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Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone –> Two words. So. Good.

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest

Pizza dough, three cheeses, prosciutto, spinach, and um, did I mention the burrata?! Do I really need to say more? Probably not, but you know I’ve always got more to say.

First things first, let me just start out by saying that I am pretty thrilled it’s Thursday and that the weekend is near. It’s been a busy, but good week, and I am so excited for the weekend because I have major plans for decorating my Christmas tree while watching a Christmas classic (still deciding which one, suggestions?) with my mom and little sister. Normally by this time my tree would be up and decorated. Traditionally we cut down our trees (one for my parent’s house and one for mine) on Thanksgiving day, but since my family and I were in Cleveland this year for Thanksgiving, that obviously did not happen.

This means Saturday is the day for tree cutting and decorating. As cheesy as it may be, this is one of my favorite days of the year. I will forever love decorating my Christmas tree…and yes, I am one of those people who secretly rearranges the ornaments after everyone leaves to make them look just “right”.

I have issues, but whatever, we all do.

Anyway, point is, I’m excited it’s Thursday and that the weekend is near!

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest


Very excited about this calzone. You know how some nights you just crave something cheesy and carby and comforting (ahh, some nights…)? Yeah, well that was me this past Monday after a non-stop day of cooking, photographing, and then emailing (ugh, the worst). I had pizza dough in the fridge from a week or so ago, and decided to just make a quick calzone with the ingredients I had.

At any given time, I always have an assortment of cheese oh hand…the day I open my fridge and find zero cheese will be a very sad day…I’ll try never to let that happen.

I also always have spinach, and jars of roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. These are pantry staples for me.

I literally just took out all the cheese I had, stirred it together with spinach and prosciutto, spooned it all onto the pizza dough, added a ball of burrata, made it into a calzone, baked it, and done. I wasn’t planning on ever sharing this, but you guys? It was just SO good, and the red and green colors just screamed December to me. How could I not share?

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest

The surprising, but really not so surprising, star ingredient here is the prosciutto. Lately, I’ve been on a huge prosciutto kick and loving its salty flavor. Paring it with cheese and crackers is my current favorite snack so it’s no surprise that I’d love it in this calzone.

The saltiness with the cheese, spinach, and herbs is just too delicious.

What’s great about this recipe is that one, if you have the ingredients on hand it can be made in just around thirty minutes. I love an easy weeknight dinner that is equally great for the weekend. Two? While I personally love this as dinner with a side salad, it would also make a great holiday appetizer if cut into smaller pieces. Pretty sure any and all guests will love this.

My personal suggestion though? Make this first tonight, or maybe tomorrow…sometime in the very near future for sure!

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest

Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 756 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
    2. In a bowl, combine the fontina, goat cheese, spinach, prosciutto, olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, and a pinch each of salt and pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
    3. Divide the pizza dough into 2 balls. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball of dough out into a large circle about ¼ inch thick. Transfer the rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread half of each round of dough evenly with the cheese mix, leaving a ½ inch border around the edge of the dough. Add a ball of burrata to the filling.
    4. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of the dough with water. Fold the unfilled side of the dough over the filling and use the tines of a fork to seal the dough together. Cut 1-2 slits in the top of each calzone and then lightly brush the tops with olive oil. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Top with arugula. Eat!
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Spinach and Prosciutto Burrata Calzone | @hbharvest

But I don’t know, just feeling like it’s a calzone kind of Thursday, you know?

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  1. 5 stars
    I realize that I’m a bit late to this recipe, but it was a great base for me. I had ricotta left over from an eggplant dish and used that instead of fontina. Also, I had pepperoni in the fridge left over from a homemade pizza and used that instead of prosciutto. The lemon zest added to the cheese/spinach mix was great and was considered a winner in my household.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been meaning to let you know we’ve made this a bunch of times and each time we’ve loved it more than the last. I’m not a goat cheese fan, my wife is and we both really like the unique combination of flavors in this calzone. Anybody looking to try but not sure, should follow the recipe exactly. The result is so good you’ll make it over and over again.

    1. I am so glad you are your wife loved this recipe and I hope you love others on my site as well! Thank you!

  3. I can taste it just by looking at the pictures! I wish you could find things like this in stores. Going to have to try out the recipe myself 🙂

  4. I am so excited to try this! My recommendation is White Christmas. It’s my all-time favorite Christmas movie!

  5. Oh my gosh. I’ve never tried calzones before, but this may just be the first one I try. YUM! Also, I’m totally the same with the Christmas ornaments… Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Hey Tieghan,
    These calzones look perfect for a cozy dinner and I love the idea of using the burrata and prosciutto. They remind me of your gozleme recipe I’ve been wanting to make. But these ingredients seem to fit better with the Christmas season ?. I hope your tree cutting goes well this weekend and you find one you like! I hope you enjoy the decorating and Christmas watching. Maybe you can put a soup on the stove before you go out, then return home with some warm dinner while you decorate? Haha I recommend any of the older claymation Christmas movies (santa clause is coming to town, Jack Frost, or a year without santa clause), or the polar express or the grinch! (Ah! Haha there are too many good ones!). I hope it all goes well and Snape doesn’t get upset with the tree (my cats used to climb in them ?). Sleep well and stay warm!

  7. Does the cheese mixture go only on one half side of the dough round? Your instructions say, “Spread each round of dough evenly with the cheese mix,” and then “Fold the unfilled side of the dough over the filling,” so I was a bit confused. Looks delicious!

    1. HI! So sorry for the confusion. Yes, the cheese only goes on half the round. recipe is all fixed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! :

  8. Is it just me…I am confused. The pictures and the first part of the recipe instructions appear to be for a pizza (and look delicious!) not calzone. Can this be made as a pizza?

    1. HI! Sorry for any confusion, this is a calzone, but of course can be made into a pizza. Just spread the fillings all over the dough round and don’t fold it over. You can bake as directed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! :

  9. Oh wow, this time I’m sure you’ve topped yourself! What a super awesome idea to serve this month!

  10. This looks yummy! I’ve always wanted to make a calzone at home. I’ll omit the meat since I’m vegetarian but I’m sure it will still be delicious. I’d recommend National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

  11. 5 stars
    Great calzone recipe! My Christmas classic recommendation: Miracle on 34th Street (the 1947 version with Natalie Wood).