Cheese Calzones Recipe: A Classic Pizza Twist

  • By: Just-Recipes
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Everyone loves pizza, but sometimes it can be a bit boring. If you’re looking for a twist on the classic pizza dish, look no further than cheese calzones. These delicious creations are easy to make and offer a unique presentation that will have your taste buds jumping with joy. Not sure how to make them? Keep reading to find out. With just a few simple ingredients and a few steps, you can enjoy this classic pizza twist any night of the week!

Cheese Calzones Recipe A Classic Pizza Twist

Cheese Calzones Recipe

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 16- ounce loaf frozen bread dough thawed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 10- ounce package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1 15- ounce carton part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Nonstick spray coating
  • 1 8- ounce can pizza sauce


  • Divide bread dough into 8 equal pieces. Place on a floured surface and cover dough with a towel. Let dough rest while preparing filling.
  • In a skillet mix onion, water, and garlic. Cover; cook till onion is tender. Add spinach and Italian seasoning. Cover; cook till spinach is thawed, stirring once or twice to break up spinach. Uncover; cook and stir till liquid has evaporated.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine egg, ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Roll each portion of dough into a 6-inch circle. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the spinach mixture onto one-half of each circle. Top spinach mixture with ¼ cup of the cheese mixture. Moisten edges of dough with a little water. Fold each circle in half, pressing edges together to seal. Flute edges, if desired. Prick tops with the tines of a fork. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray coating.
  • Bake in a 375° oven for 15 to 20 minutes or till golden. Meanwhile, heat pizza sauce. Serve with calzones.


Sodium: 664mgPotassium: 241mgCholesterol: 64mgFat: 12gProtein: 18gCarbohydrates: 36g
Keyword Low Cholesterol, Low Fat
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