Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Now, Who Doesn't Love a Calzone!?!?

I made calzones tonight...and they actually turned out pretty good.  I would definitely do it again.

I got the recipe from my new go-to favorite, Greenlitebite.com.  Here's the recipe...with a few adjustments.

  • 1/2 package of Trader Joe's Whole wheat Pizza Dough 
  • 1 9 oz frozen pack of spinach defrosted
  • 8-10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fat free Ricotta cheese (124 g)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Sauce for dipping 
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees.  Separate the dough into 2 even 4 oz balls.  Stretch and roll out the dough.  Pre-cook mushrooms in a pan.  Drain any excess water from the spinach and mix it with mushrooms, ricotta, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and mozzarella.  Half the spinach-cheese mixture on place each half on one side of rolled out dough. Fold over the dough, flatten a bit, seal the edges and pierce a fork.  Place calzones on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake on the middle rack for about 18-20 minutes until crust is firm to the touch and the spinach is warmed through.

 Hot out of the oven!!!

I thought it was gonna be small...but it was pretty huge!!!

It was very good...and really easy!!  I even got a "yeah...it's pretty good" from my fiance.  Woohoo!  I'm super full...I finished about 3/4 of it. 

I ate a little late (an hour passed my cut off time), but I did a lot of activity today.  Physique 57 in the morning...walked three mile uphill (at 4.0-4.2 mph) in the afternoon...and walked to Harry's with my fiance this evening.  Pretty big day for physical fitness:)

Anyway, tomorrow, I will be making Angela's Carrot Chia Spelt Muffins!  My fiance's family is coming into town...maybe they can be my guinea pigs.  I may not know how to cook...but I sure can follow a recipe!  Yay, me!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed that you made that calzone yourself! and a healthy version--nice! when i think of calzone I think of greasy delicious cheese! :)

    Thanks for coming by my blog--I'm loving reading yours. You are in my reader now so I will be checking back.

    Oh, and that pic of your and your man is amazing on your about page.