Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Tuna Melt Calzone

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
6 Servings
30 Minutes

This is an absolutely delicious and easy light meal. Starting with store-bought pizza dough really cuts down on the prep time. I’m giving you the basic recipe and concept, and you can add or alter the veggies and seasoning as you wish.


Main ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 pounds (3/4 kilogram) store-bought pizza dough

  • egg, for glazing

  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling


  • 2 cans Gefen Tuna, preferably in oil

  • 2–3 tablespoons Gefen Mayonnaise, or to taste

  • handful fresh parsley leaves, chopped

  • 1 small–medium stalk celery, finely diced

  • 1 scallion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, grated

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

  • 1–2 cubes frozen pesto, defrosted or 1 tablespoon prepared pesto such as Ta’amti Classic Pesto

  • grated hard cheese of your choice


Prepare the Calzones


In a medium bowl, mix filling ingredients together, aside from grated cheese. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).


Divide pizza dough into six equal parts. Roll each piece into a square. (Dough should be rolled to uniform thickness, to avoid holes during baking.)


Generously sprinkle grated cheese on one triangular half of the dough, leaving a one-inch (three centimeter) border. Spread the opposite triangular half with the tuna mixture, leaving the same border. Gently fold the tuna side over the cheese side. Press to close.


Use a fork to make marks all along the dough edges, pressing to seal. Continue until all dough and filling is finished. Brush with egg, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Bake for 12–15 minutes or until tops are golden and dough is baked through. Serve hot.


Pizza dough can be bought in advance and frozen until using. Defrost completely before making this recipe.


You can personalize your calzone! For a cheesier tuna melt, spread grated cheese on the entire square of dough before adding the tuna. For great flavor, thinly sliced onions can be added to one side. Other add-ins can be finely chopped red peppers, grilled sweet potato cubes, diced tomatoes, crushed garlic, and/or olives.


Food and Prop Styling by Chavi Feldman Photography by Hudi Greenberger

Tuna Melt Calzone

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Sora Malka Teichman
Sora Malka Teichman
3 years ago

These are delicious! They were recently featured in Family Table and I was inspired to try them. This is a keeper!

3 years ago

Absolutely delicious and super easy!!! Absolutely delicious and super easy!!! I used Dining in’s pan pizza for the pizza base, and then ‘baked’ them in a pan for approx 30 mins, flipping over half way through. Have been asked to make this again soon…