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Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones Recipe

Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones Recipe

Our Italian mother used to whip up these yummy dough pockets when we came home from school for lunch. They’re easy to pick up and dip in sauce.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. On a lightly floured surface, unroll pizza crust into an 11-in. square. Cut into four squares. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Spoon spinach mixture diagonally over half of each square to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • 2. For each calzone, fold one corner over filling to the opposite corner, forming a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Cut slits in top. Combine egg and water; brush over calzones.
  • 3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with spaghetti sauce. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 549 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 1637mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein

Reviews for Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"These turned out so yummy! We added 2 cloves of garlic. We have to make them again so we can practice folding them so they look pretty!

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"This was just ok for me. Guess it's my personal taste preference. Maybe it needed a little garlic? But considering how expensive these 3 cheese are, I won't be making it again since I wasn't in love with it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"This was quick and easy; always love that in a recipe! My husband and I are sensitive to salt, and we didn't find it overwhelming in this recipe. I did omit the salt and only added pepper since it has enough salt in the cheese and sauce. I used a spicy marinara sauce. Yum!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"I make these often and will continue to make 'em. I've not tried the fontina cheese, but will the next time. Sounds wonderful. keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen for all the wonderful tried and true recipes. God Bless"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Thank you for your review.  I like when people comment on what they added or substituted.  I don't really care about whether it's healthy or not--I, too, can figure that for myself.  If you don't like the way it tasted or turned out, then let others know.  I usually look for a consensus on whether it was good or not before I try it myself.  I love this site because I can usually find recipes that are easy to make with ingrediants that I would normally use in my own recipes.  "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Used the thin crust refrigerated dough. I guess I should have packed them fuller as I ended up with extra filling. We dipped them into spaghetti sauce. I sprinkled a little mozzerella before closing but they didn't really need it. The flavor was good and they all got eaten."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"When I make a recipe from ANY site or person, I make it as written. If I want to change something I do it the second time I make it. Give it a try!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"I for one, HAVE tried this recipe.. it was very tasty... I first made it as it was written... then I made it and added some capacola and pepperoni to it... I like it both ways.. My husband prefers it with the meats... P.S. they refrigerated dough worked fine... maybe next time when I have all day, I will make my own dough..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

" I for one appreciate the comments, regardless of whether I agree with them or not. It helps me determine whether or not I will try the recipe and how to I might prepare it. (P.S. Hunt's makes low-sodium products.)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

" I think the Spinach Calzone sounds delicious. If it doesn't appeal to you, don't make it. If you want to tweak it, that's fine.  What's delicious to one person may taste awful to another. That's why there are so many recipes on this wonderful site."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Not one person who reviewed actually MADE this recipe. Any challengers?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Cherrylady if the pre-made pizza dough is a concern of yours then make homemade dough or buy a package of dough from Trader Joes or your local pizza parlor. The recipe sounds great and yes I will make my own dough."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I'd love to see a review from someone who actually made the recipe. I love spinach, but was so disappointed to see that it uses refrigerated pizza crust. I've never been impressed with that product. I don't want to go to all the time and effort and have it taste like a shoe box! I vote that actually making and eating the recipe be a requirement BEFORE rating and reviewing it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Recipe looks good - but to those worried, it's more likely the cheeses are the cause of the high sodium. Around one-tenth of the sodium comes from the sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I for sure will try this recipe. I don't care about the sodium either."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Thank you for the comment about sodium. I wasn't aware that Hunts had higher sodium. I hardly look at labels for sodium but it's a good reminder."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"I'm anxious to try this one--sounds delicious! I've never tasted Gargonzola or fontina cheese, but it sounds so Italian, and I love Italian food. I'll report back and let you know. I'll use Ragu Pizza Quick Sauce since that's what I prefer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Great recipe but it's way way too high in sodium due to the Hunt's sauce. I suggest a different sauce."

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