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Sausage & Spinach Calzones Recipe

Sausage & Spinach Calzones Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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comipo User ID: 7204865 74653
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"very tasty and easy"

firethistle User ID: 3850833 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 User ID: 5805109 126191
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"yes you can freeze just make sure thay are

cooled, they are wonderfull for left overs.db"

lbailla1 User ID: 1814645 62043
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

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

tarenlindsey User ID: 6166310 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 User ID: 5419389 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."

[email protected] User ID: 2061061 60895
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 User ID: 6199611 56751
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

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

Durbymom User ID: 6073830 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 User ID: 2107318 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."

vithansen User ID: 1630981 64945
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Delicious! I wonder if i can freeze."

vithansen User ID: 1630981 151722
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Can I freeze this recipe?"

herbiehill User ID: 4885871 62042
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Hummm good ! I did add some fresh garlic and a small amt. fennel... Weight watchers you don't eat 3or 4 of these a day!! , won't hurt in moderation ....."

Colojd User ID: 3752223 119081
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Trying to stay gluten free, so would avoid the refrigerated pizza dough. These refrigerated dough also tend to have a lot of the bad fats too. Note the high sodium and the amount of fats."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 62041
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2010


555444 User ID: 4692005 146002
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"These calzones were really good. I did add garlic powder to the meat. Also they looked kinda dry needed sauce so I made my own by heating up 1-10 Oz. can of Ro*Tel diced tomatoes w/habaneros, 1-8 Oz. can tomatoe sauce and 1 can 6 Oz. can tomato paste warmed on stove and sprinkled extra mozzarella cheese over the top. Added a little more heat to the dish. (I also used hot sausage). Will be making this again. Very easy dish, great for quick weekend dinners. Thanks for the recipe."

ktrose79 User ID: 1084043 62040
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"My whole family, even our 2-year-old, loves these calzones. I use a bit more mozzarella, maybe 1/4 cup per calzone, but otherwise I follow the recipe. I make them at least 2 times a month!"

janetjordan User ID: 835679 140533
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"These were good! Pretty easy, too."

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