Vegan Calzones

2 Oct

We’ve been watching a lot of Parks and Recreation lately and there’s a lot of talk about calzones. Personally, I was never a huge fan of calzones. I think this picture sums it up.

I may have changed my mind after last night. These were delicious and VERY filling. Try drinking a brown ale with these-since it’s autumn, I’d suggest Sierra Nevada’s Tumbler.

Vegan Calzones


  • 1 batch of pizza dough with 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp basil, 1 tsp italian seasoning added
  • Tofu ricotta-recipe below
  • Marinara sauce-homemade or jarred
  • Toppings-veggies, vegan meats, vegan cheese, minced garlic, fresh basil, etc.

Tofu ricotta:

  • 1 cup unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine yogurt with lemon juice, nutritional yeast, starch, and salt. Heat in a small saucepan over medium heat until starch activates and makes a stretchy cheese sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 475°F. Cut dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out with a rolling pin into a circular shape. Stretch edges and top 1/2 of dough with cheese saucd, leaving space around the edge to braid dough together. Place toppings on the sauce. You can use pretty much anything, but if you’re using a vegan meat, cook it beforehand.Vegan CalzonesFold untopped half onto toppings. Braid bottom and top layer of dough together. Cut three holes in top to vent.image
  3. Repeat with other 3 dough portions. Cook in oven for about 20 minutes until dough is golden brown. Serve with extra sauce on the side.

Vegan Calzones


One Response to “Vegan Calzones”

  1. Xiomara February 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    I love the way you braided the edges. Do you cook your veggies before baking the calzone?

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