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Cast Iron Calzone Recipe

Cast iron calzone takes less than an hour of your time. Cater the filling ingredients to your liking. This is such an easy, perfect meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lb frozen pizza dough thawed according to package directions
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 20 pepperonis
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Cook the ground beef in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add onions, green peppers and mushrooms. Cook until veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer contents of the skillet to a bowl and drain grease (do not clean skillet).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Divide the pizza dough nearly in half, one part being slightly bigger than the other. On a flat, floured surface rough the dough into two circles, one 10 inches in diameter and the other 12 inches.
  • Place the larger circle on the bottom and up the sides of the skillet, letting the dough hang over the edge. Spread the marinara sauce evenly onto the dough and top with the cooked meat and veggies. Top with a layer of pepperonis and then the cheese.
  • Place the remaining circle of dough over the top. Pinch the dough edges together creating a seam. Using a sharp knife, cut a few vent lines into the top of the calzone. Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cut like a pizza and serve with extra marinara sauce, if desired.


  • If you’re up for it, I highly recommend making your own No Yeast Homemade Pizza Dough. It is super easy and is totally worth the tiny bit of effort required!
  • As long as you’re going homemade for the crust, you may as well make your own Homemade Pizza Sauce, too! It is super easy and will taste way better than anything you can find in the store.
  • The best cheeses to use to make calzones are mozzarella, provolone and cheddar.
  • Change up the vegetables in the recipe for others you have on hand! Any variety of onion, zucchini and olives would all be great options.
  • Replace a portion or all of the ground beef with ground sausage for an added boost of flavor.


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1049mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 4mg
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