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Spinach Calzones

spinach calzone

You can use store bought pizza dough, but we have a simple no knead recipe using 100% whole wheat flour that you can keep in the fridge until ready to use. Plus this recipe freezes well so make a double or triple batch, everyone loves them.

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  • 8 calzonesServings


  • 2 lbs. whole wheat pizza dough 
  • 1 lb. frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • ⅔ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ⅔ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup all-natural marinara sauce for dipping


Preheat oven to 450℉. Prepare baking sheet with parchment.

  1. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each one out into a circle on a floured surface.
  2. In a large bowl mix spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, basil, salt, pepper and chili flakes.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between the 8 circles of dough, keeping the filling to one side.
  4. Fold dough over the filing and use your fingers to pinch and crimp the edges together.
  5. Place the calzones on prepared sheet.
  6. Cook for 10-15 minutes on the bottom of preheated oven until dough is puffed up and golden on top.
  7. Serve with your favorite all-natural marinara.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: one calzone
  • Calories: 390
  • Carbohydrate Content: 51 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 30 mg
  • Fat Content: 12 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 19 g
  • Sodium Content: 990 mg