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Mini Spinach-feta Calzone Pockets (no Phyllo!)

Mini Spinach-feta Calzone Pockets (no Phyllo!)


I'm on a spinach feta craze right now. I'm not fond of most phyllo doughs but loooove pizza dough. I like calzones that don't have ricotta. How to satisfy all three? This concoction that was a lot of fun to make! Feel free to use another pizza dough recipe or a tube/bag of storebought dough, you need something that yields about one 12" pizza. Some Greek seasoning owuld also probably work great in this. A can with about a 5" diameter works as a nice cutter, so does a 10-oz ramekin or wide biscuit cutter. Cook/prep time doesn't account for the pizza dough. Depending on the dough yield and how much filling you put in each cutout, yields about 10-12 mini calzones.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 40


Serves 12

  • 18ounces pizza dough, approximately (Easy 30-Minute Pizza Dough II)

  • 3cups fresh spinach

  • 4ounces feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped (1/2 tsp minced garlic)

  • 1teaspoon oregano

  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika

  • 1dash nutmeg


  • 01

    Run the spinach through a food chopper/processor until it has about the same consistency as tabouleh, then put into a mixing bowl.

  • 02

    Finely grate the feta cheese with a grater or food chopper then mix with the spinach.

  • 03

    Add all the other ingredients on the list except the dough to the bowl and mix thoroughly-- except the olive oil, make sure just 1 tablespoon of oil goes in the mix.

  • 04

    Roll the pizza dough onto a floured surface and make cutouts, about 10-12.

  • 05

    Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of spinach mixture (approx, I just used a serving spoon) into the center of each cutout. Place each cutout on a cookie sheet greased with cooking spray.

  • 06

    Fold the cutouts over so they resemble little calzones. Make sure that there are no pointy edges or tops because they'll burn easily.

  • 07

    With the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, brush the tops of the calzones. About 1 tablespoon should be enough to lightly brush them all.

  • 08

    Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.



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