Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spinach and Artichoke Calzones

Here's a great vegetarian recipe that even kids will love.

1 to 1 and 1/2 cups low-moisture, part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeeze well to release all of the water
1 (15-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
black pepper
1 (10 ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough, regular is better than thin crust
marinara or pizza sauce, warmed for dipping

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, parmesan, spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic and mozzarella until well incorporated. Season with pepper. Set aside.

Roll the tube of pizza dough out onto a nonstick cookie sheet. Cut the dough in half across. Divide the spinach mixture in half and spread across one side of each piece of dough. Fold the dough over top of filling and pinch edges firmly to seal.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve with tomato sauce on the side for dipping.

1 comment:

  1. YUMMY! We made these tonight. Not only did my little one eat all the veggies tucked inside, she also had seconds! Yea! Thanks