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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1995

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  • Position rack in lowest position; preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle a baking sheet generously with cornmeal.

  • Prepare Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough, if using.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake the calzones for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden. Let cool slightly before serving.


Ingredient Note: Ricotta salata is ricotta cheese that has been aged with salt. Look for it in a specialty cheese shop or gourmet food store.

Nutrition Facts

581 calories; 13.6 g total fat; 5.3 g saturated fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 2058 mg sodium. 831 mg potassium; 92.1 g carbohydrates; 10.2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 22.1 g protein; 7855 IU vitamin a iu; 26 mg vitamin c; 436 mcg folate; 260 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 150 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin;

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
Tastes good. Looks bad. As someone else said way too many wet ingredients in this. It happen to taste great but I'm not surprised that no one had a good picture to post of it. Pros: Tasted really good. Cons: Always ends up looking sloppy due to the shape and it being wet Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Well I used roasted sliced pimentos but nevertheless delicious! I'm always a fan if feta is involved:) It's also super easy to make Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So impressive! I amazed myself and my dinner companions with this wonderful recipe. It was the first time I had made pizza dough from scratch. They weren't kidding - only 5 minutes of prep if you use the food processor. I sauteed leeks and fresh rainbow chard instead of frozen spinach and put a bowl of extra homemade tomato sauce on the table. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Ingredients too wet. First of all the amounts specified for the ingredients are way to much. Our calzones unwrapped like a badly-stuffed kebab. The marinara and spinach was too wet and juices ran all over the place. I am usually so happy with Eatingwell recipes but this one's a dud. Pros: Tastes nice. Cons: Awkward to make Read More