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 29 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. Karla says

    If using frozen cauliflower, would you let it defrost first, then put in food processor, or would you microwave it first?

    • says

      I would probably let it thaw out for a bit, never tried frozen anything in a food processor so not sure how that would work. So after it thaws out a bit then I’d process it then microwave it.

  2. Sally says

    Microwaving the riced cauliflower for 10 minutes seems like a long time. Does it really take that long? I hate to burn it.

      • Sally says

        I went with 5 minutes in the microwave and they just came out of the oven. I used a bit less cheese in the mix and only did a 1/2 batch as breadsticks. Hubby gives them a “very good” (I think he just ate half the pan!) Love them dipped in marinara sauce. Will certainly make again and also try as a pizza crust. Thanks for a wonderful and easy recipe.

  3. alexandra says

    I halved the recipe (1/2 head cauliflower, 2 eggs, 1 cup cheese) and my crust came out soggy even though it was golden brown. Tips? The taste was amazing, just not the texture.

    • says

      It depends on the size of your cauliflower, I’d go with measuring out 2 cups instead of just using 1/2 a head, so maybe you had too much egg in the mixture.

  4. Melanie says

    This is amazing, Thank you so much for posting this. I do recommend to post about how thick the pizza base should be. My first one was a little to thin, i learnt and my second one was amazing.

    Its the most delicious recipe.

  5. Veronica says

    Amazing recipe! Made half of the recipe and less cheese and it scales perfectly.
    Best recipe for cauliflower pizza I’ve tried and I’ve tried many so far.
    Greetings from Uruguay! Great blog

  6. Siobhan says

    Just made this as a pizza with chicken and pickled peppers on it. Excellent! Thanks. Smelled so great as the crust was baking too.

    • says

      I wouldn’t freeze the cauliflower “dough”. You can actually freeze the crust, already baked, and just thaw it out on the counter or microwave.

  7. Melissa says

    Do you let the cauliflower cool before you add the egg? I guess I am worried that it will start “cooking the egg”.

  8. K says

    I’m just curious if it’s absolutely necessary for all 4 cups of cheese? (More specifically, do I need the 2 cups in the cauliflower crust to keep it together?) It’s just a ton of saturated fat. Otherwise, I am so excited to try this recipe!

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