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philly cheesesteak calzones

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Amy Cox
Melbourne, FL

While we were moving into our new home, I whipped this up because we didn't have much to work with. Everything was still packed, so I had to find something easy but filling for dinner. My husband couldn't get enough, and the kids loved it! It's now a must-have every other Friday night at our house!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These hearty calzones are a must-try for any fan of traditional Philly cheesesteaks! They're packed with all the ingredients you would normally have on a hoagie bun. Layers of roast beef, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and lots of cheese are inside baked pizza dough. Gooey, these calzones are meant to serve a hungry crowd.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For philly cheesesteak calzones

  • 2
    pre-made pizza dough from the bakery
  • 2 lb
    rare deli roast beef
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    diced onions
  • 1 c
    diced green peppers
  • 24 slice
    provolone cheese
  • 1 can
    sliced mushrooms (4 oz)
  • 4 dash
    olive oil, extra virgin/to drizzle over top of ingredients
  • mayonnaise or condiment of your choice

How To Make philly cheesesteak calzones

Test Kitchen Tips
This makes two huge calzones and can easily be cut in half. We used pizza dough from the supermarket. Also, we brought the edges up and sealed them. Then, flipped it over. Sealing this calzone is a little challenging since it's so big.
  • Pizza dough on a cookie sheet.
    Roll out pre-made pizza dough from your local bakery to make a slightly thin square that would cover a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Shredded mozzarella sprinkled over the dough.
    In the center of the dough, place one layer of shredded mozzarella cheese (approx. 1/2 cup).
  • Roast beef on top of the cheese.
    Then a layer of deli-sliced rare roast beef (approx. 1 lb).
  • Onions, mushrooms, and green peppers added.
    Then a layer of onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.
  • A layer of provolone cheese added.
    Then a layer of sliced provolone cheese (approx. 12-15 slices).
  • Salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil added.
    Add salt and pepper and a light drizzle of olive oil. Make sure to spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray before cooking.
  • Calzone sealed shut.
    Once all the ingredients are there, pull the top edge up and over all the ingredients, and then do the same for the bottom edge, overlapping the flaps, and then tuck in the ends on each side so all the cheese doesn't ooze out while baking. Make sure to follow these steps for the second calzone as well.
  • Calzones flipped and slices cut into the top.
    Roll the calzone over so that the overlapped side is on the bottom while cooking. Over the top of the dough, slice three small holes to allow heat to evacuate through.
  • Brushing the calzones with butter.
    Brush the top of the dough with a light sheen of butter.
  • Calzones baking in the oven.
    Put both calzones in the oven for approx. 30-35 min. or until the dough is a golden color.
  • Inside of the Philly Cheesesteak Calzone.
    Each calzone should be large enough to cut into three. Two calzones should feed a family of six. Serve with a side of mayo or your favorite condiment!
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    Please remember that all of the ingredients are to be split in half to make TWO Calzones.