzone victory dance! Whoo hoo! Thanks for this decadent treat!
  3. erinwyso
    Hi, I just saw this image pop up in my twitter feed. I'm actually the owner of this image and don't see any photo credit here. It should read Olives for Dinner. If you could kindly adjust within 24 hours, I would appreciate it. Erin Wysocarski Olives for Dinner
    1. kristo
      Thank you very much for this, Erin. I have emailed The Flaming Vegan moderators to include your link as the photo credit.
  4. What Vegetarians Eat
    What Vegetarians Eat
    Wow these look incredible!


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