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Spinach and Cheddar Calzone

Spinach and Cheddar Calzone


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Chill Time: none
Yield: 4 servings

  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ 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
  • ½ tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375° 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° for 30 minutes or until dough is golden.


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.

Suggested Wine:

Hagafen 2004 Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Chardonnay Calzones need a wine to accent their body, and this full-bodied Chardonnay will work beautifully with the cheddar and herbs in this dish.

Reprinted with permission from Quick and Kosher: Recipes From The Bride Who Knew Nothing

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 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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Anonymous May 13, 2015

Can they be frozen? How should I reheat? Reply

Anonymous May 3, 2013

great recipe What a scrumptious recipe, however pizza dough ready made in the west country of the UK? Not so easy to find over here..... Reply

Anonymous Shenley, UK August 2, 2011

I have noticed that American recipes use a lot of ready ingredients such as jars of sauces, or ready pizza dough, which is really not the case inthe UK, where we tend to work with fresh. Apart from that a lot of the ingredients can't be bought here. Reply

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