Alina's Spanakopita Calzones

I'm a big fan of Greek food and spanakopitas are right at the top of my favorite foods list. This week I decided to make a calzone that pulls its influence from spanakopitas. Spanakopitas are Greek phyllo dough pastries stuffed with cheese and spinach. I decided to stuff mine with tofu and spinach and stuff it all in a calzone crust. The result is a delicious, healthy dish that hints of Greek flavors.

For a more authentic spanakopita taste, shake this recipe up by adding feta cheese.

Total time: Approximately 60 minutes total. Makes 4 calzones.
  • 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and chopped
  • 1 16-oz package of firm tofu
  • Several TBSP cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 TBSP miso paste
  • 1 roll Pillsbury thin crust pizza crust
  • 1 TBSP ground nutmeg
  • 1 TBSP oregano
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
Preheat the oven to the temperature listed on the pizza dough package.

Saute the onion and cilantro until the onions are clear, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 60 more seconds.
Use your hands to crumble the tofu into a bowl. To do this, cut the tofu block into quarters and then just squeeze each quarter in your fist to make it nice and crumbly.
Add the onion mix to the tofu, and then add the spinach too. Add the lime juice, salt, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg. Mix it all up.
Roll out the pizza dough cut it into quarters. Each of the four quarters will make one calzone. Place the pizza dough quarters on a baking sheet. Spray the sheet with cooking spray to keep the calzones from sticking. Heap each pizza dough quarter with the tofu and spinach mixture.
Fold the dough over the filling and pinch the edges together to seal your calzones shut. Use a knife to make a small incision in the top of each calzone. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

I had some leftover filling, so I baked that separately in a dish like a casserole and ate it for breakfast the next day. I'd recommend topping this with a little cheese. Yummy!

    Adam's taste rating: 3 ladles
    Alina's taste rating: 3 ladles
    Healthy rating: 5 ladles
    Ease of prep rating: 4 ladles
    Overall average: 3.75 ladles


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