New Zealand Calzone
A folded calzone pizza
Created with care, this type of pizza gives a delectable flavor paired with a fanciful smell.
Make sure to get the the best toppings and pair these with the perfect crust for your family and friends to enjoy a gratifying pizza meal together.
If you enjoy Vegetarian pizza that has Tomato sauce then we’ve got a treat for you.
Pizza is the perfect food for any group, whether it’s large or small. For large groups, it’s a great option because it’s easy to order a variety of toppings to please everyone’s taste and it’s also easy to share. Plus, you can order multiple pies and have everyone pick their favorite slice.
For small groups, it’s also a great option because it’s easy to customize the toppings to fit everyone’s preferences, and it’s also easy to order just the right amount.
Additionally, pizza is a great conversation starter, it brings people together and creates a friendly atmosphere. No matter the size of the group, pizza is a great option that will please everyone. Plus, it’s easy to order, easy to share and easy to customize, it’s a win-win situation for all.
Pizza in New Zealand
Naples-style pizza is very popular throughout New Zealand, with a crunchy, crispy crust with a selection of toppings that are local from New Zealand, as well as imported Aged Cheeses and Meats.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from New Zealand here.
New Zealand Calzone Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade New Zealand Calzone Pizza using a pizza oven or your usual oven.
New Zealand Calzone Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so add more or less, if required.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons table salt
New Zealand Calzone Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides New Zealand Calzone Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
Don’t forget that you can always add salt and pepper to taste.
Preparing New Zealand Calzone Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
I find this pizza very nice on its own, or why not enjoy it with a fresh salad?
Put the New Zealand Calzone pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
Often called aubergine, Eggplant is a low calorie vegetable with high amounts of fiber and a range of nutrients. The humble eggplant spread into Southern Italy during the 9th century, as Arabs brought them along with them as they expanded into the region.
When first growing, Eggplants grow small oval, white fruits that look just like eggs from Chicken. As a result, British gardeners named these “egg-plants” for their appearance.
When making New Zealand Calzone Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
Capsicum is a type of flowering plants that are cultivated worldwide for their bell pepper or chili pepper fruit. In many countries, Capsicum is interchangeable with Bell Peppers for the name of the fruit.
Capsicums are very nutritious, full of antioxidants that may reduce inflammation, protect cholesterol and fats from oxidative damage and decrease cancer risk.
Facts about Pizza
What do you think about these facts?
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Pizza by plane
There’s a restaurant located in Alaska, called Airport Pizza. As the name suggests, they deliver pizzas by plane.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make delicious pizza at home? Please read on!
Why isn’t my pizza crust cooking all the way through?
Either you didn’t cook your pizza long enough, or the oven wasn’t hot enough. You should always let your oven preheat for at least 30 minutes before you bake the pizza. Then watch your pizza crust turn golden around the edges and evenly browned on the bottom before removing.
What temperature should I use for baking pizza?
If you’re using a baking pan or pizza pan, preheat your oven pretty much as high as it can go. I’m talking about 500°F (260°C) or higher. If you’re using a pizza stone, don’t forget to preheat that as well. Always let it heat up for at least 30 minutes, before adding your first pizzas.
How long does it take to digest pizza?
It typically takes around 6-8 hours for pizza to digest in your stomach. The higher the fat content, the longer food takes to digest. Pizza has carbs in the sauce, crust and vegetable toppings, plus high fat and protein in any meat and cheese.
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