Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is a rather quick, yet yummy recipe. You don't have to use the onions, pepper or mushrooms if you don't want.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (10 ounce) packagerefrigerated pizza dough
  • 14 ounces Steak-ums (frozen chipped steak)
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup chopped green pepper (optional)
  • 12 cup sliced mushrooms (canned OK) (optional)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 6 slices white American cheese
  • 1 -2 cup pizza sauce, for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In large skillet, cook chipped steak with onion until meat is no longer pink. Break up meat with spatula and drain meat.
  3. Lightly grease an 11" x 14" cookie sheet. Gently spread dough out on cookie sheet to a rectangle about 1/4" to 1/2" thick. Spoon ricotta cheese down the middle lengthwise. Arrange cooked chipped steak/onion mix on top. Top with green peppers and mushrooms (if using them). Top with slices of American cheese. Gently fold long ends together, pressing down seams to seal. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  4. Serve with hot pizza sauce for dipping.


Most Helpful

I made this and used the filling suggested. For the dough I used the recipe for calzone in bread machine. I then divided the dough in half and rolled it into 2 circles. I put chipped steak, peppers, onions and mushrooms, ricotta cheese and mozzarella instead of american. I folded dough over filling and pinched sides shut. Then I brushed with olive oil and italian seasoning and cut slits in it. Very tasty with pizza sauce!

Chef AngieW May 08, 2012

I used this recipe as a base but changed a lot of stuff. I used bread dough since that's what I had in the freezer and didn't use ricotta cheese since I really don't like it! I also used a prepackaged shredded Italian cheese blend that I bought at the store. I wouldn't use that style again but the idea of prepackaged shredded cheese worked well. All in all, my recipe may have been very little like the one posted here but it was quick and yummy!! One step that you DON'T want to skip is draining the meat. I did and my calzones were very juicy!! Thanks for a great recipe.
Made again using cottage cheese instead of ricotta and cheese slices this time and these turned out yummy again!

Krista Smith January 14, 2011

I am rating the idea/inspiration of this as I made a lot of changes due to what we had on hand. I did not use the ricotta but instead I used the called for cheese and then shredded mozzarella as well. I used green peppers & more onions on top (my husband loves onions). I used the called for dough although it was hard to handle as I've learned before but since the ingredients where easy to shape it worked (I tore the cheese slices in half so they weren't as bulky). I also cut two slits in the top because mine always pop open and all the wonderful cheese oozes out before its done - this way its more controlled. After I had it assembled I brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan, sesame seeds, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. I think it would have been much better with the ricotta but as we made it the calzone was very delicious. Thanks so much!

Mindelicious May 11, 2010

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