Recipe: Cauliflower Bread Sticks

by Cate on September 4, 2013

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Cauliflower has always been one of those take-it-or-leave-it kind of vegetables for me. I love it roasted (both plain and this version). And I love when it’s smothered in cheese sauce. But outside of those two ways? I’m not really looking for it.

But as a way to eat something that is normally carb-heavy, but instead, make a mock version that’s not?

Well, that just might work too.

After all, it’s worked with this mock risotto. Good stuff.

And this cauliflower crust pizza. Also good stuff.

Ohhh. And I almost forgot about the cauliflower mashed potatoes.

So why not bread sticks, right?

Super simple to make. Very few ingredients. Low cauliflower taste and even lower on the guilt scale.

But it makes me think I’m kind of having carbs.

And it’s satisfying.

And filling.

And tasty.

Now that’s what I consider a win.

Does it taste exactly like bread sticks? No. Is it the next best thing to that indulgence? Quite possibly so.

I recently caught a glimpse of cauliflower tortillas. I am so on that.

Cauliflower Bread Sticks
Recipe courtesy of Sandy’s Kitchen Adventures

Ingredients:
1 cup raw grated cauliflower or 100 grams
1/4 cup egg substitute
1 cup shredded or 4 oz 2% light mozzarella, divided
Garlic salt and Italian seasonings, to taste

Marinara Sauce
1/2 cup Italian diced tomatoes – less than 5 g of carbs per serving

Directions:
Puree Italian diced tomatoes in a small chopper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350. Mix cauliflower, 1/4 cup egg substitute, and 3 oz or 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella together in a bowl until combined. Line a 9 x5 loaf pan with parchment and lightly spray with Pam. Pour mixture into pan about 1 -1/2 inch deep. (It is okay if the mixture does not cover the entire pan). Bake at 350 for 30 min or until set. Lift the edges of the parchment and place bread with parchment on to cookie sheet. Carefully use a spatula to lift the edges of the dough off the parchment and flip the dough. Bake for an additional 15 minutes at 450 degrees. Take out of oven and with a pizza cutter, slice strips through set dough. Separate slightly. Sprinkle with garlic salt, Italian seasonings and 1 oz or 1/4 cup 2%  reduced fat mozzarella or three cheese blend. Continue baking at 450 degrees for about 10 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve with marinara sauce.

*If you happen to be on Medifast, this counts as one lean and green meal.

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B September 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Looks interesting — how did you grate the cauliflower?

thanks.

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Cate September 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

I just used a regular box grater (biggest hole side).

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Joanne September 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

I am so amazed with all the things one can do with cauliflower to make it taste like bread! It’s crazy! And awesome.
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Alisha October 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

I just made these, and they are so tasty!
I added a little salt, pepper and garlic to the cauliflower mixture, and it was scrumptious!

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