appetizers & snacks
October 4, 2013 posted by dre

cheesy garlic {cauliflower} bread sticks

cheesy garlic {cauliflower} bread sticks.

what’s up now papa john’s?!?


i first saw this concept on pinterest.  carb loving awesomeness.

however, i have had way too many cauliflower crust epic fails to follow any ole recipe, so i took the inspiration and dug down into the ‘delicious by dre’ archives for this recipe.  why is my recipe so much better, you may ask??
easy.  nutritional yeast and coconut flour.

say what!?!

nutritional yeast is a gluten-free, dairy-free seasoning that gives the most incredible cheesy flavor with out adding cheese!  whenever i use this in recipes i always get people asking what nutritional yeast is and if it’s okay to leave this out… while it won’t change the texture of the recipe, it’s packed with flavor people!!  i promise you don’t wanna skip it.
then we have coconut flour.  the incredible moisture-sucker-upper!

cheesy garlic cauliflower bread sticks

you can dip these in marinara, ranch, your mouth, whatever you’d like…

just don’t leave out the nutritional yeast! :)

cheesy garlic cauliflower bread sticks

cheesy garlic {cauliflower} bread sticks

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Calories per serving: 111 calories, 2.5 carbs

Fat per serving: 6g fat, 9g protein

cheesy garlic {cauliflower} bread sticks


  • 1 cup cooked cauli-rice (just learned how to use the "shredding" feature on my food processor...ahhh-mazing!! double shred for the best results!) ~about 2 cups raw.
  • 1 cup cheese (i used a 6-cheese italian blend of mozzarella, parmesan, romano...) save 1/2 cup as topping.
  • 2 tbsp organic raw coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp bragg's nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp organic milled flax seed
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 c egg whites (mix above ingredients first, then add in egg whites)


  1. preheat oven to 450 and line baking sheet w/ silpat or parchment paper.
  2. i microwave the cauli rice for about 2-3 min, then once the cauli-rice cools down enough to handle it, place it directly on a dish towel or cheesecloth...wrap it up and squeeze every last bit of water you can out of it! (this ensures you don't have a soggy crust!)
  3. mix the cauliflower with the rest of the dry ingredients (saving 1/2 cup of cheese for topping)
  4. then add the egg whites to bind everything together into a doughy texture.
  5. spread it out on your baking sheet, mine fit perfect spread out on a little 9x6 (ish) silpat.
  6. spread out evenly about 1/4-1/2 inch thick
  7. bake for 12-15 min. remove from oven and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes or so...until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. cut into strips using a pizza cutter and serve with marinara or other dipping sauce.

love cauliflower crust?? try this…

chicago style cauliflower crust pizza

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  • On the cauli-rice link it didn’t say how long to cook it…I guess ill assume just until tender?

    • yes, the link didn’t say exactly how long, so in step 2 i noted how long I cooked mine…about 2-3 min. :)

  • I was wondering… Can this pizza crust be frozen?

    • Hmmm…I’ve never tried to freeze the crust before… but I almost always freeze the cauli-rice and use that as a quick way to make fresh crust! You could always try freezing it tho!

  • This looks great I love cauliflower.
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    • Thanks Stacy! Me tooo!!! This recipe doesn’t taste anything like cauliflower… which is another reason why cauliflower is so great! The possibilities are endless! :)

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