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Spinach and Cottage Cheese Calzones  

serves 4

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

1 uncooked pizza dough (available in many supermarkets in the dairy section)

1 10 oz package frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

1 lb. 1% fat cottage cheese, strained to remove any excess liquid (whey)

black pepper to taste

olive oil

1-2 T sesame seeds

 

Divide pizza dough into 8 ~ equal pieces. Flatten each piece into an oval about 4″ x 3″. Place 4 of the dough pieces on a lightly oiled pizza stone or cookie sheet.

Combine spinach, cottage cheese and pepper. Divide equally among the 4 ovals, leaving a 1/4 edge. Top each calzone with a remaining dough oval and seal edges by pressing together. With a pastry brush paint a light layer of olive oil on top of dough and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a small amount of salt if desired. 

Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, checking after 20 minutes. 

Calzones are ready when the dough is golden brown.  Serve hot.