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Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

This Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe is such a fun weeknight dinner idea. The kids love this twist on traditional bean and cheese burritos.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

I’ve got a new weeknight dinner idea for you today! My boys love having bean and cheese burritos on a regular basis so I thought it would be fun to create a pizza calzone with one of their favorite dinners.

With school in session and activities in full force, it’s so nice to have quick fix dinner ideas for the family. I’m all about keeping it simple!

Hope you enjoy this cheesy Mexican style calzone.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

You won’t need too many ingredients to get this baby in the oven. I used my homemade pizza dough along with some of our favorite Old El Paso products. If you don’t want to make a homemade pizza dough, you can find pre-made dough at your grocery store.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

I used the Old El Paso Refried Beans, Chopped Green Chilies and Mild Green Enchilada Sauce.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Place your beans, green chilies and tomatoes into a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Layer half of your bean mixture over half of your pizza dough. Top with lots of cheese πŸ™‚

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Fold your pizza dough over filled layer, press and seal edges then brush with a thin layer of olive oil.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Sprinkle with garlic salt and bake!

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Beautiful cheesy calzone ready for dinner!

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Serve with warmed enchilada sauce if desired πŸ™‚


Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone RecipePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 16 ounce can Old El Paso Refried Beans
  • 4.5 ounce can Old El Paso ChoppedΒ Green Chilies
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with peppers, mild (I used Rotel mild)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 10 ounce can Old El Paso Mild Green Enchilada Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and prepare pizza pan or stone.
  2. Press pizza dough into a 12 inch round. Place beans, green chilies and tomatoes in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Spread half of the bean layer over half of the pizza dough leaving a 1 inch border around the edge. Top with cheese then fold pizza dough over filled side, pressing and sealing edges together.
  3. Brush top of dough with oil then sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crust is golden. If needed, increase oven’s heat to broil for the last couple minutes to brown crust. Watch carefully, this happens fast πŸ™‚ Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices. Serve with warmed Old El Paso Green Enchilada Sauce if desired.

Makes 8 Servings

This post is in partnership with Old El Paso however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 1
    Meredith says:

    Do you do anything with the other half of the bean mixture?

    • 1.1
      Jenny says:

      Yes, I saved it to either use in another calzone or the boys like to dip their chips in like a warm bean dip. I’ll add that to the recipe πŸ™‚

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        Karen Schulz says:

        easy enough to just make 2 since the filling is already made. I’m sure I would love it as leftovers for brekky!!!

  2. 2

    I feel my jeans shrinking just looking at this gooey goodness! πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    What an awesome idea, love the twist you put on these.

  4. 4

    Oh my gosh – I love all that cheesy flowing out of the calzone!! I want this for dinner!!

  5. 5

    Oh, this looks so good, Jenny! Can’t wait to make this for the boys…and for me! πŸ˜‰

  6. 6

    Bean & cheese burritos are a staple around here. Love how you put a spin on a favourite, Jenny!

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    Maria says:

    Love this calzone!

  8. 8

    We love burritos and calzones, so this is a definite win-win!

  9. 9

    Well, I know what I am making for dinner tonight!!

  10. 10

    these are awesome and great for after school snacking!!

  11. 11
    JulieD says:

    Oh wow, Curtis would love these for dinner!!! <3

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    Deborah says:

    What a fun recipe, Jenny! I’m sure my kids would love this!!

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    Karly says:

    These are so brilliant! I think I have everything I need for this in my pantry, too!

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    Carolyn says:

    Now that’s a calzone. My husband would be in love! And we have several cans of El Paso products in our cupboard right now.

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    alice says:

    I love the simplicity of this. This would be perfect for watching football! Great idea!

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    Nicole says:

    I am a bean & cheese girl! Love that you made it into a calzone!

  18. 18

    I love your take on these! Burritos are my favorite choice for breakfast or dinner!

  19. 19
    Liz says:

    Whoa, that filling looks amazing!!!

  20. 20
    Gaby says:

    This looks like it is all sorts of amazing!

  21. 21

    Oh my goodness ~ I so need this now!

  22. 22
    Cassie says:

    I love the sound of these Jenny!

  23. 23

    I feel a Calzone moment coming on! Thanks for this yummy idea.

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    Making this for my family this fall! So delicious!

  27. 27
    Lynna says:

    Ahhhh, I need theseee. Wish I could have this for lunch right now!

  28. 28

    YESYESYES. You better believe I’m making this. Like in 5 minutes.

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    Lin says:

    How about adding nutritional information to your recipes posted?

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    Vegetarian says:

    Just an FYI, most refried beans, including the ones sold by Old El Paso, are NOT MEATLESS. They are made with LARD. Hopefully this recipe can be adapted by substituting canned black beans, because it looks pretty good and I think my extremely picky children will eat it. But it’s a bit misleading to list this in your “meatless” section.

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