Burrito calzone

calzoneAs we try to implement more vegetarian and meatless meals into our diets we are trying lots of new things. So far all of them have been successful. A new family favorite is the Burrito Calzone. I actually found this recipe online. However, it was a little boring so I added a few of our favorite vegetables to the recipe to make it tastier and even more appealing to my family.

This is a super easy meal to prepare. It is not only easy, but super quick.  I used all organic ingredients. After adding a side salad this meal cost my family about $16 to prepare. That is only $4 per person for a very nutritious and filling meal.

Madilyn and I could only eat 1/2 of our calzone. So Caleb and I took them for lunch the next day. Surprisingly the calzones heated up well.


  • Pizza dough- I used Harry’s organic large pizza crust. However, this meal could use any kind of dough. Homemade dough would more than likely reduce the overall cost of the meal.
  • Cheese (any kind you like)
  • Black Beans
  • Refried beans
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives

Amount of each ingredient will depend on how stuffed you want your calzone. You can also substitute your own favorite ingredients to make calzones your family will love.


  • In a sauce pan sauté the onions, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Divide dough into the number of portions that you need. I divided my dough into 4 equal portions. This made the calzones about half the size of a dinner plate. Next time I do this I will divide the dough into 8 portions to make smaller more manageable calzones.
  • Roll out the dough. The thinner you roll the dough the crispier it will be.
  • Place beans, cheese, onions, mushrooms and olives on one side of the dough. Fold the unused dough over the filling.. Pinch the edges of the dough to create a seal.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. The crust should be lightly browned and toasty looking.




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