Thursday, August 9, 2012

Spinach and Wild Mushroom Calzones

Spinach and Wild Mushroom Calzones


2/3 cup warm water
2 packets of splenda
1 envelope rapid rise active dry yeast
1 cup flour (prefereably bread flour), plus additional for rolling
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 t salt
1 medium onion
1/2 T dried oregano
1 T italian seasoning, divided
1 T of fresh garlic OR 1 t garlic powder
1/2 t pepper
3 cups wild mushrooms  (I used a cremini, shiitake, and oyster blend)
5 oz frozen spinach
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 T of tomato sauce (salt free), plus additional sauce for dipping

Additional ingredients/equipment: canola spray, a clean towel


Combine sugar, splenda, salt, yeast, bread flour, and whole wheat flour in a large bowl.  Pour in warm water, and mix.  Cover with a warm towel, and let rise for 35-45 minutes.

Meanwhile, spray a large saute pan with canola cooking spray.  Saute onion and oregano until soft.  Remove from pan, and set aside.

Add in mushrooms, 1/2 T italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic.  Cook 5 minutes. Add frozen spinach to the pan. Pour onions back into pan, cook until spinach is warm.

Divide dough into 4 equal pieces.  Flour surface. Roll each piece of dough into a 7in circle (or something resembling a circle). 

In a small bowl, mix 1/2 T italian seasoning and tomato sauce together. Add in additional salt, if desired.  Spread 1 1/2 T of tomato sauce over entire circle of dough.

Spread 1/4 c of cheese over each round of dough, on top of sauce.

Mound veggies on top of cheese.  Fold dough over and seal.

Repeat for remaining pieces of dough.

Transfer to a large baking sheet, sprayed and floured lightly with canola cooking spray.

Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes (this is a good time to preheat the oven--good way to utilize the heat)

Fill a large baking dish with water, and place on the bottom rack of oven.  On top oven, place calzones.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve with additional tomato sauce for dipping.  Ranch is also a very good option!

Serves 4


Other Information

Inspired by Mushroom Calzones, from the Weight Watcher cookbook.

WW 6 pt+

All pictures are mine, so don't be a thief.

I am no way associated with Weight Watchers. All point values are unofficial, and are subject to human error.

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