Three Cheese Mushroom and Spinach Calzone Recipe

My family loves Italian food.  We eat our fair share of pizza around here, so I decided to try something a little different.  I am usually the only person in our family who will eat mushrooms and spinach, but this tasty recipe changed that real quick!  This is one of our family’s favorite meals and I’m sure your family will love it too!

Three Cheese Mushroom and Spinach Calzone Recipe:

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus additional for brushing
1 (8 ounce) package sliced mushrooms
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 cups (packed) fresh baby spinach
1 (13.8 ounce) tube refrigerated pizza dough
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 1/2 cups grated Fontina cheese, divided
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 425°F.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add mushrooms to the oil and saute until the mushrooms are brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and oregano and stir for 1 minute.  Add spinach and stir just until wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer the ingredients from your skillet to a medium sized bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.
Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  Roll out dough on the baking sheet to a 15 x 10-inch rectangle.  Sprinkle 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese onto one half of the crust, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge (It will be much easier to seal if there isn’t anything close to the edge of your calzone).  Sprinkle on 3/4 cup Fontina cheese and top with the mushroom mixture, spreading evenly on the one half of the dough.  Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan and 3/4 cup Fontina over the mushrooms.  Spoon dollops of the ricotta cheese on top and sprinkle with crushed red pepper.  Fold the plain half of the dough over the side with the filling.  Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.  Brush the top of the calzone with olive oil.
Bake until brown, about 18 minutes.
(Recipe adapted from
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  1. says

    This looks amazing! Will definitely try this in our next menu plan. I love these flavors and I bet even hubby and little guy will enjoy it too in the form of calzone! Did you just make one big calzone and sort of slice pieces for everyone? Thanks!

  2. says

    Oh… YUMMY, YUMMY!!!! Just pinned this to my Finger Foods Board. I know that it probably wouldn’t be so attractive eating with your hands, but I just don’t think I could be patient enough to cut with a Fork and Knife.. LOL!!!
    Have a great day,

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