Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mushroom Spinach Calzone

This week, our Food Network Chef is Jamie Oliver.  I don't know a whole lot about Jamie Oliver, but this recipe was certainly tasty.  I adapted the recipe to fit our cooking preferences, omitting the olive oil and the butter... and I never even missed them.

The veggies are wonderfully seasoned, and the cheese blend is a great pair.  This recipe, for us, made 4 incredibly large calzones.... and the two of us only polished off one for dinner.  So, you might consider cutting the recipe in half, if you're cooking for smaller numbers.

Mushroom and Spinach Calzone - Adapted from Jamie Oliver

1 recipe whole wheat (no-rise) pizza crust
8oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (9oz) pkg. frozen spinach
4 garlic cloves
1 (16oz) can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
dash salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Shredded cheeses (of your choosing)*

In a frying pan, saute the spinach (you can add it frozen) until it begins to thaw.  Then, add in the mushrooms and garlic.  Saute until mushrooms are cooked and spinach is thawed.

Then, add in the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, while much of the liquid evaporates off and the mixture thickens.

Meanwhile, divide the dough into fourths, and roll each into a circle.

Place a quarter of the mixture onto half of the dough circle.

Top with cheese.

Then, fold the dough over the filling, and seal the edges.

Place on a cookie sheet or pizza stone that is lightly covered with corn meal.

Bake on the bottom wrack of your oven at 425-450 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.


We loved them -- the cheese blend we used (a combo of mozzarella, Asiago, extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack) was a wonderful compliment to the veggies.  This will certainly be making our menu again.

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  1. These looks wonderful! Love the picture of all the viggies inthe pan. I want this right now. I think event he kids would dig it. I'll try it out soon :) Thanks for cooking with FNCCC!!

  2. Looks yummy, I love the fact that you made whole wheat crust!

  3. That looks delicious!!! I am bookmarking it and hoping to try it when we move into our new place!

  4. you've got me drooling! lol

    looks totally delicious. I was doing the foodnetwork challenges for a while it was a lot of fun!

  5. Spinach is one of my very favorite cooking ingredients... I love this to death... GREAT POST

  6. it looks incredible!! One question on the dough, when you roll out your whole wheat dough, do you sprinkle it with white flour to knead it or whole wheat?

  7. This looks so good. I'm always looking for a new crust to try. I just can't seem to find one I like. Well, I like the ones at the pizza shop, lol. I'll try it. We love calzones in this house. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I always have to lighten up Jamie's recipes, but honestly - they never seem to suffer for it. Looks delicious!

  9. Those are just ooozing with comfort! I always make pizza with dough and really think that because of this post, I will make calzone the next time. I love your fillings!

  10. Oh man, this might make it on my menu next week! :)

  11. Yummmm that looks good! It's ben a while since I've had calzones, so I'll definitely have to try this one. Especially with Lent coming up, I need more vegetarian food choices!

  12. Oh wow this looks SO good! I like "pocket" foods, there is just something fun about them.

  13. This looks really healthy and yummy too!

  14. This looks delicious!! I love both spinach and mushrooms. I'll be giving this a try :)


  15. I love watching Jamie Oliver's shows, but have not tried much of his recipes! This one is on the menu for this week!

  16. Looks so healthy and yummy! We will be making these tonight!


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