Spinach & Prosciutto Calzones

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Recently, we took Kenya out for pizza and since then whenever I ask him what he wants for dinner he says "pizza"! I love making pizza for him at home, but last night I tried to switch it up a bit and make calzones.

Calzones are basically an Italian turnover made with pizza dough and stuffed with cheese, meat, vegetables or a variety of other stuffings. The best part is that if you don't love the combination I used in my recipe, you can improvise with your own favorite fillings.

My husband showed Kenya how cool it is to hold the calzone with his hands and bite right into it. After Kenya’s first bite I could barely make out his loud "mmm," which was stifled a bit by all the spinach and gooey cheese stuffed in his mouth. He ate the entire thing and even asked for more! If I can get a carbohydrate, vegetable, protein and dairy into my son and only have to cook one dish, I'm a seriously happy mommy!

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Spinach & Prosciutto Calzones (Serve 4)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 20 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 6 oz Bag Baby Spinach (about 8 cups packed)
  • 1/2 Tsp Italian Herbs Seasoning
  • 3 ounces prosciutto or ham, chopped (about 6 slices)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I used a mix of Parmesan, Mozzarella, Fontina and Provolone)
  • 1/2 Cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 Package pizza dough
  • flour
  • Cooking Spray or Olive Oil

Preparation

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic for 1 minute.
3. Add the spinach and italian herbs and saute for 3 minutes or until wilted (if there’s any liquid in the pan, drain it off). Let cool.
4. Add the prosciutto and cheeses to the spinach mixture and combine.
5. Flatten the dough with your hands and cut into 4 equal pieces with a pizza cutter or a knife.
6. Place each quartered piece onto a lightly floured surface and roll or press into a even circle or square (don’t make yourself crazy with creating a perfect shape!)
7. Place 1/4 of the filling on one side of the dough. Fold half of the dough over the filling to cover and crimp the seams together to seal the calzone.
8. Place the calzones on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
9. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Kristin

    I just made 2 batches of these: one with the recipe as written, and another batch with chicken, broccoli, cheese, and a little bit of sauce.

    Should I egg wash them, or just put them in the oven dry?

    Thanks!

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    • Catherine

      You can do either! :) It's really your choice if you like the egg wash.

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  • Sara

    Can these be frozen and then cooked on another day?

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  • Brooke

    These are great! My 15 month old loved them. Thank you!

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