This vegetarian-friendly version of calzoni is satisfying and delicious. It calls for eight ingredients and is a fun meal to make with friends. You will also be making homemade dough, but don’t be intimidated by that. You won’t need any special equipment for the dough, just a mixing bowl, kitchen towel, a clean countertop, and your hands. If you’re in the mood for something Italian for dinner, you won’t be disappointed by this recipe.
Vegetarian Calzoni Recipe
A luxurious Vegetarian Calzoni recipe that pairs caramelized onions, tomatoes, cheese, and fresh parsley with a decadent calzoni dough.
In a bowl, pour ½ cup of water and add yeast, mix and leave for five minutes until the yeast blooms.
Add sugar, olive oil, remaining water, and salt to another bowl, and mix thoroughly. Once the yeast mixture is ready, add it to the flour mixture and combine.
Place the dough onto a floured countertop and knead for 3 to 5 minutes until the dough becomes smooth. Transfer dough to a bowl, cover with a light kitchen towel, and leave for one to two hours at room temperature.
For the Filling
Pour oil into a 10-inch pan over medium heat, add onion and cook for a few minutes until they soften.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Set aside your onions and garlic, then wash and cut the fresh vegetables and parsley.
Once the dough is ready, divide into four equal portions and shape into balls. Roll them into circles using a rolling pin. The thickness of the dough should be no more than ¼ inch.
Add cheese and some of your filling ingredients to the middle of the calzoni.
Fold the dough in half and seal the calzoni edges by pinching firmly with your fingers.
Brush the tops of your calzonis with egg and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Place the baking sheet in a preheated (425 degrees F) oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.