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Vegetable Calzones

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Ingredients
  Frozen bread dough 1 Pound
  Cooking spray 1
  Mushrooms 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Sweet red pepper 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Frozen chopped spinach package 1
  Ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Part skim mozzarella cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Italian seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Spaghetti sauce 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) As per the directions on the package, allow the bread to rise.
2) Preheat oven to temperature of 400 degrees.

MAKING
3) Use cooking spray to coat a non-stick skillet.
4) Place the skillet over moderate heat and add the onion, red pepper and mushrooms.
5) Saute the vegetables till they are tender.
6) Take the skillet off the heat.
7) Drain the spinach and squeeze the leafs in order to take out the excess moisture.
8) Combine together the cheeses, Italian seasoning and spinach and mix well.
9) Add the sauted vegetables. Blend well.
10) Punch down the bread dough and divide it into 4 equal parts.
11) Shape each part into a circle of about 8-inches.
12) Onto ½ of each circle, spoon 2/3rd cup of the cheese-vegetable mixture. Leave a border of about ½-inch.
13) Use water to dampen the edges of the circle.
14) Over the filling, fold the plain ½ of each circle. Seal by crimping the edges.
15) On a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, place the calzones.
16) Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or till golden brown.

SERVING
17) Arrange the calzones on a serving platter or individual plates and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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