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Low-Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks (Keto Recipe)

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In my continual quest to reduce carbs in my diet, such as eliminating bread and pasta, I’ve been on the lookout for innovative ways to enjoy my favorite foods without the guilt. That’s why I’m excited to share this delightful keto-friendly recipe for low-carb cheesy cauliflower breadsticks!

This clever twist on traditional breadsticks swaps out the usual flour-based dough for a delicious and nutritious cauliflower base, making it a perfect option for those following a low-carb or keto diet. Packed with cheesy goodness and a touch of aromatic herbs, these breadsticks are not only healthy but are sure to amaze with their satisfying texture and flavor.

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Skipping the Dough: One of the biggest advantages of this recipe is that it allows you to skip traditional dough, which is high in carbs and often leaves you feeling sluggish. By using cauliflower instead, you not only reduce your carb intake but also increase your vegetable intake, making it a smarter choice for maintaining energy and supporting a healthier lifestyle.
  • Healthy Snack Option: These cauliflower breadsticks are a much healthier alternative to the usual snacks like chips or store-bought breadsticks, which are typically loaded with unhealthy fats and additives. Packed with the nutritional benefits of cauliflower and the protein-rich goodness of cheese, these breadsticks offer a satisfying crunch and flavor without the extra calories and unhealthy fats.
  • Kid-Friendly Meal: It’s not always easy to get kids to enjoy their veggies, but these cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are a game changer. They’re fun to eat and delicious, making them a hit with children. This recipe is a fantastic way to introduce a healthy meal that kids will actually look forward to eating, turning snack time into a fun, enjoyable experience for the whole family.
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Recipe Variations

  • Add Pepperoni on Top: For a bit of a spicy kick and some added protein, try topping your cauliflower breadsticks with slices of pepperoni before baking. This will give them a pizza-like flavor.
  • Add Slices of Pepper and Onions on Top: To enhance the flavor and add a burst of color, consider adding thin slices of bell peppers and onions on top of your breadsticks before baking.
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Low-Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

Author: Laura Bais
Have you ever heard of cheesy cauliflower breadsticks? This dish combines the mild, nutty flavor of cauliflower with the rich, melty goodness of cheese, creating a delicious and irresistible combination. It's a perfect appetizer or side dish that's easy to prepare and sure to please a crowd, appealing even to those who usually shy away from vegetables.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people
Calories 351.2 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.1 lbs cauliflower
  • 1.4 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 4.4 oz mozzarella
  • 2.5 oz Gouda cheese
  • 1 green onion

Instructions
 

  • Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor or similar chopper until it is finely chopped. Spread it out on a piece of parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes at 425°F.
  • Allow it to cool slightly, then transfer it to a cloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Mix the drained, baked cauliflower with Parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic, and spices. Then, spread it out on parchment paper into a rectangle shape. Press down firmly (wet hands help).
  • Bake this cauliflower base for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  • Grate the cheeses over the cauliflower and return to the oven. Bake at 425°F for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chopped green onions, chives, or parsley on top. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 351.2kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 27gFat: 22.5gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 177.9mgSodium: 1534.2mgPotassium: 645.1mgFiber: 3.9gSugar: 4.5gVitamin A: 729.7IUVitamin C: 81.6mgCalcium: 607.4mgIron: 2.1mg
Keyword cauliflower recipe, cheesy cauliflower, keto recipe, low carb

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