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Spinach Calzones

December 1, 2013

Here’s a little twist instead of doing standard pizza for dinner, try a calzones instead. You can get pretty creative with the toppings you want to include, below is a combination I like.


Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15-25 min (depends on which dough you use)
Total Time: 45 min
Yield: 4 calzones
Taste: Good

1 pre-made pizza dough or two 8 oz cans of Pilsbury crescent rolls
10 oz frozen chopped spinach
garlic powder
2 tbs olive oil
1 cup grated provolone cheese
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup pepperoncinis, chopped
1/4 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2) Thaw spinach in the microwave for 2+ minutes until mostly thawed. Squeeze excess water off.
3) Place spinach in in a medium sauce pan on medium heat and cook off excess water. Add olive oil and garlic powder.
4) Add cheeses, pepperoncinis, olives, and tomatoes to the spinach and mix and heat until cheese is melted.
5) If using crescent rolls: unroll crescent rolls into 8 rectangles (keep two crescent roll triangles together to make the rectangle). Place one rectangle on cookie sheet and place one-quarter of spinach mixture in center of the rectangle. Top with another rectangle of dough. Close edges with fingers. Repeat to make the next three calzones.
6) If using regular pizza dough: roll out dough to standard pizza dough thickness, but into a rectangular shape instead of a circular one. Cut dough into four equal rectangles. Place one-quarter of spinach mixture towards the edge of the long length of rectangle. Fold opposite side of rectangle over top and pinch sides to cover mixture with dough. Repeat to make the next three calzones.
7) Brush top with olive oil or an egg yolk/water mixture
8) Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes (or follow time on the dough package).

Note: I had some left over sauce from the chicken parmesan recipe I made the other night that I topped the calzone with and it was a good match!

Calzone with Sauce

Source: Heidi’s kitchen


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