My Cauliflower Pizza Crust has become one of my favorite recipes. It’s light and healthy, while still being flavorful and absolutely delicious. Lately, I’ve been making variations of the pizza crust into snacks like my popular Skinny Cauliflower Tots. Today’s cheesy garlic cauliflower “breadsticks” turns the pizza crust into tasty dippable bites. I love these breadsticks so much that I even made a another step-by-step video!
Since this is my second video, I expected it to go smoother than the first one. I learned a lot making the first one, but things still didn’t quite go as planned. I’ve made cauliflower pizza so many times that I can do it in my sleep. Apparently, I just can’t do it with a camera recording.
Instead of blending raw cauliflower, I mindlessly cooked the cauliflower first (which is the first step in my Cauliflower Tots recipe). What happens when you place cooked cauliflower into a blender? It turns into a purée. Oops.
Since I had everything set up in the kitchen, I ran out to the store to buy more cauliflower. I’m sure the cashier thought I was nuts just buying two heads of cauliflower and nothing else.
Once I got back home, things started to go smoothly again. I blended the cauliflower until it became the consistency of wet sand, then proceeded with the recipe.
Even with my little store outing, this video took about half the time to make compared to my first one. Not too bad!
Making a video for these little cauliflower breadsticks was definitely worth it though. They are just so good! However, I feel like I need to include a disclaimer. Although they are called breadsticks, they really don’t have many similarities to real breadsticks other than their shape. I honestly just didn’t know what else to call them!
Cauliflower Cheesesticks Cauliflower Squares Cauliflower Deliciousness
Honestly, it was between breadsticks and cheesesticks. However, since the cauliflower replaces the dough in the pizza, I thought it was appropriate to say that it replaces the bread in these breadsticks. Just go with me on this. I’m still not sure I picked the right one, but I know you guys still get the idea.
If you want to make a cauliflower pizza instead, just top the baked crust with a little sauce before adding the toppings.
- 1 head Cauliflower (2 cups shredded)
- ⅓ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
- ⅓ cup Mozzarella Cheese, grated
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp basil
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp garlic, grated
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ½ cup Mozzarella
- ¼ cup Parmesan
- garnish with chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place the florets from a head of cauliflower into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower resembles wet sand. Pour the cauliflower into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 4 minutes. Remove from microwave and pour onto a clean kitchen towel to cool (Use caution, it will be hot).
- Once the cauliflower is cool enough to handle, twist the kitchen towel around the cauliflower and wring out as much water as possible. It is very important that as much water is removed as possible.
- Place the cauliflower into a mixing bowl. Stir in the parmesan, mozzarella, almond flour, salt, basil, oregano, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Add the egg and stir until just incorporated.
- Pour the mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper and press it out into a circle. The dough should be about ¼ inch thick. Place dough and parchment paper onto a hot pizza stone or baking sheet, then bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, until it starts to turn a golden brown. Remove from oven.
- Add the ½ cup Mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and bake for an additional 5 to 6 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before cutting and serving.
- Serve with a side of marinara sauce.