Saturday, September 3, 2011

Unbelievable Spinach Calzones

I made these yummy calzones this week from a recipe I found on

Unbelievable Spinach Calzones
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Photo By: Scotdog
Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Servings: 8
"Delicious, satisfying, and very easy to make. My kids will even eat spinach this way! We serve them with warmed spaghetti sauce to dip them in and a salad. Yum!"
1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
2 eggs
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped
spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
salt and pepper to taste
1 (32 ounce) package frozen white
bread dough, thawed
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together the ricotta cheese, eggs, Italian seasoning, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and spinach. Set aside.
3. Divide the bread dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece out to about an 8 inch circle. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the ricotta filling onto each circle, fold over and seal the edges. Place onto a greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until nicely browned on the tops and bottoms.
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I did a couple of things differently though. I used refrigerated pizza dough instead of frozen bread dough. Here is how I used and filled the dough; from another calzone recipe I have used for sausage and vegetable calzones;
  • Unroll pizza dough on clean work surface. Pat out to 15x11-inch rectangle; cut lengthwise in half, then cut each piece crosswise into thirds. Top dough rectangles with mixture; fold in half. Seal edges with fork. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • I also spread melted garlic butter on top of the calzones before cooking and when there was only a few minutes left to cook I brushed on a beaten egg white for a nice color.
  • They are good with a garlic butter or marinara sauce for dipping.

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