Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I'm on a spinach feta craze right now. I'm not fond of most phyllo doughs but loooove pizza dough. I like calzones that don't have ricotta. How to satisfy all three? This concoction that was a lot of fun to make! Feel free to use another pizza dough recipe or a tube/bag of storebought dough, you need something that yields about one 12" pizza. Some Greek seasoning owuld also probably work great in this. A can with about a 5" diameter works as a nice cutter, so does a 10-oz ramekin or wide biscuit cutter. Cook/prep time doesn't account for the pizza dough. Depending on the dough yield and how much filling you put in each cutout, yields about 10-12 mini calzones.
- 18 ounces pizza dough, approximately (Easy 30-Minute Pizza Dough II)
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 4 ounces feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 garlic clove, chopped (1/2 tsp minced garlic)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
- 1 dash nutmeg
- Run the spinach through a food chopper/processor until it has about the same consistency as tabouleh, then put into a mixing bowl.
- Finely grate the feta cheese with a grater or food chopper then mix with the spinach.
- Add all the other ingredients on the list except the dough to the bowl and mix thoroughly-- except the olive oil, make sure just 1 tablespoon of oil goes in the mix.
- Roll the pizza dough onto a floured surface and make cutouts, about 10-12.
- Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of spinach mixture (approx, I just used a serving spoon) into the center of each cutout. Place each cutout on a cookie sheet greased with cooking spray.
- Fold the cutouts over so they resemble little calzones. Make sure that there are no pointy edges or tops because they'll burn easily.
- With the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, brush the tops of the calzones. About 1 tablespoon should be enough to lightly brush them all.
- Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
I liked this recipe, although the oregano was rather strong in the mix. Will definitely try again, adjusting the seasonings to taste. Thanks for posting.