Spinach Calzones


Here is another one for our “more healthy” eating trend.  I have to confess that while this got smiley faces all around the table, my two girls were at the dress rehearsal for the church kids’ musical and the faces were my handsome fella’s, mine and my wonderful mother’s.  My girls might like them because who doesn’t like something wrapped up in yummy pizza dough?

Spinach Calzones

Preheat your oven to 425°

In a large skillet or saucepan carmelize

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2-1 cup sliced sweet onion (about 1/8 inch thick slices)
  • 1  cup sliced mushrooms

You may be thinking….how do I carmelize?  In a large skillet or saucepan, heat about 3 T of olive oil to medium-high temp.

Add the onions, mushrooms and garlic.

Stir until everything is coated with oil.

Add to the pan, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and, if you would like, a small pinch of sugar

Continue stirring until the onions have reached the color and flavoring you desire.

Roll out one small ball of pizza dough (about 10 oz) and cut it into 4 quarters.  (next time I’m using a medium ball of dough to have a bit more dough and also maybe a 5th calzone!)

Top each quarter with

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 of the carmelized onions/mushrooms
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.  ( I didn’t really measure this…I just sprinkled cheese over it!)

Bring in the corners of the dough to the center and pinch the points together to make a seal for the calzone.

Place the calzones on a rimmed cookie sheet which you have covered with parchment paper.

Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until golden.



One response »

  1. Sounds wonderful…and we can eat this! Even with the eating off the diet plan in SA, I didn’t gain a pound! So proud of myself. We had a good time, but it’s good to be home, too.

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