Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cauliflower Crust Calzone

I still have a few heads of cauliflower and am always looking for new recipes. I saw this one and I also found two more which will be posted soon.

This recipe was adapted from The Iron You


1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield about 3 cups once processed)
½ cup  mozzarella cheese, shredded
1  egg, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon  salt ( didn't use)
½ teaspoon oregano ( used Italian Seasoning)

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ( didn't use)


6 tablespoons thick tomato sauce
½ cup  mozzarella cheese

pinch of salt ( didn't use)


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and brush the paper with olive oil.

Wash and dry the cauliflower and cut cauliflower into florets.

Place the florets in a food processor and pulse into rice like consistency. Add enough cauliflower until you have 3 cups.

Transfer the cauliflower rice to a large dish and place in the microwave and cook on high for 8 minutes

THIS IS IMPORTANT- place the cauliflower on a tea towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. The cauliflower needs to be dry because you want a nice crust. Wait till the cauliflower cools off a bit before squeezing so you don't burn your hands.

In a large bowl add an egg and whisk a few times. Add the mozzarella Italian blend and the cauliflower rice to the bowl and mix well.

Shape the "rice" into 3 discs with your hands and place on the greased baking pan. The discs should be about 5 inches round.

Put in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

When you remove the cauliflower disc from the oven, top with the tomato sauce and mozzarella. Use a large spatula and carefully lift half of the disc and fold it over. The disc may crack a bit at the fold.

Use you fingers to press the edges of the calzone together and it can also repair any cracks in the fold.

Put back in the oven and bake for another 12 minutes.

This is SO good!


  1. Ohhhhh this is RIGHT UP my taste buds alley-it looks AMAZING. I can't WAIT to hit another good deal on cauliflower, Linda...I'll definitely be trying this for sure.

    Thank you and thanks to Mile @ The Iron You for a great new cauliflower recipe. You KNOW how much we love it. :)

  2. I love cauliflower, but I've never used it like this before. Looks amazing!

    1. So do I Kathleen. Hubby won't touch it. I made him pasta which I don't eat and I enjoyed my cauliflower calzone!

  3. This looks spectacular! Pinning! Thank you for sharing with VMG206 Brag About it Link Party!

  4. Such a creative recipe! Yum!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. This looks so interesting. Leave it to Linda to find something new and different to tempt us all.

  6. I am not a big cauliflower fan, but I have half of one left in the fridge after a recipe I made yesterday. I might make this and not tell anyone what's in it.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

  7. Yum, I love that you always find some great recipes to share with us.

  8. What an interesting way to use cauliflower! YUM

  9. Coming from This is How We Roll Thursday Link Party! This looks delicious!! I love easy vegetable recipes and this one is great!

    1. So do I!

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again :-)


  10. Delicious cauliflower crust calzone, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog, pinning,

  11. Yum! And if you skip the cheese, it is perfect for people on candida diet ( and that's me ;))! Score :-D
    I would love for you to share your it with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:



  12. I have to say that I don't like cauliflower, but this recipes is amazing!! I will try it and give cauliflower a chance :)

  13. I like the look of this recipe as well as the other you shared on Friday Feature, I could make a whole book of your recipes! Thanks again for sharing, enjoy your weekend, Karren

    1. Thanks Karren. See you next week at the party

  14. This sounds wonderful, with the mozzarella cheese :) So glad to find your blog at Flashback Friday!

    1. Mozzarella is one of my favorites and perfect with the cauliflower.

      Hope you like it.

  15. Oh my…so delicious! I always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

  16. Nice and tempting cauliflower recipe, came through Ms enPlace.

    1. Michelle has a great party and is a very special person

      Thanks for stopping by.

  17. This Calzone will be amazing! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  18. I love this idea for a twist on typical calzone!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  19. What a creative idea. I bet it was yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  20. Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. This is a great idea for my sometimes low carbing husband. Thanks, Linda!