Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone #Recipe

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Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

I had some ground beef that I had to cook. I also had pizza dough that I knew I doubted I’d use this coming week and didn’t want it to turn bad. So I decided to make a homemade calzone with it. Some people might call this a stromboli, and they might be right. Calzones and strombolis can be pretty similar. Calzones typically are half moon shaped whereas strombolis are more rolled or folded like this is. In my experience though, calzones have ricotta cheese. So I don’t know. Maybe I should call this a stromzone. Or a calboli. Anyway. No matter what you call it, it’s super easy and super tasty. Here’s how I made it.

Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone


  • 1x 15 oz bag refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded bacon
  • Pickles (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp spreadable butter/margarine (I used Country Crock)
  • Seasoning salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder


Preheat oven to 350.

Brown the ground beef to approximately medium. Do not overcook it so it becomes hard, dark and crunchy.

Place the ground beef in a large bowl, along with the cheese, ketchup and bacon. Mix well.

Spread the pizza dough out and form a rectangle.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

Place the beef mixture on top of the dough. Don’t go all the way to the ends or you won’t be able to close the dough.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

Fold up and pinch the ends and the top and bottom of the dough, sealing the rectangle.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

Using a knife or the back of a spoon spread the butter over the entire op surface of the calzone.

Sprinkle the seasoning salt, onion powder and garlic powder across the top of the calzone. I was pretty liberal, you can use as much or as little as you like.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone Recipe

Serve immediately.

What’s your favorite type of calzone or stromboli?

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Mistee Dawn October 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Yum! Those look amazing. I bet my hubby would really enjoy this.

Kelly R October 13, 2014 - 6:55 pm

That looks amazing. I will have to make this for my family. My favorite Calzone would be pepperoni and cheese.

Raijean October 13, 2014 - 7:58 pm

That looks so good, I wonder if mine would come out as good.

mel October 13, 2014 - 8:52 pm

This looks really good! You had me at calzone!

Jenn October 13, 2014 - 8:53 pm

My husband would LOVE this!! I like mine plain with just cheese, Im boring like that lol.

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide October 13, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Delicious! I actually have dough downstairs and no plans for it! I will be grocery shopping for the ingredients tomorrow for dinner!

Karen October 13, 2014 - 10:01 pm

I have never made a calzone because I thought it would be too hard to do, but you have made it look easy to do.

Heather October 13, 2014 - 11:01 pm

That looks huge! That would feed me for like 3 or 4 days. Looks great.

katrina g October 14, 2014 - 3:16 pm

that looks so good. i’m going to have to try it.

Jessica Cassidy October 15, 2014 - 4:17 pm

We love to eat bacon burger. It is very delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. This looks very delicious.

patricia Marsden October 18, 2014 - 9:13 am

Italian with loads of cheese and italian cold cuts.


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