Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone

  • 5MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 390KCAL

First pasties, now a Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone! A perfect slimming recipe, if you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or similar.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories390
  • Carbs23g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat7g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Takeaway calzones are no doubt delicious, but full of extra grease and high in calories so they’re not great for a slimming diet like Weight Watchers.

These Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzones are the perfect way to satisfy your appetite when you’re pining for pizza without blowing your diet! We use a surprising ingredient, a tortilla wrap, as it provides a firm, bread-like “dough” that’s super versatile and crisps up really well when baked in the oven.

Packed with Italian flavours and just enough gooey cheese to kill those cravings, this lighter version of the takeaway classic may well become preferable to the real thing!

What diet is this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone suitable for?

This can easily be made gluten free by making sure you use a GF wrap. You can also enjoy this when following a dairy free diet, as long as you use a dairy free cheese.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Ham and Mushroom Calzone recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Ham and Mushroom Calzone recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Ham and Mushroom Calzone recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Ham and Mushroom Calzone recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

This is a great saving when you consider a Domino’s Personal Meat Feast Pizza clocks up 18 Points!

How many calories are in this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone?

We worked this recipe out to be approximately 390 calories per calzone, which means it fits into our Everyday Light category, but as always, please double check any nutritional information yourself.

A small classic Pepperoni Feast from Pizza Hut clocks up 1,050 calories, so this is a really great swap!

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Take a wrap and spread the passata over half (be careful not to get any too close to the edge).

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Step 2

Place all of the remaining ingredients (apart from the egg!) on one half of the wrap (again be careful not to get any too close to the edge).

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Step 3

Brush the exposed side of the wrap and all around the edges with beaten egg.

Step 4

Fold the wrap in half and press down around the edge. Crimp the edges using the back of a fork, then place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Brush the outside of the pasty with beaten egg.

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Step 5

Bake at 200°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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What could I serve with this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone?

This Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone is great served with;

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How do you know when this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone is cooked?

Bake at 200°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone?

We’ve not tried freezing them, but lots of people on our Facebook group have frozen our pasties, so there’s no reason why these Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone wouldn’t freeze well either, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it has cooled down completely.
  • Use an air-tight container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.

Just let them defrost, then pop them in the microwave to reheat. Or you could reheat them in the oven if you prefer, but be careful not to burn them.

Make sure they are piping hot before you eat them!

How do I reheat this Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone

First pasties, now a Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone! A perfect slimming recipe, if you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or similar.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • WW
    9 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 390
  • Carbs 23G
  • WW Points:
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 tortilla wrap
  • 2 slices ham diced, approximately 50g
  • 40 g reduced fat cheddar grated
  • 2 medium mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small handful onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp peppers finely diced
  • 1 tbsp passata
  • 1 small egg beaten
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Take a wrap and spread the passata over half (be careful not to get any too close to the edge).
  2. Place all of the remaining ingredients (apart from the egg!) on one half of the wrap (again be careful not to get any too close to the edge).
  3. Brush the exposed side of the wrap and all around the edges with beaten egg.
  4. Fold the wrap in half and press down around the edge. Crimp the edges using the back of a fork, then place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Brush the outside of the pasty with beaten egg.
  5. Bake at 200°C for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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GeorgiaThursday 20th June 2019

Delicious, I am loving your site. All the recipes I’ve made so far have been so tasty!! Thanks for keeping such an organised site wit the recipes so easily accessible. Makes it easier for us unofficial slimmers 🙂

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HeatherWednesday 29th May 2019

Can you switch the passata for tomato puree?

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    CateFriday 31st May 2019

    Passata is a bit thinner than tomato puree so you may want to add a little water if you are substituting :|)

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LouSunday 4th November 2018

Could you cook these the night before and just take them into work the next day and eat cold? We don’t have a microwave at present!

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BethanSaturday 20th October 2018

I planned on having these for tea tonight, but my oven broke yesterday ???? Could I cook them in the grill?

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LisaWednesday 16th May 2018

Made these for a food taster this evening and they were a hit, especially for our under sixteen member as they are struggling with packed lunches. I will definitely be making more of them.

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joanne waltersTuesday 27th February 2018

Made this with ham ,peppers , mushroom spring onion,homemade tomato sauce with half cheese and a squirt of primula low fat chees it was delicious.

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HelenSaturday 20th January 2018

A year into my SW journey…it’s difficult to stay excited by the same meals – made these today for lunch and were delicious. Have made lots of your recipes…keep up the fab work.

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JackieWednesday 10th January 2018

Made these today, absolutely scrummy, will be making again. Thank you PON.

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Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

Hi Liz,

Thanks for getting in touch ????

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SylviannFriday 11th August 2017

Must try this it looks delicious and if it’s anything like the pasties wow

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sylviann,

    Hope you enjoy them!

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MichelleThursday 3rd August 2017

Do you need to cook these and the pasties before you freeze them?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Michelle,

    I would recommend cooking them first. If you pop some parchment between them before freezing, they’ll be easier to separate ????

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ManuelaWednesday 2nd August 2017

I made this for our dinner today and both my husband and son loved it Ham and Mushroom Pizza Calzone. I was told to make it again.

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Manuela,

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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Jayne HansonWednesday 2nd August 2017

I found these really nice but quite greasy when eating them tried flipping them over when cooking but still grease dripped out can you recommend anything to prevent this

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Jayne,

    I think it would depend on the cheese and ham you’ve used, or how much frylight you sprayed on your baking tray.

    Hope that helps!

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    ASaturday 30th September 2017

    Once ready let it rest for two minutes in a plate cover it with thick kitchen towels

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