Everyone knows there is a direct correlation between food and popularity in college.

This stuffed bread is a game day staple created by my mother while she was in college in Albany, New York. Her dorm room was the go-to on game day because of this wonderful bread creation. To this day, 25 years later, this culinary confection remains the prime snack in our house on many football Sundays.

Give this recipe a try and you will notice your game day parties becoming more and more popular.

Salami and Provolone Calzone

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:12-15 minutes
  • Total Time:15-20 minutes
  • Servings:Around 10
  • Easy


  • 1/2 pound salami
  • 1/2 pound provolone
  • 1 pizza dough
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • Step 2

    Unfold the dough and make sure it is in a square shape. Lightly flour the cookie sheet and lay the dough on top.

  • Step 3

    Layer the cheese and salami. You could get creative here, but for all intents and purposes, I do a salami-provolone-salami arrangement.

    Fold the edges in to keep all of the meaty goodness from slipping out.

  • Step 4

    Fold the edges over where you just folded the left and right sides. Make sure it is all tucked in, as pictured.

  • Step 5

    Flip it over. It should look like the picture.

  • Step 6

    Fold the edges over one last time.

    #SpoonTip: This will ensure the delicious contents of this dish do not overflow.

  • Step 7

    Make diagonal slices in the bread without cutting all the way through.

    #SpoonTip: This will ensure that the dough does not rise and subsequently explode in your oven. This could lead to tragic consequences, such as your building’s fire alarm going off and everyone hating you.

  • Step 8

    Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until you achieve this lovely golden brown color.

  • Step 9

    Slice & enjoy.

    #SpoonTip: Marinara makes a great dipping sauce.