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Single-Serving Spinach Calzones

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 calzones


For the dough:

  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast a 1/4 ounce packet
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil

For the filling:

  • 15 ounces ricotta
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Tomato sauce for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. If you have one, place a pizza stone in the oven.

Make the dough

  • Combine the yeast and sugar in the warm water in a bowl. Add the warm water. Stir to dissolve and let stand for 10 minutes. (This 10 minutes is a good time to put together the filling.)
  • When the 10 minutes have elapsed, insert the blade attachment into your food processor. Combine the flour and salt to the bowl of the processor.
  • With the food processor running, pour the yeast mixture through the feed tube and process for about 45 seconds, until the dough begins to gather into small balls.
  • Add the oil through the feed tube and process for about 60 more seconds. If the dough isn't forming a ball, add a tablespoon or two or water and continue to process.
  • Remove the ball of dough from the food processor bowl. For single serve calzones, divide the dough into four equal parts.

Make the filling

  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the ricotta, mozzarella cheese and chopped spinach. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Make the calzones

  • Roll out each of the dough pieces on a floured surface into a rough circle.
  • Scoop a quarter of the filling onto one side of the dough circle.
  • Fold over the top of the circle to close the calzone. Seal the calzone closed, using a bit of water if necessary.
  • Repeat with the other 3 pieces of dough and remaining filling.
  • Transfer the calzones to the baking stone or a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve with warmed tomato sauce.