Four-Cheese and Spinach Calzones

Four-Cheese Spinach Calzones

Treat yourself to these yummy Four-Cheese Spinach Calzones tonight ... they're so easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 calzones
Author: Ginnie

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups chopped spinach
  • flour
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • marinara sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, then set aside.
  • Mix together ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, fontina, parmesan, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir spinach into cheese mixture.
  • Lightly sprinkle a board with flour.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Take one piece of dough and gently stretch into an 8-inch round, letting it rest on floured board as needed. (see note)
  • Top the bottom half of the dough with 1/4 of the cheese mixture, leaving the edge of the dough uncovered.
  • Use your fingers to apply a little water around the edges of the filling side of the dough.
  • Carefully stretch the other 1/2 of the dough over the filling and press the edges together. Go over the edge of the dough with a fork to seal it together.
  • Transfer the calzone to the baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to cut three small slits in the top of the calzone, then brush the calzone lightly with olive.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining dough and filling.
  • Bake calzones for 15 minutes or until browned.
  • Serve calzones hot with marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

When working with the dough, do not try to force it to stretch too fast. I like to stretch it a bit, then let it sit for a while. Work on two pieces of dough at a time so one piece of dough is resting while you are working on the other.
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