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vegan cheese n onion calzone

Vegan Cheese 'n' Onion Calzone

If you love cheese 'n' onion Greggs pastries then you'll love these Calzones even better! Super easy to prepare.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine British, Italian
Servings 4 people, or more.


  • Food processor/blender (for preparing the cheese sauce)
  • Baking/oven tray
  • Bread machine (optional for making pizza dough) otherwise make it by hand


  • 1 batch of cheese sauce make the cheese sauce in advance, link to my sauce recipe is above.
  • 1 large (about 400-450 grams) potato, cubed can leave the skins on after scrubbing if liked. Or use several smaller potatoes to make up the weight.
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and chopped
  • 1 batch pizza dough will post dough recipe below this recipe box


  • Add chopped potato and sliced onion to a saucepan with just enough water to cover, and bring to boil.
  • Lower the heat and gently simmer until soft. About 12 minutes.
    Drain, but reserve the water for using as stock for another recipe.
    The cooking liquid should keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Tip your cooked potatoes and onions into your already prepared cheese sauce. Mix.
    I gently mashed a few of the potatoes with a potato masher, but this is optional.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 Fan/200 Celsius/ 400 Fahrenheit/ Gas 6.
    Line a baking tray with some baking parchment, this is optional if your trays are non-stick already.
  • Divide your pizza dough into 4 equal potions. I use a food scale.
    Roll out to desired thickness. I rolled out thin but not too thin!
    Scoop a couple of large dessert spoons full of cheese mix into the middle of each Calzone.
    The calzones can hold quite a lot of mix.
  • Using water dampen around the edges of each Calzone.
    Gently pull one end of the Calzone over to the other and press to join.
    You can use either a fork to press the ends down to seal, or roll up the bottom end onto the top and pinch along the seal with your thumb and finger in little pincer movements!
    All that matters is that the edges are sealed!
  • Using a flat spatula/fish-type slice utensil carefully place the Calzones onto the baking tray or trays.
    Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
    Exact time will depend on your oven.
    Check after 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot or cold.
    Half a Calzone was enough for me with a large side salad.
    But my son and daughter managed an entire one!
Keyword Calzone, Comfort food, Easy, Italian, Vegan