I saw someone reference a recipe for cauliflower breadsticks, and I decided to make them recently. I have nothing against bread, but thought these looked like a healthy alternative to try. The recipe I used was adapted from Just a Pinch recipes (http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/appetizer/vegetable-appetizer/cauliflower-breadsticks.html)
1 large head of cauliflower
Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic & onion powder
4-6 ounces shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
Chop the cauliflower into pieces and microwave it for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Put the cauliflower into a food processer and chop it until it’s a mashed potato-like texture (I had to do this in about 4 batches with my Mini Prep). In a large bowl, stir together the cauliflower, eggs, cheese, and seasonings (I think this would probably work with only 1 egg instead of 2). I put about ½ the package of an 8 ounce cheese package in. The original recipe called for garlic cloves, but I was out so used garlic powder.
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place the cauliflower mixture onto the tray and shape into a rectangle. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the top and edges start to brown. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then add about ½ of the remaining shredded cheese on top (as well as some grated cheese if you’d like), and a little more Italian seasoning. Bake for another 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Cut into “breadsticks,” and serve with warm tomato sauce of your choice. The reason I called this recipe “breadsticks/pizza” is that when my husband and I had leftovers, we heated the remaining cauliflower pieces in the oven with the sauce right on top of them, and added goat cheese and sliced tomato- this made me think that I would shape the cauliflower into a pizza pie the next time.
The cauliflower “dough” right out of the oven: