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Mix up your pizza nights with these homemade air fryer calzones. Loaded with pepperoni, green peppers, onion, sausage and cheese, these folded pizzas are perfect for a family night in, served up with your favorite dips and sauces.

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These air fryer calzones are one delicious treat! Since first making them, they are now requested by my family on the regular! They are a perfect alternative to your usual Friday night takeout and they are so simple to make!

Made with store-bought pizza dough, these are crazy easy to make and the air fryer cooks the dough so perfectly, and super quickly!

Have fun using your own favorite fillings, and get these on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Try my Air Fryer Pizza too, and be sure to use my favorite No-Cook Pizza Sauce for the filling!

How To Make Air Fryer Calzones

  • Split the pizza dough into six pieces. Make sure to coat it in flour first, so it does not stick to your hands.
  • Roll each piece of dough out or stretch it with your hands until it is about 6 inches all the way around.
  • Layer the dough with pizza sauce, pepperoni, onion, bell pepper, sausage and mozzarella cheese. Or feel free to use the fillings you prefer.
filling on top pf pizza dough before foldng
  • Fold the dough over and seal the edges with a fork.
  • Spray the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the calzones in the air fryer and spray them with olive oil spray.
calzones in air fryer basket before air frying
  • Cook on 370F for 8-10 minutes.
finished air fryer calzones in air fryer basket

What’s the best pizza dough to use?

I love the ease and convenience of using store-bought dough to make these air fryer calzones. Most grocery stores will have this either in the chilled or frozen sections. If frozen, make sure that it is fully thawed before using. If you have a favorite homemade pizza dough recipe, you can for sure use that instead, or use a gluten-free recipe if you have an intolerance.

Can you use other fillings?

These folded pizzas are easy to adapt to suit your whole family’s taste – I love making them with my kids so they can place in their favorite ingredients! These are meaty and filled with sausage and pepperoni, onion and green bell pepper, and of course, shredded mozzarella! Mix things up with other veggies or meats, basically, if you can put it on pizza you can put it in a calzone!

Can you make them ahead of time?

You can fill and fold the calzones and keep them covered in the fridge for an hour or two before you want to cook them. I wouldn’t recommend that you make them further ahead than this as the pizza dough can dry out.

Cooked calzones will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the air fryer at 360F for around 5 minutes until warmed through.

air fryer calzones broken open to see nside with filling

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure your pizza dough is fully thawed before using. Homemade pizza dough can be made 3 to 4 days ahead of time and be kept in the fridge.
  • Pizza dough is very sticky, so be sure to coat it in flour and roll it out on a floured surface.
  • Don’t go too crazy on the fillings, the calzone need to be fully sealed before the are cooked.
  • If you make these in a basket air fryer, you will have to cook them in batches. You can keep them warm in the oven once cooked.

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Air Fryer Calzones

Mix up your pizza nights with these homemade air fryer calzones. Loaded with pepperoni, green peppers, onion, sausage and cheese, these folded pizzas are perfect for a family night in, served up with your favorite dips and sauces.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword air fried calzone, air fryer folded pizza, how to make calzones in an air fryer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 calzones
Calories 522kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough see notes
  • 1 cup pizza sauce plus more for dipping
  • 7 ounces pepperoni chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 4 ounces Italian sausage cooked and crumbled
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Spray olive oil

Instructions

  • Split the pizza dough into six pieces. Make sure to coat it in flour first, so it does not stick to your hands.
  • Roll each piece of dough out or stretch it with your hands until it is about 6 inches all the way around.
  • Layer the dough with pizza sauce, pepperoni, onion, bell pepper, sausage and italian cheese.
  • Fold the dough over and seal the edges with a fork.
  • Spray the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the calzones in the air fryer and spray them with olive oil spray. Cook on 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes.

Notes

  • Make sure your pizza dough is fully thawed before using. Homemade pizza dough can be made 3 to 4 days ahead of time and be kept in the fridge.
  • Pizza dough is very sticky, so be sure to coat it in flour and roll it out on a floured surface.
  • Don’t go too crazy on the fillings, the calzone need to be fully sealed before the are cooked.
  • If you make these in a basket air fryer, you will have to cook them in batches. You can keep them warm in the oven once cooked.
  • I used store-bought pizza dough. It can be found at some grocery stores. Pizza dough can also be found in the frozen section in some grocery stores.

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1580mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg
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Rhonda Sickels

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Just made the calzones. Amazing and so easy. Please keep the recipes coming!!

Stephanie

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Oh. My. Goodness. This wasn't the first time I've ever tried to make calzones. It was however the first time they came out great. No exaggeration -- these were better than pizza shop calzones. What an easy recipe -- AND only ten minutes in the air fryer, so I didn't even have to heat up my oven. Each person can choose the ingredients they'd like in their calzone, so everyone's happy. Thanks Tanya!

Tanya

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Thanks so much Stephanie! So glad you liked the recipe :)

Beverley Munt

Saturday 9th of April 2022

The Calzones worked out great in the Air Fryer.

Tanya

Saturday 9th of April 2022

Thank you Beverley! So glad you liked them.