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cheesy cauliflower breadsticks served with spicy marinara sauce
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5 from 7 votes

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Transform cauliflower into sensational cheesy cauliflower breadsticks made of cauliflower crust. It’s low-carb, gluten-free and healthier alternative to regular breadsticks. Best served with spicy marinara sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 422kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower a large head about 3 lbs
  • 4 Eggs
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pepper adjust to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oregano or mixed Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese grated - optional

For Topping –

  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoon cheddar cheese – optional
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

To Serve -

Instructions

Cauliflower Rice –

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Rinse cauliflower, remove outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine.

Cook Cauliflower Rice -

  • First in microwave safe bowl, cook cauliflower rice for 10 minutes. Let it cool.
  • If you don’t have microwave, cook cauliflower rice on stove top on very low heat for few minutes, ensuring you do not brown cauliflower rice.

Wring Out Liquids -

  • I highly recommend you to wring out all the liquids out by placing cooled riced cauliflower in kitchen towel, squeeze and twist all the liquids out.

Cauliflower Breadstick Dough –

  • To dry cauliflower mix, add minced garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, eggs and cheese (2 cups mozzarella and ½ cup cheddar). Mix until everything comes together.

Prepping Baking Tray –

  • Line up baking tray with parchment paper(not butter paper). And to be sure that cauliflower breadsticks don’t stick, spray parchment paper with cooking oil.

Shape and Bake –

  • Separate the mixture into equal portion depending on how big or how small breadsticks(or cauliflower pizza base) you prefer to make. Form a rectangle of approximately 9” x 7” using hands. Press down the dough to form even level rectangular shape and using a rubber spatula straight the edges.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven at 450 F for about 18 to 25 minutes or until you begin to see golden brown top on cauliflower breadsticks.
  • Remove from oven once it begins to brown. Then sprinkle some more mozzarella and cheddar(if you prefer). Sprinkle some oregano as well. Place it back in oven and bake for another 5 minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Note – You can broil once cheese melts for 5 minutes to get golden brown top.
  • Slice it up into rectangle sticks and serve immediately with marinara sauce for best experience.
  • You can also freeze the breadsticks tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month. Thaw on a counter or in a microwave.

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Notes

  • If you don’t have microwave, cook cauliflower rice on stove top on very low heat for few minutes, ensuring you do not brown cauliflower rice.
  • I highly recommend you wring out all the liquids out by placing microwave and cooled riced cauliflower in kitchen towel, squeeze and twist all the liquids out. Any liquid left will make shaping of breadsticks extremely hard.
  • You can also freeze the breadsticks tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month. Thaw on a counter or in a microwave.
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 56.5mg | Calcium: 662mg | Iron: 2.7mg