spinach ricotta calzone

Cheese, Sauce, and  Pizza Dough, that’s it.  The Italian in me loves to indulge in these three staples. Carbo-loading through all of these winter storms is entirely too easy. When I want to be cozy, I want to wrap myself in a calzone and wake up in Spring. David though is not so much of this mindset. His comfort foods include cheese but would also include something more substantial of the protein variety (good for you, David!). Nevertheless, our marriage is a partnership and therefore we work tirelessly to provide meals that delight both of our palettes. What will we do once we also need to take into consideration Henry’s food interests? Until then, here is a yummy, easy calzone recipe that we are enjoying right now coupled with our favorite kale salad.


1lb pizza dough

1 package of baby spinach

1 container part skim ricotta

3 garlic cloves diced

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

1 diced

1/2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar

1 14oz can diced tomato

Divide the dough into 4 pieces, flour, and roll out. In a large pan saute the garlic in olive oil, add spinach  and wilt. In a bowl mix together ricotta, cooked spinach, and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Spoon mixture on to the four rolled out pieces of dough and fold over sealing the edge with a fork. Bake at 475 for 15-20 minutes or until dough is golden brown. In sauce pan, combine the rest of the Parmesan cheese, pear, vinegar, diced tomato, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer and use as a delicious dip.

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