Tuna Melt Calzones



20 min


6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 10 minutes
Tuna Melt Calzones

Andrew Grinton

These tuna melt calzones use ready-made pizza dough, canned tuna, cheese and baby spinach to create a hearty one-hand meal.


  • 2 170 g cans solid white tuna , water packed, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 450 g ball frozen pizza dough , defrosted
  • 1 cup grated white cheddar
  • 1 large egg , beaten
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine tuna and mayonnaise in a bowl and mash with a fork until well combined. Stir in celery, green onions and salt and mix until incorporated.
  • Divide tuna mixture into 6 equal portions.
  • Place spinach in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook, tossing occasionally, for 5 min or until fully wilted. Let cool and then squeeze out excess liquid. Divide into 6 portions.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into 6 equal pieces. Gently form each piece into a ball and roll out into a 6-in. circle.
  • Spread 1 portion of tuna mixture on half of each circle leaving a ½-in. border. Top each with 2 heaping tbsp of cheddar cheese and spread a portion of spinach overtop.
  • Moisten inside edge with egg and fold dough over to enclose filling; press down edges to seal.
  • Cut two slits in the top of each calzone. Brush tops with egg; sprinkle each with ½ tsp Parmesan.
  • Bake calzones for 10 to 14 min or until tops and bottoms are deeply golden and filling bubbles through slits. Serve hot or let cool and pack.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 485,
  • Protein
  • 23 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g,
  • Fat
  • 28 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 831 mg.


Introducing the tastiest tuna melt you’ve ever had, enclosed in a pizza crust and combined with a bit of muscle-building spinach to transform it into a balanced dinner (which can be served at room temperature).


These calzones freeze well, so they’re ready whenever you are. Bake from frozen in a 475f oven for 16 min, or until tops are nicely golden.