Spinach and Cheese Calzone Recipe

Thursday, April 28, 2016
A favorite calzone with Spinach and Ricotta. Loads of cheese and sure to please! Of course you can add meat to your meat lovers out there calzones. See below for some suggestions.

Spinach and Cheese Calzone Recipe

1 recipe of fresh pizza dough or at least 2 pounds of store bought
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
1 cup Ricotta cheese seasoned with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
olive oil
slices of provolone cheese and slices of mozzarella cheese

You can make one large one or individual small ones.

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. Spread with Ricotta cheese.  Put spinach in the center of dough,  top with 2 slices of mozzarella. Roll up leaving each end open. Bake in 400 degree hot oven on a baking pan drizzle olive oil on the pan and on the top of calzones. Bake until golden brown. Make slices on top cutting open for easy of eating, serve with marinara sauce.

Optional: you can make the with whatever you like on top of the Ricotta cheese to include mushrooms, olives, sausage, pepperoni, chopped ham, peppers, eggplant slices, chopped broccoli or anything you like in making calzones


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