Spinach and Cottage Cheese Calzones
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
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.