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Spinach and Cheddar Calzone

 

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Recipe

Spinach and Cheddar Calzone

I adapted this recipe from Food & Wine magazine. When we tested this calzone, it blew us away.

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min min
  • Ready Time : 15 min

Servings

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon:fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1- pound raw pizza dough, from local pizza shop
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix cheeses, spinach, basil and parsley.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal parts and roll out on a floured board to about 6 inches in diameter.
  4. Spoon equal amounts of filling onto each piece of pizza dough.
  5. Fold over and seal edges, pinching closed with fingers or tines of a fork.
  6. Place calzones on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Beat egg and brush tops of calzones. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until dough is golden.

Tips

Add 1 finely chopped red onion to the cheese mixture to give this dish more zip. For a yummy variation, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese on top of each calzone instead of the sesame seeds.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER

About Jamie Geller

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

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