Here is a healthy and guilt-free way to eat one of your favorites, Italian Breadsticks with marinara dipping sauce. Cauliflower is so versatile, and can make so many treats guiltless. Have fun with your friends and family, get together and give this recipe a try.
1 medium head cauliflower
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided in half
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt
Wash and clean the cauliflower and cut it into chunks. Make sure you remove the core. Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse it until it’s a “rice” consistency.
In a large saucepan, heat one inch of water until it boils. Add in the cauliflower, cover with a lid, and allow it to steam for 4-5 minutes. Watch it close so that it doesn’t boil over.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Use a fine mesh strainer to drain the cauliflower. Allow it to cool for a few minutes, then place the cauliflower in a clean dish towel and squeeze as hard as you can to remove any excess water.
Once the cauliflower rice is drained really well, place it into a large bowl, add half of the mozzarella cheese, egg slightly beaten, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic salt and stir the mixture well.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it lightly with cooking spray. Spoon the cauliflower mixture onto the pan and use your hands to form it into a 8 1/2 x 11 inch rectangle.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and firm.
Remove the crust from the oven and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 7-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Cut into “breadsticks” and serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping. Makes about 10 breadsticks. If your crowd is bigger then just double the recipe.
Kelli Bennett 💻