Air Fryer Calzone


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Air Fryer Calzone. How to transform your leftovers to make the most delicious air fryer calzone that you have ever tried. Similar to hand pies these loaded calzones are ideal for a fridge clear out, a planned leftover meal, or just something comforting to eat for a Friday supper.

This is an updated version of our 2016 air fryer leftover turkey calzone recipe. We have new ideas, an improved filling, and new photos. We hope you like the updated version.

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Air Fryer Calzone

Air Fryer Calzone

This air fryer calzone is a fun use out of your leftovers, but it is not a traditional calzone.

When I think of a traditional calzone, I think of the Italian restaurant that was at the bottom of my street as a kid. They did amazing homemade garlic breads and a yummy cheese calzone that I would share with my mum.

Even though the calzone did not look that big, because it’s a pizza flipped over into a pie shape, me and my mum could never manage to finish it.

I love that with a calzone you can use any leftovers you have, in the same way you would load leftovers into a pie. But instead of a pie it’s made using pizza dough that has been sealed up.

But today’s calzone is not a traditional one, because we are making it with our air fryer pie crust instead of our bread maker pizza dough.

You may be wondering why? Well I love Thanksgiving hand pies and I love the way a calzone shapes together. So its half calzone and half hand pie.

The best of both worlds.

You can use leftover pastry and combine it with leftovers from Thanksgiving, Christmas or even your roast dinner. Whatever you have that you know tastes good!

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My Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Yesterday on the blog I shared with you our updated air fryer turkey pot pie. It was delicious. But I still had leftover pie crust and leftover pie filling to use up.

I call this my leftovers of my leftovers.

Because I have already made something delicious with my leftovers and now, I am all about reusing what I didn’t use and making it into something else. Like I do with Monday Pie where I take what is left from leftover Monday pie and transform it into Tuesday carbonara.

Leftover turkey calzone works well because:

  • You do not need as much filling as goes into a pie
  • You can roll out your odds and ends of pastry and make into mini pies
  • You can cook a few in the air fryer at once and its not as time consuming

Can You Air Fry Calzones?

Yes, you can. Either traditional calzones made with our pizza dough, or this pastry alternative cook very well in the air fryer.

What I like to use are these pie cutters, or as us Brits call them pasty makers. You roll out your pie crust into them and then add a layer to one side of them. Then push them over and you will get perfectly looking calzone or hand pies:

Can You Air Fry Calzones?

You can use any filling you like in them. Just remember not to overfill them. Otherwise the filling falls out of the sides and they just don’t work very well.

You can use any filling you like in them. Just remember not to overfill them. Otherwise the filling falls out of the sides and they just don’t work very well.

Air Fryer Calzone Recipe

air fryer calzone step by step

I love how simple it is to make this air fryer calzone recipe. Plus, you can use lots of different types of leftovers that you have in. Treat it as your ultimate fridge raid.

  1. Roll out pie crust, pastry, or pizza dough onto your pie maker.
  2. Add fillings of choice that cover one side only.
  3. Place the lid over and press down.
  4. Remove pie from pie maker.
  5. Load up with egg wash.
  6. Air fry + enjoy.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

Air Fryer Calzone Time

The cook time for air fryer calzone is JUST 10 minutes at 180c/360f. You can also cook 2 at a time too.

However, if you prefer a crisp on each side you can cook them for five minutes on each side, at the same temperature as above.

Air Fryer Calzone
Air Fryer Calzone
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Air Fryer Calzone

Air Fryer Calzone. How to transform your leftovers to make the most delicious air fryer calzone that you have ever tried. Similar to hand pies these loaded calzones are ideal for a fridge clear out, a planned leftover meal, or just something comforting to eat for a Friday supper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 670kcal

Ingredients

Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Calzone Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Roll out your pie crust and use the back of it to cut out calzone shapes. I usually get four from each set of pie crust I roll out.
    Can You Air Fry Calzones?
  • Place one of the pie crust rounds onto the pie maker. Using a spoon add in pie filling to one of the sides and then press it down and make sure you have not added too much.
    Can You Air Fry Calzones?
  • Place the other side of the pie maker down, press it down and then release the pies from the pie maker. Do this for each pie you are making.
    Can You Air Fry Calzones?
  • Cover your pie crust with egg wash. Place your calzone into the air fryer basket and cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
    Can You Air Fry Calzones?

Notes

Frozen. You can also cook frozen calzone in the air fryer or reheat unused calzone. What I like to do is brush any pastry or pizza dough bits with egg wash as it really helps stop it from going dry.
Leftovers. Note that in this air fryer calzone recipe I am using leftover turkey pot pie from Thanksgiving. You can use any leftovers that have a sauce to them. That could be chicken pot pie, shepherds pie, beef stroganoff, corned beef hash, or even do a classic cheese and onion pasty.
Healthy. If you would like a lower calorie version, I recommend swapping pastry for Weight Watchers tortilla wraps or a healthy wrap of choice.
Thanks for reading our air fryer calzone recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love pie crust, then I recommend you try our air fryer sausage rolls.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 539mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 4mg
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2 thoughts on “Air Fryer Calzone”

  1. 5 stars
    I should not be looking for pastry recipes but this popped up in my feed and i just had to do them. They were delicious and the filling just oozed out everywhere perfect!

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  2. 4 stars
    I have to agree with Dorothy, these are a great idea and i have just done a practice run ready for Thanksgiving and they turned out great, i never thought when buying the air fryer that i could use it to help with my Thanksgiving cooking, many thanks!

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