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Spinach & Roasted Red Pepper Calzones


From EatingWell:  September/October 1995, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Using our quick food processor pizza dough or purchased dough, these stuffed turnovers are as easy to make as a flat pizza. If you like, serve the calzones with a bowl of extra sauce for dipping.

4 calzones | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Position rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle a baking sheet generously with cornmeal.
  2. Prepare Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough, if using.
  3. Divide the dough into 4 pieces on a lightly floured surface,. Roll each piece into an 8-inch circle. Spread 2 tablespoons sauce on the lower half of each circle, leaving a 1-inch border. Season spinach with salt and pepper and distribute it over the sauce. Top with roasted red peppers and cheese.
  4. Brush the border with cold water and fold the top half of each circle over the filling. Fold the edges over and crimp with a fork to seal. Transfer the calzones to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the calzones for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Let cool slightly before serving.


Per calzone : 368 Calories; 13 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 25 mg Cholesterol; 92 g Carbohydrates; 22 g Protein; 11 g Fiber; 2138 mg Sodium; 917 mg Potassium

3 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 5 starch, 3 vegetable, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat

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