Looking to enjoy that cheesy goodness that comes from grilled cheese with a lower carb option? Then this Cauliflower Toast Grilled Cheese is for you!
A little history on me and grilled cheese. As a kid, I asked for this every.single.birthday. Yep, I’m not lying! I remember every year my mom would ask me what I wanted, and my answer was always, “grilled cheese”.
Hence, it was a matter of time until I created my own lower carb option!
How to Make this Recipe
Start by preparing the cauliflower toasts as noted below.
Then cover with cheese and marinara sauce and place back in the oven.
Viola! That’s it! Pull out and enjoy with a side salad of your choice!
Recipes to Serve as a Side
These salads are the perfect sides to enjoy with this Cauliflower Toast Grilled Cheese!
Cauliflower Toast Grilled Cheese
- 1 head of cauliflower chopped leaves and steams removed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- dash sea salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Romano cheese blend
- 1 cup of part skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs I used gluten free
- 2/3 cup marinara sauce
- Preheat oven to 450*F. Line a large baking sheet and spray liberally with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a food processor, pulse cauliflower florets in small batches until a rice consistency is achieved. Remove rice like cauliflower from food processor in small batches one at a time and place on the baking sheet. Heat for 10-15 minutes to remove excess moisture.
- Keep oven on but remove baking sheet and let cool.
- In a large bowl, combine garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, salt, eggs, Parmesan Romano cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, and bread crumbs. Mix together.
- Once cauliflower has cooled, add this to the bowl and mix well.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and respray with nonstick oil, liberally.
- Portion mixture into 5 toast like squares on the baking sheet.
- Bake at 450*F for 15 minutes. Remove and flip, baking for an additional 12 minutes.
- Remove tray from oven, place 2 spoonfuls of marinara sauce on each toast and sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over the top.
- Place back in oven for an additional 3-5 minutes to melt cheese.
- Remove once melted and let cool a few minutes.
- Enjoy and top with some fresh basil!
Recipe inspired from Joy Food to Junk Food!
Nutrition Per Serving
Happy Cooking, friends!