Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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.

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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.

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 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 colli-flower.

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

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

5.0 from 3 reviews
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
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Serves: 8
  • 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)
  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.
Recipe adapted from Mom, What's for Dinner?


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  1. kasha says

    AWESOMEEEEEEEEEE After 1st side was done I flipped it over and baked then added get this (BACON JAM W/FIRE ROASTED TOMATOES) Soooooooooo Good AND FOR ADULTS FOR SURE. LUV YOUR RECIPES TKS Endles topings to use for the breadsticks.

  2. Stephanie Gilbert says

    Thanks for posting the recipe! I tried it tonight and it tastes great! I was hoping the crust would be more tough/crunchy. Should I have baked it longer?

    Thanks again!:)

    • says

      Probably, that always helps. Did it break apart on you though? It shouldn’t, it should hold together quite well.

  3. kim says

    I made this tonight. It is very yummy! I made part of it with cheese an saving the other plain crust for pizza tomorrow night. I am so excited because I am gluten free and I can now have pizza that i crave all the time. Great job!

  4. Julie says

    I can’t wait to make this for my gluten free 5 year old and myself. I’ll repost when it’s done!

  5. Kathleen says

    Your food looks so good! I am so happy I found this site. I can’t wait to start making everything!

  6. Robbie says

    Does the cauliflower crust hold up as a solid? I’d imagine it would be pretty fragile, but that looks super delicious! I’d love to try this with all sorts of pizza topings!

  7. marianne says

    So I recently switched to a low carb diet and I’m super excited to try this recipe! My husband is not low carb and he is dairy free so there will probably several servings left. I’m wondering if you know how well the leftovers reheat?

    • says

      Pretty good, I made a pizza with this crust and we didn’t eat it right away because we had to go somewhere. When we came back I reheated it and it was still wonderful. :)

  8. Kristen says

    This looks delicious! Thanks for posting this. I don’t have a food processor, do you think a blender would do the job?

  9. REE says

    HI JO,

  10. Carrie says

    Ooh! I’m excited to try this out. I’m not really down with using the microwave, though. I’m thinking of steaming or boiling the cauliflower until tender and then putting it through a ricer. Do you think that will work?

  11. alli says

    love this recipe!! but i don’t have a microwave in my apartment – what can i do to substitute this step?? thank you!

  12. Faith Young says

    I made this tonight for the fam. I made the cheesy bread and the pizza. It was amazing. Everyone really loved it, even my mother who hates cauliflower ( ssshhhh) I didn’t tell her it was. I try to incorporate healthy things into my family’s diet and this is a great way. Thank you sooo much :)

  13. Flo Bird says

    I made these tonight and my family and I thought they were amazing!

    One of my friends came over for dinner and loved it too! I added thin slices of mushrooms and zucchini before baking. Next time I will do it with pizza sauce and make it like a pizza.

    Thank you for posting it Jo. I am really enjoying your recipes!

  14. says

    From the looks of this, I never would have though that this wasn’t bread. Cauliflower is so amazing in it’s ability to allow us to eat a whole bunch of ooey-gooey cheese and feel like we did something healthy. Love it. Pinned! = )

  15. Julianne Trimble says

    You would not know that you used califlower to make the bread sticks that looks amazing I know my grandkids will love it ! Thanks Jo

  16. Lorrie Jo says

    I don’t microwave, but I’d like to cook the cauliflower on the stove. What is the consistency supposed to be when it’s done?

    • says

      Not too mushy, I would cook it the same, cover it up and cook for 5 to 10 minutes. You want to be able to stick a fork in it, but you don’t want it to fall apart.

      • katrina Haworth-jett says

        I would use a steaming basket if you have one, and then you doent need to worry so much about getting mushy/watery.

  17. says

    This looks sooooooooooo delicious! I used to work at Domino’s when I was in high school and used to make cheesy bread there for myself loaded with bacon and tons of cheese. This brings me right back to that — except of course way healthier! : )
    Love the joke again! So glad you added in where you’re getting these jokes — might have to use that site myself : )

  18. says

    Wow, nicely done. Looks delicious. But more importantly you did a good job of making the recipe easier. I am really glad I happened on your site. This is the 3rd time I have checked it out and I have enjoyed what I found.

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