Sausage & Spinach Calzones Recipe
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Sausage & Spinach Calzones Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 452 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 1220mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein .


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage & Spinach Calzones in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p29

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comipo 74653
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"very tasty and easy"

firethistle 60897
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"I made this recipe for a family dinner and everyone loved it. My husband usually does not care for rocotta but loved it in this. My father who is a super picky eater had seconds, then left overs the next day. I used chicken sausage instead of pork and it was yummy. I doubled the recipe."

dbdavid h 126191
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"yes you can freeze just make sure thay are

cooled, they are wonderfull for left overs.db"

lbailla1 62043
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Very good!!! Bake in a pan that has sides as it may leak juices."

tarenlindsey 56753
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"Very easy! I used turkey sausage, fat free ricotta, and added some garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano and my results were outstanding!"

Bernard1952 58701
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I haven't made this recipe. Since I live alone, can these be frozen? If so should I freeze them pre baking or after baking them? Thanks a lot."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"These are definitely a "keeper" according to hubby...I did heat up some marinara sauce to dip the bites into. They would have been a little dry without, but then I like sauces and dippers. They will be made again, and I'm known as only making things once...thanks for the recipe..."

Landers40 56751
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Very flavourful and a great way to get some dark greens into your kids diet!!"

Durbymom 56750
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"These were really good! And FYI you don't need to "stay gluten free" unless you have a disease that requires you to. It's not the same as low carb and some people are confused and misinformed about gluten!"

jbrundage 58700
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"I purchase Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough (or make my own), divide it into 4 pieces, and roll it into circles. On each circle, I put 1/4 of the filling on half of the circle to 1 inch of the edge, then bring the other half over to seal and bake. I also add onion, mushrooms, and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese to the filling before putting it on the dough. They are sooooo good."

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