White Calzones

"Found this in Paula Deen Magazine and is a take on the classic white pizza filled with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, pesto and lots of cheese. She recommends serving with a salad and a Marinara sauce for dipping."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
2 Calzones




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On clean flat surface, unroll pizza dough; cut dough in half horizontally.
  • Spread prepared pesto evenly over half of each dough piece, leaving a 1 inch border around sides of dough.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Place 3 slices of mozzarella over pesto in each dough piece; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken, salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently for 4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; stir in ricotta and Parmesan.
  • Spoon chicken mixture evenly over mozzarella.
  • Place remaining mozzarella over chicken mixture.
  • Fold dough over filling, crimping edges to seal.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with marinara sauce if desired.

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  1. This was very good!! I made a few adjustments just to fit us...substituted brocolli for the spinach, no salt and more garlic. I also didn't use 3 cups of brocolli or 2 cups of mushrooms...it just wouldn't have fit!! I think next time, if i wanted to add the full amount of everything, I'd use two pizza crusts instead. The pesto had great flavor and really added to the flavor layers of the dish. I will make this again and probably play with other flavors and veggies...maybe some peppers? Thank you!!


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