Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones


These Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are stuffed with extra cheesy macaroni and cheese, saucy shredded pork and baked until golden brown.

YUM! These Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are stuffed with extra cheesy macaroni and cheese, saucy shredded pork and baked until golden brown.pinterestWho says calzones have to be stuffed with marinara sauce and pepperoni? Not me!

I’ve teamed up with Bob Evans Grocery to share this super easy and totally fun twist to your pizza night! Grab a package of Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese and let’s get started!

Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones:

  • Start by mixing up a super simple pizza dough. I’m giving instructions on how to make your own pizza dough down in the recipe below, but if you’re in a time crunch, using pre-made pizza dough will work great!
  • Divide the dough into 8 balls and then press each ball of dough into a small circle about the size of your hand.

This super easy pizza dough recipe makes for perfect calzones!

Tips for Making Calzones:

  • It’s important to make sure that your dough is not pressed out too thin, or you’ll end up with cracks and leaks in your calzone.
  • Don’t over-fill your calzone or you might run into an issue when you try to seal it up.
  • Place the filling slightly off-center so you can easily lift up the dough and cover without tearing the dough.
  • Leave at least 1/2 inch seam around the filling to the edge of the pizza dough so you can crimp the edges closed.

Combine Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese with mozzarella for an ultra cheesy filling to these BBQ Calzones!

For the filling of my Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones I went with a container of Bob Evans Original Macaroni and Cheese and combined it with some shredded mozzarella cheese.

This ultra cheesy filling is the same filling that goes into my Macaroni Stuffed Meatloaf. It’s a winner, so I knew this would be a winner too!

Combine macaroni and cheese with shredded bbq pork for the ultimate calzone recipe!

I added in some saucy bbq pulled pork, which I have a great recipe for, but you can also use store bought pre-made pulled pork too.

These delicious Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones can come together in just a few minutes!

Brush the tops of each calzone with a simple egg wash, sprinkle with black pepper and grated parmesan cheese.

Brush the tops of each calzone with a simple egg wash and then sprinkle with crushed black pepper and grated parmesan cheese. Make sure to poke a few holes in the tops of each calzone with a fork so it has room to vent any steam that might want to escape.

These cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are a super easy weeknight dinner recipe that comes together in just a few minutes!

Are These Calzones Freezer Friendly?

  • This recipe makes 8 large sized calzones, which was more than my family could eat in one sitting, so I froze the rest for later.
  • I baked all 8 calzones, let them cool then wrapped them individually in foil and placed them in a plastic zip-close bag.
  • When you’re ready to eat, just preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake until heated through.

OMG! These Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are everything you love about good old barbecue wrapped up in a warm and crispy calzone!

My family LOVED these super easy and saucy calzones, and I’m sure you will too!

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Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones

OMG! These Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are everything you love about good old barbecue wrapped up in a warm and crispy calzone!

These Cheesy BBQ Pork Calzones are filled with macaroni and cheese, saucy bbq pork and then baked until golden brown.

  • Author: Shawn Syphus | I Wash You Dry
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp rapid rise yeast (2 small packages)
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup very warm water (120-130 degrees F)
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20oz. Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese*
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups bbq pulled pork*
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine 2 cup of flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Stir in the warm water and oil until mixture is thick and sticky, about 1 minute. Add another 1 cup flour to the bowl and mix with a sturdy spoon until mixture comes together, then transfer to a flour-dusted surface. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, adding extra flour as needed.
  3. Divide dough into 8 balls and press into circles about 6 inches in diameter, making sure the dough does not become too thin.
  4. Meanwhile mix together the macaroni and cheese with the shredded mozzarella cheese in a small bowl. Divide the macaroni and cheese mixture among the centers of the calzone, leaving at least a 1 inch border around the circle. Divide the bbq pulled pork among the calzones on top of the macaroni and cheese.
  5. Lightly beat the egg with 1 tsp water in a small dish and lightly brush the outer edges of the calzone to help create a seal. Fold the calzone over, creating a pocket for the filling and use a fork to crimp closed.
  6. Poke the tops of the calzones with the fork a few times to create air holes in the filling. Brush the tops with the egg wash and sprinkle with a little bit of grated parmesan cheese and black pepper.
  7. Place calzones on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until calzones are golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

Notes

Macaroni and Cheese and bbq pulled pork do not need to be preheated.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bob Evans Grocery. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible.

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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