With store bought dough and a few classic breakfast staples, you can whip up a batch of easy, satisfying, portable breakfast calzones.
Another breakfast recipe means another recipe that we don’t actually eat for breakfast. Like so many recipes before this one, we enjoy these breakfast calzones for supper. We’re just suckers for bacon and eggs; top it with cheese and wrap it in dough and we’re powerless to resist.
Like so many of the recipes I share, this one can be completely customized depending on what your family likes and what you have on hand. Swap sausage for the bacon, load it up with veggies, or add a few spoonfuls of salsa. Whatever you decide to include on the inside gets all wrapped up inside the handy dough pocket, making these breakfast calzones ideal for breakfast- or lunch or dinner- on the go.
I imagine these little pockets would be fairly freezer-friendly, but I’ve yet to give that a shot (though I can vouch for the freezability of these homemade pizza pockets). Let me know if you give it a try with this recipe!
1 can refrigerated pizza dough
salt and pepper
4 slices of bacon
1/2 c. shredded cheese
Preheat oven according to pizza dough instructions. Scramble the eggs and cook the bacon (I cook the bacon in the microwave while the eggs are cooking to save time). Be sure to sprinkle the eggs generously with salt and pepper.
Unroll the pizza dough and use a rolling pin to roll it into a 12 inch by 10 inch rectangle. Cut the dough in half vertically and then in half horizontally to form four rectangles. The rectangles should be about five by six inches.
Cut each bacon slice in half and place both pieces on half of the dough. Place one quarter of the scrambled eggs on top of the bacon and top with two tablespoons of cheese. Fold half of the dough over the cheese and use a fork to seal the calzone closed.
Bake according to pizza dough directions, or until calzones are golden. Serve warm- they’re wonderful dipped in salsa!
There’s more breakfast where that came from! How about bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches or foolproof waffles?
Janet Vinyard says
Hi Abby, These breakfast calzones sound so delicious! I make something similar with tortillas but I’ll have to try using the yeast dough. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Blessings, Janet
We’ve done a tortilla version, too, but sometimes that fluffy dough just hits the spot 🙂
Jenna @ A Savory Feast says
These sound really good! I’m always looking for a new way to make the standard bacon and eggs.
Thanks, Jenna! Same here. So we get to eat lots of different breakfast recipes while I experiment. It isn’t a bad deal.
Laura Jean Gilleland says
Yum! These look easy and delicious. My husband and I love breakfast for dinner — it is the best combination!
I know, right? I feel like a significant portion of my life is spent figuring out new ways to make brinner.
I’m inviting you to my house ASAP so you can make these! Looks delicious!
Thanks, Cara! They really are. And you could totally make them happen on your own 🙂
Cristina @ I Say Nomato says
Breakfast for supper? Yes please! I love the idea of putting eggs in calzones, I can definitely use this on my no-tomato sauce pizza!
I’m a firm believer in breakfast for supper, and in putting eggs, bacon, and cheese on/in just about everything 🙂
I almost made breakfast for dinner tonight! I am going to have to add this recipe to my list of things to try.
Thanks, Elise! Brinner is a staple around our house. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the recipe.
Natasha Solae says
Omg those calzones looks incredibly delicious!
Thanks, Natasha! I definitely think they are 🙂
Elly Leavitt says
big fan of breakfast for dinner, and these are a great idea xx
Thank you, Elly! We are, too, and these were a big hit.
You never cease to make me hungry 🙂 Another great one! Thanks, friend!
Ha, that’s the goal! Brinner for the win.
I love calzones, but I haven’t made any in ages! I wanna try making these (I hope they really do keep in the freezer pretty well) before my residency starts so that I’ll always have something on hand, hehe. I’ll let you know how that turns out!
Please do! I’m not sure why it wouldn’t work, other than maybe the dough won’t heat up to be as crisp as when they’re fresh. I’ve made and frozen breakfast burritos and I know those heat in the microwave really well. Good luck, Farrah!
Pamela Shank says
I am like you, breakfast for dinner is the best. These look delicious and can be so versatile, just add any extra ingredients you have in the refrigerator. Easy recipe too.
Thanks, Pamela! You’re right- the more I get to thinking, the more I realize how endless the possibilities are.
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
What a brilliant idea! We love calzones, and we (obviously!) love breakfast… and we love breakfast for dinner, too. I can see these being a HUGE hit in our household, especially since we can both customize them to have our favorite ingredients. Heck, I bet our DAUGHTER would even love these because she’s all about the breakfast food, too!
The customization makes them so much fun! I love getting kids invested in dinner by letting them help create their own version.
April R - Uncookie Cutter says
I actually love refrigerated pizza dough, haha! And breakfast sandwiches, so this sounds pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing, pinning!
If you love those two things, these calzones will be your new favorite food 🙂
The first time I made them the eggs where good than I made them again and some of the egg where blackish what would be the cause of this discoloring of the eggs
Hi, Sharon! I’m not positive, but from what I understand, that kind of discoloration could be due to over-scrambling the eggs. Try adding a splash of milk before cooking and cook them over low heat, stirring constantly. I hope that helps!
Celena Foster says
I am going to the store tomorrow and making these for dinner! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂
Let me know what you think of the recipe, Celena! I hope you love it.