Italian Spinach and Cheese Calzone

Simple and delicious, provolone, mozzarella, fresh pizza dough, spinach with garlic and a little heat~
This one goes great with your favorite sauce, we like a tomato marinara.

Overstuffed with loads of cheese and spinach.



A great lunch to bring and just heat up~ quick and easy.



1 recipe of fresh pizza dough
2 bags of fresh spinach or 2 10 oz packages frozen thawed,drained and water squeezed out
3 teaspoons of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
olive oil
slices of provolone cheese and slices of mozzarella cheese
sesame seeds
In a large fry pan saute garlic in 1/4 cup of olive oil till golden brown, add spinach and cook till tender. Cool. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes
Take a handful of dough and roll out with your hand till flat. Add 2 slices of provolone cheese on the bottom of dough. Put spinach in the center top with 2 slices of mozzarella. roll leaving each end open. Bake in 430 oven on a baking pan drizzled in olive oil on the pan and on the top of calzones, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown. Make slices on top cutting open for easy of eating, serve with marinara sauce.
Optional: you can add ricotta, mushrooms, or anything you like in making calzones.

27 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmm that is looking delicious ;]

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  2. No meat, hooray! Aren't spinach and cheese a match made in heaven? What a yummy thing this is!

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  3. this looks amazing!! nice photos

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  4. I make my husband chicken rolls all the time, but I never thought to make one for me with spinach! yes you just gave me a great meal plan for this week or next!!

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  5. Wow, perfect looking calzones! I haven't had one in ages, must fix that very soon!

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  6. yea, love the red pepper in this, sounds really, really great - meatless, but great ... spinach filled with that cheese, oh man...

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  7. Oh my gosh Claudia, I love calzones. And your calzones look so good, I could go for one right now. I stuffed chicken with spinach tonight... Greens on the minds means Spring is on the horizon!

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  8. How can I resist? Simply delicious ^_^ Bye, have a nice day

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  9. Ooooh... those photos look heavenly sumptious! Can I have the one on the plate? The melting cheese is teasing me right now!^_^

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  10. Looks very delicious. I can have that for lunch.

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  11. Waw,...what a georgous dinner, so special too!


    MMMMMMMMMM,...

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  12. I love Calzone and I often buy it freshly baked from the local Forno! Must say your recipe sounds even better! Im going to have to give this a go!!

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  13. These look ooey-gooey and wonderful with that filling bubbling out! Totally delish!

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  14. I love a good calzone - we always make them the night before Easter. Love the spinach, the touch of heat and all that melty beckonging cheese. Now. I wish I had one.

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  15. My mom used to make something similar with escerole, ricotta, and lemon. Brings back memories-yum!

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  16. I love calzones.. i could feel the melted cheese in my mouth..yum plus the spinach.. double yum!

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  17. what a delicious calzone,yummy!

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  18. Love your photos on this one!Nice job!

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  19. The crust looks fantastic on those Claudia. I'm hungry now!

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  20. Looks good, love the juicy looking calzone and spinach is my favorite.

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  21. I love reading your blog. You always have these wonderful recipes I want to try... I love Calzones... mine are usually stuffed with a lots of different meats so this will be a twist for me.

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  22. I have been craving an awesome calzone, this spinach calzone just adds to the craving, thanks:)

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  23. These look absolutely delicious!!
    can't wait to treat myself to your
    fabulous recipe.

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  24. That melted cheese is speaking to me. What a fun, easy lunch or dinner dish.

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  25. Oh the melted cheese and the spinach... Yum. I'm loving the calzones

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