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Sausage & Spinach Calzones

 Sausage & Spinach Calzones
These are perfect for quick lunches or a midnight snack. My nurse coworkers always ask me to make them when it's my turn to bring in lunch. —Kourtney Williams, Mechanicsville, Virginia
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over
  • medium heat until no longer pink. Meanwhile, unroll pizza crust; pat
  • into a 15x11-in. rectangle. Cut into four rectangles. Sprinkle
  • mozzarella cheese over half of each rectangle to within 1 in. of
  • edges.
  • Drain sausage. Add spinach; cook and stir over medium heat until
  • spinach is wilted. Remove from heat. Stir in ricotta cheese, salt
  • and pepper; spread over mozzarella cheese. Fold dough over filling;
  • press edges with a fork to seal.
  • Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 calzone equals 452 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 1,220 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.