Personal Sized Gluten Free Calzones

Who doesn’t love a calzone warm from the oven filled with gooey cheese and sauce? My gluten free calzones are a family favorite! The whole family gets their hands floured for this dinner adventure. Cook alongs are fun, and the kids can each personalize their own calzone. It’s the perfect meal for my picky eater.

The Dough

gluten free dough

Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and give them a stir. A stand mixer will work as well, but I like to mix it by hand.  Add in 2 tablespoons of good olive oil and 1 1/2 cup of water. Stir the dough until it is all combined. Cover with a towel and allow to rest for about an hour. The dough won’t really rise much, but the flavor is developed and it will give you time to prep your fillings.

The Fillings

The fillings really make these gluten free calzones delicious. Anything goes here! Pull out your leftovers, grate up some cheese, literally anything works. Our favorites are the classic tomato sauce and cheese and potato and cheddar cheese.  Leftover chicken was added to our classic sauce and cheese calzones. Try adding ham, spinach, fresh herbs, ground beef or turkey. Have fun creating new combinations.

How to Assemble your Gluten Free Calzones

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Flour the counter top or board with a little gluten free flour. Next, remove the dough from the bowl and center it onto your floured board. Roll out the dough to about a 1/4″ thickness. I used a cookie cutter to cut the calzones. However, a thin sided glass would work just as well.

 dough rolled out and cut for calzones
assembling Gluten free calzones,

Brush the edges of half of the rounds with a little beaten egg, this will help the two sides adhere. Leftover dough can be rerolled to make more! Time to fill! Start with a little sauce (about a tablespoon or two) followed by the cheese, chicken or spinach etc.

Some of our favorite gluten free calzones are actually filled with potato and cheddar cheese!

Gluten free calzone potato and cheddar filling
gluten free calzones ready for the oven

Be careful not to overfill. Next, carefully lay the second circle over the top, pressing out any extra air and seal the edges. Finally, use a fork to crimp the edges to seal them. Transfer the calzones to a prepared baking sheet. Give the tops a brush with the egg wash. Additionally, if you feel fancy, sprinkle with a little oregano, course salt or parmesan cheese.

Bake the gluten free calzones for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown. Yum!

gluten free calzones baked to a golden brown
Gluten free calzones fresh from the oven

Finally, my tip of the evening is using these gems for quick snack or meals. Freeze the leftovers in freezer bags. Pop them into the toaster (recommended two toastings) for a great and easy after school snack. It works great! I always have a stash in the freezer.

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Gluten free calzone

Gluten Free Personal Sized Calzone

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  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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1 cup tapioca starch

1 cup white rice flour

1 1/2 cups potato starch

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

1 tablespoon instant quick rise yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

11/2 cups warm water

Choice of fillings: mozzarella cheese, marinara sauce, chicken, ham, herbs, etc.

Beaten egg for wash on top

Course salt, oregano, parmesan cheese

Instructions

Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl and give them a stir. A stand mixer will work as well, but I like to mix it by hand.  

Add in 2 tablespoons of good olive oil and 1 1/2 cup of water. 

Stir the dough until it is all combined. 

Cover with a towel and allow to rest for about an hour. The dough won’t really rise much, but the flavor is developed and it will give you time to prep your fillings.

Once the dough has rested, preheat your oven to 350°. 

Flour the counter top or board with a little gluten free flour. Next, remove the dough from the bowl and center it onto your floured board. 

Roll out the dough to about a 1/4″ thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut the calzones.

Brush the edges of half of the rounds with a little beaten egg.

Filling the calzones with 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce followed by the cheese and your preferred toppings.

Carefully lay the second circle over the top. Press out any extra air and seal the edges with a fork. 

Transfer the calzones to a prepared baking sheet. 

Give the tops a brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with oregano, course salt or parmesan cheese if desired. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

These freeze well and can be reheated in the oven or toaster. 

  • Author: Karina K.
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