Greek Spinach Pie Calzone

This spinach pie-inspired calzone is stuffed with the traditional spanakopita filling, but is made with prepared pizza dough so it's much easier than making pies with phyllo. Serve this easy calzone recipe for a weeknight dinner, or slice them and serve as part of a casual party spread.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 calzones


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped shallot

  • 1 (11 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 6 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Add spinach in batches and cook, stirring, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in dill, parsley, garlic and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Transfer the spinach mixture to a large mixing bowl. Stir in ricotta and feta.

  3. On a lightly floured surface, cut dough into 4 equal pieces. Pat and roll each piece into a 7-inch circle. Place 1/2 cup filling on one half of each circle, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with 2 tablespoons mozzarella. Fold the dough over the filling and crimp the edges with a fork to seal. Cut 3 small slits in the top to vent steam; brush the calzones with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Transfer the calzones to the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake the calzones until browned on top, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

    Greek Spinach Pie Calzone

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
21g Fat
52g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 calzone
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 5402IU 108%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Sodium 615mg 27%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 69mg 16%
Potassium 117mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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