Tofu Spinach Calzones (vegan or vegetarian)

Recipe by Shannon Holmes
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 4 calzones
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Pizza Crust
  • 1
    cup warm water (100 degrees F)
  • 1 14
    teaspoons yeast (can use rapid rise)
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 2 12 - 3
    cups flour (can do half white and half wheat)
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • Filling
  • 5
    ounces vegan mozzarella cheese (about a half block, I used I.M. Earthkind Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella Cheese, half a block is 5 ounces) or 5 ounces vegan mozzarella cheese, cut in 1/4 inch chunks (about a half block, I used I.M. Earthkind Vegan Gourmet Mozzarella Cheese, half a block is 5 ounces)
  • 1
    (12 1/3 ounce) package Mori-Nu firm tofu, plus
  • 6
    ounces Mori-Nu firm tofu (this is the kind that comes in the "juice box" and may be with the dry foods)
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, defrosted and drained well
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14
    teaspoon basil
  • 12
    teaspoon pizza seasoning
  • 12
    teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 13
    small onion, peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1
    (8 ounce) can hunts tomato sauce with basil garlic and oregano, heated with
  • 14
    teaspoon sugar, to cut acidity
  • cooking spray or oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix water with yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl, set aside for 5 minutes to let it bloom.
  • Add the garlic, oil, salt and herbs.
  • Add about 1 1/2-2 cups flour, mix well.
  • Pour onto a floured board, add remaining flour as needed, and knead for about 5 minutes (this dough is really soft).
  • Cover with the mixing bowl.
  • Let rise about 20-30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down, knead on lightly floured board, set aside.
  • Place the tofu, drained in a bowl and blend until smooth with hand blender.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Divide your pizza dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • Roll out one piece of dough and place a fourth of the filling in the middle of the pizza dough.
  • Fold dough over the filling and seal.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Spray the calzones with cooking spray or and place on oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degree F until brown on bottom, spray tops of calzones with cooking spray or rub with olive oil and flip, cooking until browned on other side.
  • Serve with warmed Hunt's Tomato Basil Oregano Sauce or your favorite.
  • If you are not a vegan, I have made another variation of this recipe, here are the changes: Instead of the vegan cheese 1 cup Veggie Mozzarella Shreds or 1/2 cup Veggie Shreds and 1/2 cup Low Fat Shredded Mozzarella 1/4 cup or so Reduced Fat Parmesan These are guestimates on the measurements, I made these today with stuff around the house and Mark and I loved them.
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