Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Sausage Calzones

Calzones are a traditional Italian dish, typically made with pizza dough folded over a filling of meat, cheese, and vegetables. They originated in Naples and were originally called ‘calzoni’, which means ‘trousers’ in Italian. This is because the folded dough resembles a pair of pants.

Air Fryer Sausage Calzones

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: MainCuisine: Italian
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These crispy and delicious sausage calzones are made easy with the help of an air fryer. Perfect for a quick and tasty dinner or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough

  • 6 cooked sausage links

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Roll out pre-made pizza dough into 6-inch circles.
  • Place a cooked sausage link in the center of each dough circle.
  • Add a spoonful of marinara sauce and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges to seal.
  • Brush the calzones with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  • Place the calzones in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Check the calzones halfway through cooking and flip if needed.
  • Once golden brown and crispy, remove from the air fryer and let cool.
  • Serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping and enjoy!


  • You can use any type of sausage you prefer, such as Italian or breakfast sausage.
  • Feel free to add in any additional toppings you like, such as peppers or onions.
  • Make sure to seal the calzones tightly to prevent any filling from leaking out.

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