MEAT LOVERS CALZONE
These Meat Lovers Calzones are stuffed with Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, Sausage and Sliced Meatballs, Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese.
Not just any calzone either. This calzone is a meat lover style calzone. Meaning that it is absolutely FULL of Italian style meats and cheeses. I served my calzones with a side of extra pizza dipping sauce.
This homemade MEAT LOVERS CALZONE is a delicious Italian favorite! Pizza dough is filled with plenty of melted cheese, different type of meat and Ricotta Cheese and baked until golden. No one will be able to resist this classic!
Everyone loves pizza but we sometimes forget about it’s amazing cousin, the CALZONE. If you like pizza you are sure to fall head over heels for this baby.
The biggest differences between a calzone and stromboli
THE SEALING TECHNIQUE
The major difference between a calzone and a stromboli is how they are sealed. Calzones are always folded. stromboli are always rolled. You seal a calzone by folding it in half and crimping the edges. You seal a stromboli by rolling it in a spiral and folding some extra dough back over the stromboli.
THE SHAPE AND SIZE
calzones are usually half-moon or football-shaped stuffed pizzas that can be deep-fried or baked, while strombolis are long rectangles of dough that are often rolled like jelly rolls before being baked. Strombolis are more sandwich-like than pizza-like.
Another difference is where they come from. Calzones are Italian. Actually, legitimately, 100%-certified, Italian. They originated in Naples as a casual, standing-on-the-street way of eating pizza, and they vary in terms of ingredients and techniques in different regions in Italy.
Stromboli is Italian-American. It originated in Philadelphia, from the depths of the Italian-heavy neighborhood of South Philly. It was named after the Italian Isle of Stromboli. On the Isle of Stromboli, there’s a giant volcano called Mt. Stromboli.
There’s a lot of crossover in the filling category. Ingredients like cured meats, vegetables, and herbs can be used in both calzones and stromboli, but there are two things that set them apart. Calzones use ricotta cheese, and stromboli does not. Stromboli is made with mozzarella cheese (preferably low-moisture) to keep moisture at a minimum. This helps the interior dough cook fully. Calzones usually use a blend of cheese that almost always incorporates ricotta.
Pepperoni, Ham, Bacon, Sausage and Sliced Meatballs, Mozzarella