• Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara Sauce

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    Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara Sauce
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 25 min Servings: 4
    by Catherine Pappas
    920 recipes
    This is a quick and easy to make and oh so delicious!


    • Easy Spinach Calzones:
    • 2 prepared pizza doughs
    • 2 packages of spinach (10 ounces each)
    • 1 medium-large onion, finely chopped
    • 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 cup ricotta cheese
    • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
    • ½ cup mozzarella, shredded
    • About 8-10 slices of deli ham, cut into long strips
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • Approximately 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
    • Dashes of Living the Gourmet Dry Herb Rub
    • Homemade Marinara Sauce:
    • 29 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
    • 5 cloves of garlic – chopped
    • 1 yellow onion – sliced
    • Healthy handful of fresh basil
    • Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
    • Pinch of sugar
    • Dashes of sea salt
    • Dashes of oregano
    • Drizzles of Olive Oil


    1. Easy Spinach Calzones:
    2. In an large skillet on medium low heat, drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
    3. Add onion and sauté until tender and golden. Then add garlic and spinach, sautéing until large clumps are broken up. Add the dashes of salt and pepper.
    4. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool. Once cool enough, stir in ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, and ham.
    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    6. Prepare 2 cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper and sprinkling the paper with cornmeal. Set aside.
    7. Flour the pizza dough and work the dough using your fists into a large circle, do not roll the dough out, about 12 inch circles. Fill one half side with spinach mixture and fold over. Press the edges with a fork to seal the calzone.
    8. Transfer the dough onto the cookie sheets. Rub each calzone with a tablespoon of olive oil and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.
    9. Homemade Marinara Sauce:
    10. Heat a large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and add the basil, garlic and sliced onions. Heat until the onion is clear. Add the crushed tomato and the spices and the pinch of sugar. Simmer on low for about 25-30 minutes.

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    • The Mom Chef
      The Mom Chef
      Wow, this looks like a fantastic recipe. I've turned into such a spinach fan and have pulled our 4 year-old along in that love so I'm always looking for recipes that incorporate it that we'll like. Many thanks!

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