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Calzone with Cheese, Ham, and Spinach

Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Kid-friendly, Pizzas, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Cheese, ham, and spinach make the perfect fillings for this easy-to-make calzone.

Prep Time: 15M

Cooking Time: 20M

Serves: Makes 1


  • 1 ball pizza dough
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • semolina flour or cornmeal
  • 8oz (225g) fresh spinach, wilted and well drained
  • 41/2oz (125g) cooked ham, chopped
  • 41/2oz (125g) mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • handful of torn basil leaves
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  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F (245°C). Put a heavy baking tray in the oven to get hot. (They both need to be really hot before cooking the pizza.)
  2. Place the dough on a floured surface and roll it out as thin as you can-about 10-12in (25-30cm) in diameter. Brush the hot baking tray with oil, sprinkle with semolina, and place the dough on top.
  3. Spread the spinach over half the dough, leaving a 1/2in (1cm) border around the edge. Top with the ham, mozzarella, and basil leaves. Moisten the edges of the dough with a little water, then fold in half and seal together with your fingers. Sprinkle the top with a little water, then bake for15 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Add the cooked ingredients of your choice, but keep it simple-no more than three or four are really necessary.
  • Sprinkling the top of the calzone with a little water helps crisp up the dough.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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