Cauliflower Cheese Bread w/ Marinara Dipping Sauce { Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Grain Free } | Get the recipe @thespicyrd
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Cauliflower Cheesy Bread

Kids and adults alike will love these ooey-gooey gluten-free "bread" sticks made with antioxidant packed cauliflower and calcium + protein rich cheese. Serve with marinara sauce for the ultimate healthy snack or meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Gluten Free, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 breadsticks
Calories: 26kcal
Author: EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist


  • 1 head cauliflower* about 2 pounds
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese divided use
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Veggie-Packed Tomato Sauce (recipe in the Natural Baby Food Cookbook or your favorite marinara sauce for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the outer leaves form the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Place the florets in the blow of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped (it should look like rice).
  • 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 degrees F fr 20 minutes.
  • 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. Transfer the cauliflower to a mixing bowl and add the eggs,1/2 cup cheese, Italian seasoning, salt , and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form the dough into a rectangle about 8 x 12 inches and 1/4-inch thick. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked. Remove the baking sheet and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the top. Bake for another 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Cut into 16 breadsticks. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.


*For a super quick version of this Cauliflower Cheesy Bread, use pre-chopped cauliflower rice in a bag. You can find it in the fresh or frozen section of many grocery stores. Simply pour into a microwave-safe bowl, microwave according to instructions, and proceed with the rest of the recipe.


Serving: 1breadstick | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.8g