Thursday, May 16, 2013

What's to Eat?? Spinach and Green Pepper Calzones

Spinach and green pepper calzones!

My two favorite calzones are spinach with cheese and also spinach, green peppers, and onions.  My mouth waters at the thought of it!  It is fairly easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes of your time.
What you will need::
a bag pizza dough works fine
marinara sauce
ricotta cheese
mozzarella cheese
green peppers
spices to taste

First start by cooking 1/2 a bag of spinach and waiting for it to wilter some. Add  1/3 of a spoon of diced garlic and mix around until its ready.  You will then have your spinach done.

Sauce:: Take your favorite marinara sauce and add whatever spice you like to it.  This will be the marinara you would put inside and also as a side dipper sauce.
Other prep work:: cut up green peppers and onions and grate your mozzarella cheese.

Next, grab your dough and start playing with it to soften it up so it becomes easier to manage.  Add flour so it helps with keeping the shape and in the overall process.  

Shape a small piece of your dough in a circular shape to form the calzone.

 Add your stuffing, which in my case would be marinara sauce, green peppers, onions, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, a little ricotta cheese, and spices to taste. Be sure to put this on one half of the dough.

Fold the dough over, preferably the side that is empty, and take a fork and start gently pressing down on the sides, securing a closure.  I also like to poke a hole or two at the top to let some steam out while its baking.

Put your calzones on a lightly greased sheet and cook at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until nicely brown on the sides and top.

Now you are ready to enjoy some delicious yummy calzones!
Enjoy! Be sure to check back tomorrow for Friday Favorites and my OOTD traveling! 
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