BBQ pulled pork calzones

Heather Disarro

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There's nothing like a no-fail barbecue pulled pork recipe, but wrapping it in pizza dough with tons of shredded cheddar and sweet red onions can only make it better! Barbecue pulled pork calzones will be a new dinnertime staple.

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BBQ pulled pork calzones

Makes 4 large calzones


  • 1 (5 pound) pork loin
  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce of choice
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. To make the pork, pour half of the bottle of barbecue sauce in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Place the pork loin on top of the barbecue sauce, and then pour the remainder over the top.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Shred the pork and set aside.
  5. To make the calzones, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  6. Cut the pizza dough in equal quarters.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out very thinly in a large circle.
  8. Sprinkle 1/4 of the cheese, 1/4 of the sliced onions and 1/3 cup of the shredded pork on 1 half of each circle, leaving about an inch of room from the edge.
  9. Fold the dough over to make a half moon.
  10. Starting at 1 corner, pinch and twist the sides together to seal the calzone. This should resemble a braid around the edge of the calzone.
  11. Place all 4 calzones on the baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt if desired.
  12. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden.
  13. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  14. Serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.