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Grandma's Best Calzones

A comforting hand-me-down recipe that is healthy, delicious and hits all the right hunger spots. 

spinach calzone

This is a recipe that has been handed down through generations. These calzones combine my love for food and family traditions. Flavorful, healthy and comforting; I hope this recipe warms your family as much as it does mine. I make a batch of these about once every week and freeze the leftovers.  Both my two boys, who are picky eaters, devour these calzones. 


You can use regular pepperoni or turkey pepperoni. I prefer turkey pepperoni for a healthier option and it tastes great. 

Spinach calzones

To cook the spinach: Add butter and chopped garlic to a large pan or wok. Cook butter and garlic over low/medium heat until slightly golden. Add spinach and mix around in butter using a pair of tongs. Turn heat down to low. Place a lid over the spinach. Occasionally lift the lid to turn the spinach. In just a couple minutes the spinach will cook down and turn a bright green. Place in a colander and let any excess water drain away. Pat spinach dry with paper towel. Chop cooked spinach up into bite size pieces.

pepperoni calzones

In a large mixing bowl stir together chopped spinach, ricotta cheese, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and pepper. Spread filling on half of each dough circle to within 1 inch of edge.

Pepperoni calzones

Fold dough in half over filling. Seal edges by moistening them with a little water and sealing with the tines of a fork. Prick the tops of calzones. Brush calzone tops with milk.

calzone recipe
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