Wheat-less Wednesday – Cauliflower Calzones

Ingredients:cauliflower calzone

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 free range egg
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon oregano or Italian spices
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons thick tomato sauce
  • pinch of salt

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 450°F  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease with olive oil.
2. With a food processor, rice the cauliflower in batches. Do not pulverize.
3. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 8 minutes.
4. Let cool, then place the cooked cauliflower in a tea towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much  liquid as you can.
5. Transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl and add egg, 1/2 cup of cheese, salt, spices, and pepper. Mix well.
6. Divide mixture into 3 parts and shape each part into a disc on the baking sheet.
7. Bake for 10 minutes in the oven, then remove and add sauce and remaining cheese to half of each disc.
8. Fold each disc in half with a large spatula, and press down on edges to seal them.
9. Bake in the oven for 12 more minutes.
10. Serve hot with extra sauce for dipping.

*Recipe adapted from the Iron You at www.theironyou.com

 

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