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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

12 servings

These grain-free, cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are made with vegetables instead of flour. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.—Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Marinara sauce, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Process cauliflower in batches in a food processor until finely ground. Microwave, covered, in a microwave-safe bowl on high until tender, about 8 minutes. When cauliflower is cool enough to handle, wrap in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze dry. Return to bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix cheeses together. Stir half of cheese mixture into cauliflower, reserving remainder. Combine next 6 ingredients; stir into cauliflower.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment, shape cauliflower mixture into an 11x9-in. rectangle. Bake until edges are golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Top with reserved cheese; bake until melted and bubbly, 10-12 minutes. Cut into 12 breadsticks. If desired, serve with marinara sauce.

Test Kitchen tips
  • As long as you line your pan with parchment, these breadsticks can be made in any shape you like. A round pizza pan works nicely as well.
  • Customize to your heart's desire by adding toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms and olives before baking.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 breadstick: 66 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.