This time of year is crazy busy. I understand. No time for breathing, not to mention make a healthy meal. Yet, you might want to try this one. Cheesy, filling, addicting. I’m just saying, you need fuel for all your racing around. Plus, it’s easy and quick to make.
I stumbled across this at The Healthy Foodie. Didn’t make any adaptations. I was a little curious how the nutmeg would taste, but it adds a delicious dimension. Due to time I cheated and used Trader Joe’s pre made dough. It’s the time of year for short cuts.
This meal has a great combo of protein from the tofu (don’t be scared, you can’t really taste it) and cheeses, carbs from the dough, and nutrients from spinach. Love, love spinach.
I made the calzones a little smaller so we could have 4 to get us through a couple of meals. You can see the full post at the Healthy Foodie. Her pictures and calzone forming techniques rock mine out of the park. I have some work to do there still….
Cheezy Spinach Calzone From The Healthy Foodie
(for 2 large calzones)
- 325g spinach, chopped
- 1 small onion, diced
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Freshly grated nutmeg
- 100g extra firm tofu, grated
- 100g low fat mozzarella, grated
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 500F
- In a non-stick skillet, cook onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until translucent. Lower heat, add spinach and stir until spinach is completely wilted, about 1 minute. Turn off the heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add cottage cheese, tofu, mozzarella, egg and nutmeg and mix until well combined.
- Remove excess liquid from spinach and fold into cheese mixture. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
- Divide dough ball in 2 equal pieces and roll or stretch each piece into a 6-8 inch disc. I like to use cornmeal when rolling and stretching my dough as it tends to get trapped into the dough and adds a nice little crunch.
- Mound half of the spinach mixture on the center of each of the discs. Flatten it just a bit with a spoon, bringing the mixture more towards one side of the disc.
- Fold the dough back onto itself and press lightly on the calzone to form a half moon.
- Fold the edges, twice if possible, to seal in the filling.
- Transfer to a pizza pan or cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the crust turns crispy, nice and golden brown.
We listened to the new Black Keys Album El Camino. Those guys rock. Check out any of their records, and you will be happy. Enough said.