Cauliflower Crust Calzone

Did you know that a Calzone is also a pizza? Its like a pocket pie that is easier to eat since everything is inside and with this Cauliflower crust calzone recipe from The Iron You, health is also maintained well. 


1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield about 3 cups once processed)
½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 free range egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
½ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

6 tablespoons thick tomato sauce
½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr mozzarella cheese
pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C) and place a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease with olive oil.
  2. In a food processor rice the cauliflower. Transfer to a microwave dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.
  3. Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze out as much moisture as you can (I squeezed out more than 1 cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry. Otherwise you’ll end up with a mushy dough, not a crusty one.
  4. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl and add egg, mozzarella, oregano, sea salt and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Using your hands, press the mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into three discs (diameter should be about 5 inches).
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 10 (no more no less, 10 minutes).
  7. Remove from the oven and, working quickly, top the half of each disc with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Using a large spatula carefully lift the half of the disc without filling and fold it over the other part (that’s ok if the disc brakes a bit).
  8. Use your fingers to push the edges of each calzone together and seal in the filling.
  9. Bake in the oven for an additional 12 minutes.
  10. Serve hot!
Posted by Diane Araga, on July 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM