Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Calzones

I got the inspiration for this recipe from one I saw in Southern Living but theirs were turnovers using pie crust.  I used pizza dough and a little mozarella cheese in mine and turned it into yummy calzones.

What You'll Need
1 package chicken sausage (any flavor you like), chopped
3 cups baby spinach
1 package of pizza dough (I used Pillsbury's refrigerated kind)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup mozarella cheese
sprinkling of parmesan cheese
1 egg white
red pepper flakes
olive oil

What You'll Do
Preheat oven to 400.  Heat olive oil in pan and add onion, red pepper, and potatoes.  Cook until browned.

Add the chicken sausage and cook until heated (the one I bought was already cooked through).  Add the spinach and let it wilt down.

Separate the pizza dough into six even pieces and roll out.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Lay out each piece, fill with approximately half of the sausage mixture.  Top with a little amount of mozzarella cheese and then fold over and seal the dough.  Use a fork to press down the edges to seal. 

Mix the egg white with a small amount of water and use a pastry or basting brush to brush the egg mixture onto the top of each of the calzones.  Sprinkle with a little bit of finely grated parmesan cheese.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until the calzones are browned.  I used the leftover spinach in the bag to make a little side salad. 

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