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Air Fryer Calzones

These delicious Air Fryer Calzones come together in just a few minutes with a few simple ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they’re also easy enough for kids to make on their own. 

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Making calzones in the air fryer is a bit of a non-recipe recipe. It’s open to a lot of variations depending on what is in your fridge, the size of your air fryer, and what everyone in the family likes in their calzones. Use my instructions as a guideline and then go make it your own.

For this recipe, you can use storebought pizza dough or homemade (related: 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough), open a jar of pizza sauce, or make your own (related: Homemade Sugar-Free Pizza Sauce). If you’re making pizza dough from scratch, add 1 hour to the prep time for the recipe.

Once you realize how awesome it is to whip up fast meals in your air fryer, make sure you check out our Air Fryer TaquitosTortilla PizzasAir Fryer Meatballs, Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas, and Air Fryer French Bread Pizza.

How to Freeze Calzones

Want to meal prep a batch of these? Assemble according to the instructions in the recipe card below. Place unbaked calzones on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Freeze for 3 hours and transfer to freezer-safe storage.

To bake: place frozen calzones in the air fryer and bake at 375F for 11 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Check at 9 minutes.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • If you’re using refrigerated pizza dough, allow it to come to room temperature before rolling.
  • For gluten-free options, use your favorite gluten-free pizza dough or pie crust.
  • Any meats you use in the air fryer calzones must be cooked prior to baking.
  • Watery vegetables (like mushrooms, zucchini, etc.) are best if sauteed and drained of excess water prior to baking the calzones.

A handing dipping a calzone into a dish of pizza sauce

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Air Fryer Calzones

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, these calzones in the air fryer are delicious!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Divide the dough into 8 equally sized pieces.
  • Working with 1 piece at a time, roll into a 6-inch circle to the thickness of ~1/8 inch.
  • Spread 1-2 tbsp of pizza sauce on one half of the circle, leaving a 1-inch border.
  • Add ~3 tbsp cheese and ~2 tbsp various toppings.
  • Fold the clean side of the dough up and over the filled side.
  • Gently twist and pinch https://www.sustainablecooks.com/whole-wheat-pizza-dough/the edges together to seal the calzone. Use a knife to cut 2-3 vents in the top.
  • Brush olive oil on the basket of the air fryer AND the top of the calzone.
  • Place 1-2 calzones in the air fryer and bake at 370F for 9 minutes (check at 7 minutes since all air fryers will bake slightly differently).

Notes

If you're making pizza dough from scratch, add 1 hour to the prep time for the recipe.
If using refrigerated pizza dough, allow it to come to room temperature before rolling.
All meats used must be cooked before baking in air fryer.
Oven Baking Instructions:
Bake on a baking sheet at 435F for 15-20 minutes.

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2 comments on “Air Fryer Calzones”

  1. Super easy to make!!  Followed the pizza dough recipe as well!!  My boys loved them and my son enjoyed putting them together with me.  Paired with a big salad and everyone was full and super satisfied.  This is a good one!!!5 stars

  2. I’m really big on big batch freezer meals, and this would be perfect for me. I personally don’t use any parchment in my air fryer because to me there’s no difference even with clean up. I just put both the basket and drawer in the dishwasher–problem solved. I can understand if the basket and/or drawer can’t go in the dishwasher, but for my model they both can. I also oil the entire calzone or whatever food I’m air frying. I use EVO oil sprayers–each spray is exactly 1/4 teaspoon so I know exactly what I’m putting on my foods before air frying them.5 stars