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Cauliflower Breadsticks

These Cauliflower Breadsticks are extra cheesy and made with cauliflower instead of dough, yet they are just as delicious as the original!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Breadsticks
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 439kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 to 2 heads cauliflower about 3 pounds—enough to make 8 cups of riced cauliflower
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups Italian cheese mix
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425º. Prepare a sheet pan or cookie sheet with either a baking mat or parchment paper.
  • To prepare the cauliflower rice, cut the cauliflower into small chunks, place in a food processor, and pulse. Work small batches at a time until the total yield is 8 cups.
  • Place the cauliflower in a microwave safe dish, cover with a dish towel, and microwave for 9 to 10 minutes or until soft. Let it cool slightly, put it in either a cotton dish towel or cheesecloth, and squeeze out the excess liquid.
  • In a medium to large sized bowl, combine the cauliflower, Italian seasoning, dried basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir. Add the eggs, parmesan cheese, and Italian cheese. Combine well.
  • Turn out the cauliflower mixture onto the baking mat. Pat it into a rectangle, using a spatula to make the sides straight. It should be ¼ to ½ inch thick.
  • Bake at 425º for 18 to 20 minutes, or until it begins to turn golden. Sprinkle the bread sticks with mozzarella cheese, garlic salt, and parsley. Bake for 5 minutes longer. Let cool slightly, cut with a pizza cutter or knife, and serve with pasta or marinara sauce.

Notes

Tip: Frozen store-bought cauliflower rice can be used in this recipe. Steam as directed on the package or until softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 2175mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 573mg | Iron: 2mg