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Turkey Pepperoni and Mushroom Calzones

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 30 minutes, including bake time


  • 1 c. jarred pizza sauce
  • 32 slices of turkey pepperoni (50% less fat)
  • 4 oz. shredded, low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1-lb. bag whole-wheat pizza dough


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  2. Flour work surface.
  3. Divide dough into four equal parts; roll out one part at a time into circles.
  4. On half of each circle, add:
    ¼ c. pizza sauce
    ½ c. mushroom slices
    8 pepperoni slices
    ¼ c. shredded mozzarella
  5. Fold calzone and press edges together to seal; cut small hole in top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Place calzones on non-stick baking sheet; bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown (check instructions on pizza dough; baking temperatures may vary depending on brand used).

Makes: 4 calzones

Serving size: 1 calzone

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
400 calories
18 g protein
12 g fat
5 g sat. fat
55 g carbohydrate
10 g fiber
33 mg cholesterol
1200 mg sodium
201 mg calcium
1 mg iron
6 mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This recipe is an excellent source of protein and calcium, which are essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: November 2015