Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks – gluten free, low carb, cheesy cauliflower breadsticks! This recipe is a winner and a keeper!

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How are you all doing? Ready for a simple recipe that’s gluten free, low carb and really easy to make? I hope you are because this recipe is a winner and a keeper.

I’m really excited to tell you about this recipe. I have made cauliflower pizza crust before but at that time I felt that there were maybe just too many ingredients in the crust. I wanted a different easier version. And I was craving cheesy breadsticks so this is how I ended up making this. I don’t think this recipe could get any simpler. You simply add the cauliflower to your food processor and pulse it a few times until the cauliflower resembles rice then microwave the cauliflower for 10 minutes. You then add eggs and cheese, some spices if preferred and shape it into your crust. That’s it! No squeezing the heck out of it to get all the water out, none of that is required and no worries, you will not end up with a soggy crust. Quite the opposite, you will have a nice firm crust. You just cannot get any easier than this.

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I chose to make these breadsticks because I was just craving some cheesy breadsticks, but this recipe makes 2 pizza crusts, so with one I actually made a chicken pizza, which was very simple, just added some pizza sauce, cheese and some roasted chicken I had in the fridge. I didn’t take any pictures because we were starving at the time and we ate the whole thing in a couple minutes.

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That’s right, even the hand model loved it. But that’s the beauty of this crust, you can’t really taste the cauliflower and it really does hold together, you don’t have to worry that when you pick up a breadstick or a slice of pizza that it will all fall apart. You see the trick is the eggs and the cheese, that’s what’s holding it all together, so you have nothing to worry about.

From the moment I saw this on foodieportal.com I’ve been wanting to try it, but the recipe here is simplified a bit, because I’m all about simple!

Now I can’t leave you guys without a cauliflower joke because that just wouldn’t be me. Every time you feature a vegetable like this, you really should celebrate it with a joke, so here goes:

Q: What do you get if you cross a dog with a daisy?

A: A collie-flower.

By the way you guys, I get all my silly jokes from jokes4us.com, they seem to have a joke about everything, so I love the site.

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4.6 from 25 reviews
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 cups of riced cauliflower (about 1 large head of cauliflower)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese (I used a Tex Mex blend because that's all I had)
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese (for topping)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F degrees. Prepare 2 pizza dishes or a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Make sure your cauliflower is roughly chopped in florets. Add the florets to your food processor and pulse until cauliflower resembles rice.
  3. Place the cauliflower in a microwavable container and cover with lid. Microwave for 10 minutes. Place the microwaved cauliflower in a large bowl and add the 4 eggs, 2 cups of mozzarella,oregano, garlic and salt and pepper. Mix everything together.
  4. Separate the mixture in half and place each half onto the prepared baking sheets and shape into either a pizza crust, or a rectangular shape for the breadsticks.
  5. Bake the crust (no topping yet) for about 25 minutes or until nice and golden. Don't be afraid the crust is not soggy at all. Once golden, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese and put back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  6. Slice and serve.
Notes
If you do not have a microwave, I’d recommend cooking the cauliflower first either in your oven or on the stovetop and then ricing it. Easiest would be to steam it and then ricing it.

Nutritional information based on 1 cup mozzarella cheese for topping. CalorieCount is used for determining nutritional information.

Recipe adapted from Mom, What's for Dinner?
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 99g Calories: 164 Fat: 9.8g Saturated fat: 5.2g Unsaturated fat: 0.0g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbohydrates: 4.3g Sugar: 1.0g Sodium: 296mg Fiber: 1.1g Protein: 15.6g Cholesterol: 104mg

What you’ll need:

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For another great low carb dish, try this Shrimp Scampi Zoodles recipe, it’s to die for!

Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

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Comments

  1. Pierangela says

    OMG! The best low carb bread sticks ever!!!!!! Who came up with this recipe is simply a genius!!!!

  2. Nimi says

    This looks so yummy! Do you know if this would work with an egg alternative? Are there any egg replacements you recommend?

    • says

      The eggs are an important ingredient to this because it helps bind the cauliflower, but you could use egg beaters, if you consider that an alternative. :)

  3. dinner for 1 says

    I have a question:
    how can you keep leftovers from this disk for another time?
    Can you freeze it/ refrigerate it or do you keep it like a bread in a bread box.
    I’m on my own and I definitely want to make this :)

  4. Heather says

    I’ve been drooling since I first saw this recipe/photo. I went out at lunch today and grabbed everything I’ll need from the grocery store and making this tonight. :)

  5. Susan says

    I made this tonight and it is so good. Next time I would add some mushrooms or some other vebetable with the mozzarella topping but tastes great as it!! Thank you.

  6. Wes says

    These were very tasty. I feel that 3 tsp of oregano is a bit too much. I will cut back to 2 tsp. Also, will add 1/2 cup almond flour next time to get more bread texture. Great!

  7. says

    These the most spectacular cheesy cauliflower breadsticks I’ve ever seen, but the problem I am as a mother I can’t make them even though I followed bunch of recipes. Hopefully I can make some of the great cakes through your website. Thank you.

  8. Heidi says

    Hi there! I’m trying this as I type. I’m just curious. I had a lot of liquid after mixing all of the ingredients together. When I was forming it on the tray, it was pooling around the edges. I followed all the measurements, and even let the cauliflower cool for about ten minutes after cooking and drained it in a colander. Suggestions?

    • says

      Not sure what went wrong but if your cauliflower is still not dry after you microwave it, use a cloth like a cheese cloth to squeeze the water out.

    • Maria says

      I had the same thing happen! It was pooling and I dried w a cheese cloth!
      Also, it stuck to the pan. I was plannig to try it w parchment paper next time.
      I feel the fact that it was so runny contributed to teh crust being a bit soggy.
      Ang other suggestions??? I really want to find out what I did wrong…I need this to work!!!!!!!

      • says

        You should be using the parchment paper, it will help it from sticking to the pan, you can also use a silpat if you have one. If you’re using a cheese cloth you need to squeeze all the water out of the cauliflower, however I’ve made this multiple times and hadn’t needed a cheese cloth. When you microwave the cauliflower the water should evaporate out of it leaving it pretty dry.

  9. Diana says

    I like the recipe but I might sub 1 cup of almond flour for a cup of the cauliflower. It would give it a breadier texture I think.

  10. Dani says

    Does this have a strong cauliflower taste? My husband and I are low carbbing it and this sounds awesome. Both of us are picky however and dislike cauliflower in general. Just wondered how strongly you can taste it?

    • natalie says

      I HATE cauliflower (broccoli is where it’s at :) ), but I love cauliflower “bread” – couldn’t tell at all. If you’re worried, maybe add a tad more seasoning herbs/spices.

  11. Erin says

    Hi, if you cut the breadsticks into 12 pieces like you have shown, how many sticks is the serving size?

  12. Leah says

    hi, thanks for the recipe, I really loved it. Only problem as that the base stuck to the wax paper and I struggled to get it off in one piece. Any advice pls?

  13. Crystal says

    Is there any other way I can rice the cauliflower without a food processor ? I don’t have one but reallllly wanna make one . THANKS!

  14. says

    Awesome, awesome stuff! Made this today and it disappeared in minutes. Will be making it again and again. Great recipes on your blog!

  15. Shelley says

    Hi, my other half cant eat cheese, do you think these will work still if I leave the cheese out. Then I can put an alternative topping on?
    Thanks
    Shelley

    • says

      The problem is there is cheese in the crust itself which helps bind the cauliflower and helps it not fall apart, so I’m not sure if you can leave that out. I’m not sure if you can use nutritional yeast instead, I wouldn’t be able to tell you exactly without further recipe testing. If you try it you I’d love to know. As far as the topping, well cheese can definitely be omitted there and use any toppings you like.

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