Dairy and Gluten Free Recipes

CHEESY SPINACH CALZONE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cooked spinach 
  • 1/3 of chopped tomatoes (I like them diced)
  • 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sliced onions 
  • 2 tbsp of tomato sauce 
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano 

Dough

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of salt 
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil 
  • 2 tsp of active dry yeast
  • 2/3 cup of warm water

Directions

Dough:

  1. Combine all-purpose flour, sugar, salt together. Stir until combined. 
  2. Add olive oil, active dry yeast and water. Let it sit for 5 minutes before kneading or placing all ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Knead or process ingredients until dough forms.
  4. Shape dough into a smooth ball.
  5. Place dough in a plastic wrap and let it sit for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size.

Calzone filling method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. While the dough rises, make the calzone filling. In a bowl, combine all the filling ingredients. Mix well.

Prepare:

  1. On a floured surface, divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll and stretch them into 8-inch rounds. Place one portion of the filling on half the dough.
  2. Fold half of the dough over itself and press the edges to seal. 
  3. Slowly transfer the calzone to the parchment/ baking sheet. Repeat this for each calzone. 
  4. Add olive oil and salt over the top of each calzone. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. 

Today is my daughter’s 8th birthday. I always ask my kids what they want for each meal on their birthday. So this morning, it was pancakes, lunch is take-out date with mommy and dinner is Cheesy Spinach Calzone. This is definitely one of the best kids comfort meals, a pizza sandwich filled with everything good!! Super easy to make and you can fill it with anything! 

This recipe will serve 5-6.

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