Here we combine two favorite family dinners—chili and pizza—into calzones packed full of lean turkey, bell peppers and sharp Cheddar. Dish them up with a side salad to complete the meal.

EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2022


Credit: Photography / Greg DuPree, Styling / Ali Ramee / Christine Keely

Recipe Summary

25 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 475°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add taco (or Southwest) seasoning and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and water and bring to a simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in beans. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

  • Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll or stretch each piece into a 6-inch circle. Place on the prepared baking sheet. For each calzone, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on one half, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with about 2/3 cup filling. Brush the border with water. Fold the dough over the filling and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. Cut several small slits in the tops to vent steam. Brush the calzones with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Bake the calzones until browned on top, about 12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate filling (Step 2) for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 calzone
466 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 51g; dietary fiber 10g; sugars 5g; fat 20g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 54mg; sodium 664mg; potassium 508mg.