When I first went to taste cauliflower breadsticks I was like “No Way am I going to love these as much as traditional breadsticks!”. I was simply blown away by how great these tasted. Obviously a big part of that is the cheese but the cauliflower breadsticks seemed to have more depth of flavor and now I prefer them more than the real thing. Check out the video below to see how easy they are to make:
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When I tried Jo Cook’s Califlower Breadstick recipe for the first time, I was afraid that the mixture was too runny and nearly threw it out after I read similar recipes that required squeezing all the excess moisture out of the cauliflower before mixing in to the rest of the ingredients. But, I decided to have some faith and bake the dough anyway, and I was pleased that the end result was a cauliflower breadstick that held together, no cauliflower-squeezing required!
1 medium head of cauliflower (this will produce 4 cups of riced cauliflower)
2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp ground pepper
1 additional cup shredded mozzarella cheese for topping
1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
3. Cut the cauliflower into florets, discarding any large stem pieces. Place the florets into the bowl of a food processor (if you have a smaller food processor, do this in two batches so the cauliflower grinds evenly). Pulse until the cauliflower is chopped into small pieces that are about the same size as a grain of rice.
4. Place the 4 cups of riced cauliflower (reserving any leftovers for another recipe, such as cauliflower fried rice) in a large-sized microwavable bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
5. When the cauliflower is done, remove the plastic wrap and let cool. Add the eggs, 2 cups of mozzarella, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
6. Divide the mixture in half and shape into 2 circles on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove it from the oven and top with the remaining 1 cup of shredded mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edges are brown.
Serve with marinara sauce for dipping!