This is a fun meal to make with your kids. And, after rising to the challenge of folding a perfect calzone, they'll eat some healthy spinach!
Serves: Serves: 6
- 1 pound frozen bread dough, thawed and divided into 6 equal pieces
- 3 to 4 cups frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup egg substitute
- 2 tablespoons grated nonfat Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat pasta sauce
- Roll dough pieces on floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.
- Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, garlic powder, egg substitute and Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl; mix until blended.
- Divide filling among bread pieces; fold dough over top and crimp down with a fork.
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Arrange calzones on baking sheet; spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Calzones can be frozen at this point and baked after completely thawed or bake in preheated oven 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Pour pasta sauce into microwave-safe bowl; cover and heat 1 to 2 minutes until warm.
- Serve with cooked calzones.
- Cooked calzones can be frozen, thawed and reheated; wrap individually with freezer wrap and store in plastic freezer bags to maintain freshness.
- The best wrapping materials for freezing include freezer paper, plastic freezer wrap or bags and/or heavy-duty aluminum foil. These materials are moisture-and vapor-resistant, keeping foods safe from freezer burn.
Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.To order this book go to Amazon.