These cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are a perfect low-carb recipe for a cheesy appetizer that everyone will love.
Bonus, with only 4 grams of net carbs per serving, these cauliflower garlic breadsticks are also low-carb and keto-friendly.
What Are Cauliflower Breadsticks?
Cauliflower breadsticks are low-carb breadsticks made of a low-carb vegetable, cauliflower combined with shredded mozzarella cheese and eggs.
It’s a keto-friendly recipe delicious as a low-carb side dish or appetizers that mimic authentic garlic breadstick texture, but it’s gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-approved.
How To Make Cauliflower Breadsticks
It’s super easy to make cauliflower breadsticks and very similar to my cauliflower pizza crust recipe.
All you need to make cauliflower breadsticks are:
- Cauliflower rice – you can use frozen cauliflower rice or make your own keto rice from a head of cauliflower. To make cauliflower rice, trim the cauliflower feet, and cut them into small florets. Then, process in small batches, and process 2 cups of florets into your food processor and pulse until it comes into a rice-like texture.
- Mozzarella cheese – part-skim mozzarella, you can also use low-fat shredded mozzarella to decrease saturated fat, but don’t use soft buffalo mozzarella! It’s too wet, and the dough won’t form up with it. Mozzarella is a great keto-friendly cheese.
- Eggs – a combination of egg and egg white provide the best texture.
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic powder
Cooking The Cauliflower Rice
First, cook the cauliflower rice in a microwave or oven. Choose your favorite option.
Place the cauliflower rice into a large bowl, film with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes, until cauliflower is soft.
Read my Steamed Cauliflower Recipe for more tips.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly oil a large baking dish.
Lay the cauliflower rice onto the dish and bake it for 15 minutes.
Cool the cooked riced cauliflower down for at least 10 minutes.
During this time, the cauliflower steam out the water trapped in the vegetable.
If you have microwaved the cauliflower rice, don’t forget to peel off the plastic wrap from the bowl to let the steam out.
Place the cooked cauliflower rice in the center of a clean kitchen towel, gather the 4 corners, and twist the towel to encase the cauliflower.
Then, squeeze as hard as you can to release and extract all the water from the vegetable.
Place the cooked, drained cauliflower rice onto a large mixing bowl.
Stir in egg white, egg, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Stir until it forms a slightly wet dough.
Spread the cauliflower mixture onto a 9-inch x 13-inch baking tray covered with oiled parchment paper. Spread into an 8-inch square or rectangle.
Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 400°F (200°C).
After that time, remove the tray from the oven, slide a spatula under the breadstick and flip it over.
Sprinkle an extra 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese or a combo of parmesan cheese and mozzarella.
Return to the oven until cheese is melted – about 5 -8 minutes.
If you want to use this recipe as a pizza base, you can also spread some keto pizza sauce or marinara sauce before adding the extra cheese.
Serving Cauliflower Breadsticks
These are delicious dipped into my sugar-free ketchup recipe or marinara sauce.
You can also top the cooked breadsticks with a drizzle of garlic-infused olive oil and fresh rosemary.
You can store this recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Rewarm them in an oven preheated at 350°F (180°C) onto a tray covered with parchment paper until the breadsticks are hot and crispy on the sides.
You can also freeze this recipe and place the frozen breadsticks in the oven to rewarm immediately.
You don’t need to thaw the recipe overnight, which is very convenient.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not all commercial brands of cauliflower breadsticks are gluten-free. Many of them are made with breadcrumbs that contain gluten.
This recipe has only 4.4 grams of carbs per serving.
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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks
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