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Easy Mini Spinach Calzones is a tasty appetizer with a creamy Parmesan spinach filling that is a crowd pleaser for game day.
These mini calzones are full of creamy cheesy goodness in a pizza dough square package. These are appetizers that everyone will like including the kids. My kiddos ate a whole mess of these when I made them. If I had know this was all it took to get my kids to eat spinach I would have made them a whole lot sooner. I used to make these all the time but for some reason I have never made them for my kids. Seriously regretting that now! Sometimes I am so surprised by what my kids eat, and don’t eat. Does that ever happen to you?
To make the mini spinach calzones, I rolled out the pizza dough into a big square. I cut them into twenty 2-inch squares and used a mini cookie scoop to add the filling to them. If you don’t have a mini cookie scoop its approximately 2 teaspoons of filling. The cookie scoop makes it really easy to quickly fill the pizza dough squares.
I served these up with some lighter spicy buffalo chicken thighs and rice for dinner. For game day, I would add Slow Cooker Honey Chinese Chicken and Goldfish Cracker Crusted Baked Chicken for savory options. For dessert you could include a bunch of Mini Cheesecakes (and they don’t necessarily have to be in a flag).
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Easy Mini Spinach Calzones
Easy Mini Spinach Calzones
- 1 prepared pizza dough
- 1 10 oz package frozen spinach thawed and drained
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Spaghetti or marinara sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese. Add the spinach, minced onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and beat to combine.
- Roll pizza dough out into a large square. Cut into 20 squares (equal to 4 horizontal cuts and 5 vertical cuts).
- Using a mini cookie scoop, put a scoop of spinach filling onto each square. A mini cookie scoop is approximately 2 tsp. Fold the squares in half and pinch the edges to seal.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly. If desired serve with spaghetti or marinara sauce for dipping.
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