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Want a flavorful pocket of deliciousness for dinner tonight? Chakalaka Calzones are pizza dough stuffed with spicy Chakalaka and melty cheese before baking to golden perfection! Simply utilize pizza dough from your local grocery store or pizza joint for a delightful, homemade savory pastry!



Serves 4 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 package spicy Chakalaka, prepared
  • 1 prepared pizza dough
  • 8-10 slices of pepperoni (optional)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 1 cup prepared marinara sauce, for dipping


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Prepare the Chakalaka as per the package directions. Allow it to cool slightly.

  3. Divide the pizza dough into 4 equal portions. Roll one out, keeping the others under a damp towel to keep them from drying out.

  4. Roll it out to about ⅛-inch thick using a rolling pin. Place ¼ of the Chakalaka into the center of the dough sheet. Layer a few slices of optional pepperoni on top. Then, top with about ¼ cup of cheese.

  5. Fold the calzone over itself and seal the edges with a fork. Repeat with the rest of the dough and fillings.

  6. Place the calzones on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and top each with flaky salt. Pierce a hole in the top of each calzone carefully to allow steam to escape. You can also prick with a fork.

  7. Bake 12-15 minutes in a preheated oven until the crust is golden and the filling is hot.

  8. Remove from the oven and serve immediately with the marinara sauce for dipping.