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Cauliflower Cheesy Bread

Nutrient-packed cauliflower forms the base of this low-calorie, gluten-free bread that's topped with cheesy goodness.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 (Makes 16 breadsticks)
Calories 51 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower about 2 pounds
  • 1 large egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I used reduced fat Cheddar Jack), divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning or mix of dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Marinara sauce for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Place them in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped and looks like rice.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower to a microwave-safe dish or bowl. Cover and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can steam the cauliflower in a steamer basket or bake it in the oven at 375 for 20 minutes.
  4. When the cauliflower is cool, transfer it to a bowl lined with a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Bring the ends of the cloth together and squeeze as much liquid out of the cauliflower as you can. I got about ½ cup liquid.
  5. Transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl and add the egg, Italian seasoning, ½ cup cheese, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mix to combine.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form the dough into a rectangle about 8 x 12 inches and ¼-inch thick.
  7. Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes until cooked. Remove the baking sheet and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup cheese over the top. Bake another 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  8. Cut cheesy bread into 16 breadsticks. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Cheesy Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 6.4mg8%
Calcium 170mg17%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.