Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

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Um, I’m about to be your favorite person ever!  HEALTHY GRILLED CHEESE!!!

I made this “grilled” cheese sandwich by making a cauliflower crust, and then did everything in the oven.  You know what that means?  OH MY GOSH, SOOOOO MUCH!  For starters, anyone that is gluten free — you can enjoy grilled cheese again!!!  Second, oh my gosh, this is delicious!  You will not know that the crust/bread is cauliflower and not regular bread!  Need more?  Ummm…cauliflower means major health benefits!

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Seriously, healthy grilled cheese!!!  Of course, I may have overindulged a bit in terms of how much cheese I put on there (don’t judge me), but in general, these grilled cheese sandwiches are super good for you! Let’s get to the recipe!

CAULIFLOWER CRUST GRILLED CHEESE

Ingredients: (makes 1 sandwich)

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1.5 ounces soft goat cheese (if you don’t like goat cheese, you can use 1/4 cup parmesan cheese instead here)
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of each of the following: garlic granules, dried oregano, dried basil, dried parsley, sea salt
  • slices of cheese (enough to cover one of the slices of “bread” you make – I used Goat’s milk cheddar)

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 450 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cauliflower florets in the bed of a food processor, and process on high until the cauliflower has a rice-like consistency.

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2.) Transfer the cauliflower rice to a sauce pan, and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.

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3.) Once the cauliflower has cooled, wrap in a thin dishtowel, or cheese cloth, and wring out as much moisture as humanely possible (the more moisture you can get out, the better the “bread” will turn out).

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4.) Place the wrung out cauliflower in a small bowl along with all the other ingredients (except the cheese slices).  Stir to combine completely.

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5.) Split the mixture in half, and place each half on the prepared baking sheet.  Use your hands to shape each half into a square, or slice of bread shape. Bake in the oven for 15-17 minutes, at 450 degrees, until the bread is slightly browned and cooked through.

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6.) Remove from the oven and place the cheese slices on one of the pieces of bread.  Use a spatula to gently flip the other piece of bread on top of the the one with the cheese slices.

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7.) Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes until the cheese is all melted and gooey and amazing.

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8.) Use a spatula to transfer to a plate to serve.

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LOVE THIS STUFF!  Enjoy! 🙂

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