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Spinach & Cherry Pepper Calzones

Ingredients

Olive Oil 2 tbsp.
Spinach (fresh) 1 pound
Mozzarella Cheese 1/2 cup, grated
Ricotta Cheese 1 cup
Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese 2 tbsp.
Cherry Pepper 2-4, cut into rings
Egg Yolk 1
Garlic 2 cloves, minced
Salt & Pepper To taste
Frozen Pizza Dough 1, thawed
Marinara Sauce 2-4 cups
cherry pepper

Preheat oven to 425° F.

In a pan, place garlic in olive oil, then begin cooking on medium heat. Cook until soft, about 3-5 minutes.

Add spinach to the pan and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes.

In another pot on low heat, begin to warm your marinara sauce.

After spinach is cooked, transfer to a colander, squeeze out excess liquid, then coarsely chop.

In a bowl, combine the chopped spinach, all cheeses, egg, salt and pepper.

Divide dough into 4 equal pieces, then roll out each piece about 8 in. round.

Working on half of each dough circle, place spinach filling, leaving a 1/2 inch margin on the edge of each circle, then sprinkle a few cherry pepper bits on top.

Fold the other half of the dough over the top of filling and pinch edges firmly to seal.

Transfer the spinach & cherry pepper calzones to a parchment lined or oiled baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Serve immediately with marinara sauce for dipping.

Servings

4

Prep

20 min

Cook

15 min

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