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A parchment paper - lined baking sheet with the Spinach and Cheese Calzone sits in the center of a wood backdrop.

Easy Spinach and Cheese Calzone

A fast and easy savory Italian dish that the entire family will love. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Easy Calzone, Easy Spinach and Cheese Calzone, Spinach Calzone
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 can pizza dough
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 3 tbsp Homestyle Alfredo Sauce
  • 9 slices Non-smoked Provolone Cheese
  • garlic powder to taste
  • Italian Seasoning to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Roll the pizza dough out onto the parchment paper and use your hands to spread the dough out evenly to the edges of the baking sheet. Make sure no tears or holes form in your dough.

  4. Spread the Alfredo Sauce out evenly over the pizza dough. 

  5. Start by placing four slices of cheese down the center of the dough from left to right.

  6. Add the spinach on top of the cheese and season with garlic powder. 

  7. Top the spinach with 5 more slices of the cheese.

  8. Start folding the calzone by taking the half closest to you and folding that dough up over the top of the mixture in the middle.

  9. Now take the other side of the dough and fold it over the dough that you already have folded over in the middle.

  10. Finish the dough by pinching both ends closed so that the ingredients are completely enclosed in the middle of the dough and the dough is sealed all the way around.

  11. Spray the top of the dough with nonstick cooking spray, then season lightly with garlic salt and Italian seasoning.

  12. Place the calzone in the oven and bake at 350F for the first 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 325F to finish cooking for the remaining 10 minutes.

  13. Slice the calzone on the diagonal once it is cooked and removed from the oven. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

There is no need to thaw out the frozen, chopped spinach before adding it to the Calzone. The spinach will cook perfectly fine in the calzone if you add it in frozen, so save yourself a step!