InspirationKeyingredient cauliflower cheese sticks
Since we were serving four adults, I made a larger batch. I started with most of the head of cauliflower, but there was so little left that I figured I'd just use the whole thing.
I made homemade marinara sauce since I only had a jar of meat spaghetti sauce and I didn't think that would be right. It was quick to pull together, a can of tomato sauce, salt & pepper, fresh oregano (had it for another recipe), garlic powder, onion powder, and maybe some fresh parsley.
|Running cauliflower through the food processor.|
- 1 head of cauliflower, “riced”
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup egg substitute or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp. dried Italian herb seasoning, divided
- marinara sauce for dipping
DirectionsTo “rice” the cauliflower, I used my food processor. I had the 'shred' disc in with the chute so after being processed went in the bowl.
I microwaved the riced cauliflower until softened, about 5 minutes (no need to add any water).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.
When your cauliflower is softened, add the garlic, lightly beaten egg, Italian seasonings, and 3/4 of the mozzarella. Stir and mix well, then spread onto your prepared pan. I wasn't sure how thick this was supposed to be spread, I aimed for about 1/4 inch or so.
|"Riced" cauliflower mixed with egg, cheese|
Cool (until they harden slightly) and cut into pieces and serve hot or warm. Heat up marinara sauce and serve.
|Flipped mixture. This took two people to accomplish this!|
VerdictThis recipe seemed untested and not well written since it felt like some of the details were missing (like how thin to spread the mixture) but I can deal with that, so I winged it.
|Lightly golden brown.|
The next night we reheated the leftovers in the microwave and remembered the marinara, which really made the dish. I thought it was great! I had a class and couldn't stay for a full dinner so I only got a small amount, but apparently Sonny D loved it and between him and Husband Jeff, they ate all the rest of it. It seemed more like a thin breadstick than actual chewy bready-goodness, but still really neat.
If I were to base this only on my first meal of this without the marinara, I wouldn't recommend this recipe. But once I had it with marinara, I would definitely make this recipe again. I liked how it was healthy, didn't use a lot of cheese, but had a lot of flavor.