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Cheese Calzones

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  Non stick cooking spray 1
  Frozen bread dough 16 Ounce, thawed (1 Loaf)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed and well drained (1 Package)
  Dried italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon, crushed
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Low fat ricotta cheese 15 Ounce (1 Carton)
  Shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese 3 Ounce (3/4 Cup)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned low sodium tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Dried italian seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crushed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced

Lightly coat a very large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Divide bread dough into 8 equal pieces.
Place dough on a floured surface and cover with a towel.
Let dough rest while preparing filling.
For filling, in a small covered saucepan cook onion and garlic in a small amount of boiling water until onion is tender.
Stir in spinach and the 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
In a medium bowl stir together egg, ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses.
Roll each piece of dough into a 6-inch circle.
Spread 2 tablespoons of the 'spinach mixture over half of each circle to within 1/2 inch of edge.
Top with 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture.
Moisten edges of dough with water.
Fold each circle in half, pinching edges or pressing edges together with tines of a fork to seal.
Prick tops with a fork.
Place calzones on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in a 375° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan stir together tomato sauce, the 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, and the 1 clove garlic; heat through.

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Cheese Calzones Recipe