Homemade Favourites | PizzaExpress Vegan Calzone

Homemade Favourites | PizzaExpress Vegan Calzone

Goodtimes at a distance

Happiness in a slice of Vegan Pizza goodness...

Vegan Calzone Pizza 

Prep time: 30 mins | Cooking time: 12 mins | Makes: 1 Vegan Calzone


Pinch the edges of your Calzone to seal the deal and to avoid your ingredients falling out. Then brush with olive oil and top with black pepper.


  • 1 calzone base (see the PizzaExpress Dough Ball recipe)
  • 1/2 a tin of PizzaExpress passata (or any you have)
  • 10gms of roquito peppers (or small red peppers) 
  • 1grm of smoked chilli powder (any chilli powder will do)
  • 10gms of jalapeño peppers
  • 10gms harissa paste
  • A pinch of garlic granules (if you have them)
  • A pinch of oregano
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 10gms of garlic oil (or olive oil)
  • 10gms of rocket


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
2. Wash and cut the aubergine in 1cm thick slices
3. Salt both sides of the aubergine and set aside for 10 mins
4. Pat aubergine on kitchen towel to remove the excess moisture and salt
5. Heat a large frying pan on medium to high heat
6. Brush both sides of aubergine with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic granules
7. Dry fry the cut aubergine slices on both sides
8. Let cool to the touch and chop into smaller pieces
9. Spread 3 tbsp of PizzaExpress passata to over half the pizza base, leaving 3cm around the edge with no passata
10. Add chargrilled aubergine on top of the passata
11. Add jalapeños and roquito peppers
12. Add approx. 4-5 dollops of harissa paste
13. Season with oregano, black pepper and chilli powder then drizzle with garlic oil
14. Dip your finger in water and run your finger along the rim of the dough
15. Fold the dough over to make your calzone then pinch and twist the dough together along the side where the edges meet forming a seal to keep the ingredients inside
16. Brush with olive oil and top with black pepper
17. Lightly oil your cooking tray and place your calzone on the pan
18. Bake in over 180°C degrees for 12 minutes until nicely browned
19. Prepare your houmous side dip and side salad
20. Drizzle your salad with a PizzaExpress Dressing of your choice

Serve. Eat. Enjoy... and share with us @lovemeadowhall & @pizzaexpress.

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