Monday, 28 September 2015

Cheesy Cauliflower Sticks


I have to say, I had my doubts about these.  Cauliflower pizza crust is a thing, I know, and as much as I love to health-ify the foods we eat at home, pizza is off limits.  There's no replacing that chewy, doughy crust.


Cheesy bread sticks, however, are fair game.  So I set out to recreate the popular cheesy snack, with cauliflower.  And it was a sneaky veggie snack success.  The crust couldn't pass itself as a pizza crust, it's not 'bready' enough.  Instead it's dense, tasty, and cheesy.  It held together fairly well, it wasn't overly soggy, and most importantly - it didn't taste like cauliflower.


I will definitely be making these again.


Cheesy Cauliflower Sticks

Ingredients

2 cups riced cauliflower, approx. 1/2 of a large head of cauliflower
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups mozzarella or marble cheese, or a combination of the two
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cover baking pan with parchment paper.  Process cauliflower florets (not the stalks) in food processor by pulsing until it looks like rice.  Cook cauliflower in a microwave safe container for 2 minutes on high, it should still be fairly dry.  If you find there is too much moisture in the cauliflower, sit in a wire mesh strainer while allowing it to cool.

Combine cooled cauliflower in a large bowl with one cup of the cheese and all of the remaining ingredients except parmesan cheese.  Spread mixture onto prepared pan, shaping into rectangle.

Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.  Once baked, sprinkle with remaining cheese and parmesan cheese, and return to oven for 5 more minutes.  Slice and eat.

Best served warm!






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20 comments:

  1. Hey Jenn,
    You cauliflower sticks looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make it.

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  2. I was hesitant about subbing in cauliflower into things like pizza crust too! But these look yummy!

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  3. Hi Jenn,
    This looks absolutely delicious with all that cheese. I have considered trying the cauliflower crust but wasn't too sure of it and I don't know if my husband would eat it.. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted.

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  4. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop watch for your feature tomorrow! xo

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  5. These look great, but then they are smothered in cheese! Thanks for joining us on Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday!
    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  6. I've fancied a cauliflower pizza crust either but your cheesy sticks look delicious, a great idea. Thanks for sharing:-)

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  7. Oops, meant to put ' never fancied a cauliflower crust' !

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  8. You have my mouth watering for a second time! I love cauliflower but getting the fam to eat it is tricky. I am putting these on my list! Thanks for sharing with #foodpornthursdays.

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  9. I make this only with zucchini! I have never tried the cauliflower but after this recipe I might have to! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you tonight for this week's party!

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  10. These are a great little snack and something even the kids would eat! They look super yummy.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  11. I love cauliflower and am looking forward to trying this. :-)

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  12. What a great idea! Would you mind if I posted this on my blog as it fits well with the Clean Eating. You can email me at sue@sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au to discuss. Thanks for sharing at #AnythingGoes and talk soon.

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  13. Your Cheesy Cauliflower Sticks will be fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  14. Yum, these look so good! I've never cooked with cauliflower before and have been wanting to give it a try and I know what my first recipe will be! Can't wait to give this a go! Thanks for sharing with us at #ThrowbackThursday and hope to see you again this week!

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  15. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again Sunday night!

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  16. Yum! These cauliflower sticks do look good. And all that cheese! :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

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  17. Love that quote! I only like to eat educated vegetables:) This is great option for going gluten free but still wanted to eat cheesy bread! Thanks fro sharing with Saucy Saturdays!

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  18. I love cauliflower and this look great! Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don't forget to Comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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