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 collie-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

4.8 from 8 reviews
Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
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?


Enter email to subscribe to Jo Cooks:


  1. leslie says

    To everyone saying it came out soggy- I have made cauliflower pizza crust and bread sticks many times, and the key to it having a crust-like texture is squeezing as much moisture as possible out of the riced cauliflower after its cooked. Let it sit a few minutes to cool down and then put it in a clean dish towel/linen and squeeze it over the sink to really dry it out. Then add your other ingredients. This really makes a huge difference.

  2. Twilson says

    Mine did not come out well..they were not cheesy…It seemed like the 10 minutes made the cauliflower shrivel away. I will try again. I want this to be right so badly

  3. jenny says

    I don’t have a food processor :( is there another method I could substitute? Would using a blender work? These look amazing!

  4. says

    My mouth is watering right now, this is such a delicious meal. :) What kind of cheese goes well with this recipe beside mozzarella? I’m very curious.

  5. Molli says

    I just made this and they not only look like bread-sticks, they TASTE like breadsticks! We dipped them in organic pizza sauce and ate the whole thing. They were very “batter-like” before baking and I was worried they wouldn’t be firm enough but they were. I think I would add a bit more than the 4 cups of cauliflower next time because after the 10 minutes in the microwave it really gets small. Next time will be tomorrow as these are fantastic!

  6. Anissa says

    The bottom of mine did not cook and I therefore was unable to lift it off parchment. It also was breaking apart when I tried to separate from parchment. Did I make it too thin? Flavor was good, but could not be held like a breadstick. Any suggestions?

  7. Jenn says

    I tried microwaving the cauliflower after sticking it in the food processor and it shrunk immensely and was even a little burnt? Is there something I’m not doing right? I did a new batch and cooked for less time and when I put the egg in, it was super thin. Any ideas/suggestions?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: