Looking for a healthy snack that will give you energy to keep going the whole day? Look no more!

These delicious spinach and ricotta calzones are exactly what you need for your breaks! Healthy and nourishing, it is the perfect choice because it will take care of your hunger due to it’s high energy values while also keeping you fit due to it’s low fats.

INGREDIENTS
  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons water, plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb pizza dough
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Combine spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, oil, egg yolk, garlic, oregano, and pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  3. Place dough on lightly floured surface and divide into 4 even pieces.
  4. With a rolling pin or your hands, flatten each piece into a 7 inch round on a piece of parchment paper.
  5. Spread half of spinach filling evenly over half of each dough round, making sure to leave a 1 inch border around the edge.
  6. Brush the edges with the egg wash and then folkd the other half of the dough circle over spinach mixture, leaving the bottom ½ inch border uncovered.
  7. Press edges of dough together and pinch with fingers to seal.
  8. With a sharp knife, cut 5 steam vents in top of calzones and brush tops with remaining egg wash.
  9. Transfer calzones onto parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes, brush with any remaining egg wash and sprinkle with grated parmesan, then bake for another 7 minutes.
  10. Move to wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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