Calzones are a terrific lunch idea for the grab-and-go types. If you have more time in the kitchen then consider these options: when cooking for one, try freezing the remaining three calzones for other meals and baking them from frozen. For family meals, get kids involved rolling out the dough or picking vegetables for the filling to help teach them about healthy choices.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min


3 cups broccoli florets, chopped, lightly steamed
2 cups tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups chicken breast(s), cooked, shredded
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese, grated
1/3 cup basil, fresh, chopped
1 lb frozen bread dough, defrosted
1 egg(s)
1 tbsp water

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the broccoli, tomato sauce, olive oil, shredded chicken, cheese and fresh basil.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into four pieces. Roll each piece into a 10-inch circle. Carefully place one circle on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spoon a fourth of the chicken mixture onto half of the circle. Brush edges of dough with water; fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

  3. With a sharp knife, make a small slash on each calzone; this will let any steam escape. Beat egg and water; brush over calzones. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Info

Per 445 g serving Amount
Protein50 g
Fat19 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate68 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar11 g
Cholesterol130 mg
Sodium1030 mg
Per 445 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A20
Vitamin C130
Vitamin B643
Vitamin B1241