Albanian Turkey Calzone Pizza (Pica Gjel Deti)


Turkey is a large piece of poultry and will often be used over a few days. There are so many different recipes that can be made with it but apart from a nice big roast, this Albanian Turkey Calzone Pizza (Pica Gjel Deti) is one of my favorites!

Quick and easy to make, it is also loved by the kids!


Albanian Turkey Calzone Pizza (Pica Gjel Deti)


Cooking time: 50 Minutes

Serves 4 People



  • 2 Ready Rolled Pizza Dough
  • 4 Handfuls Turkey (Left overs)
  • 1 Aubergine (Skinned and diced)
  • 1 Courgette (Skinned and diced)
  • 3 Peppers (Mixed and Diced)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 5cm Albanian Salami (Diced)
  • 4 Tbsp Pizza Sauce
  • 4 Handfuls Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
  • Basil
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil



Cook the Aubergine and courgette for a few minutes in the olive oil. Add the onion, peppers, some basil and pepper and cook until softened (about 15 minutes). Add the Albanian salami and turkey and cook for a few minutes.

Take off the heat and add the pizza sauce – stir well. While the mixture cools for a few minutes, add a pizza dough to a foil covered large round pizza tray or baking tray. Add half the filling and two handful of cheese on top, fold half the base over the filling to make a semi circle.

Seal the calzone pizza by folding / twisting the edges together. Add the other pizza dough and repeat. You will end up with two calzone pizza’s side by side and can be cooked together in one go. Bake in the oven on 180 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.


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