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For a new twist to calzones, try Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach Calzone. The pumpkin puree adds unique flavor to this classic dish.

Recipe by MyRecipes October 2013


Credit: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

15 mins
28 mins
43 mins
Serves: 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Set 2 fine-mesh strainers over 2 bowls. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Divide dough into 4 portions; roll them into 7-inch rounds.

  • Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage, stirring and breaking up meat, until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a strainer to drain.

  • Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook spinach, stirring, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Transfer to second strainer; squeeze out liquid.

  • Spread pumpkin on one side of each dough round, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Divide sausage, spinach and cheese among rounds, scattering over pumpkin. Fold dough over filling and pinch edges to seal.

  • Brush tops of calzones with 1 Tbsp. oil. Transfer to baking sheet; bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

580 calories; fat 39g; saturated fat 14g; protein 22g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 76mg; sodium 1255mg.