To-die-for mock breadsticks made with cauliflower that are low in calories, carbs and fat. No fail results as I take the guess work out of the recipe with step-by-step photo instructions.


Phenomenal low carb alternative to traditional cheesy breadsticks. These cauliflower breadsticks are full of flavour, cheesy and easy. Yes, this recipe is foolproof! Just like my so popular Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe (the amount of re-pins is insane => thank you!). The breadsticks recipe is even easier and lighter, as I ditched the cheesecloth and made a few tricks with the ingredients.

And you can pick them up by hand. I know you you are wondering about that. The answer is YES!


I made 2 batches of cauliflower breadsticks in a row, just to make sure it works. If you have attempted a cauliflower pizza or breadsticks recipe before without any luck, this recipe will change the situation. There must have been a reason why it didn’t work. That’s why I spent 2 days developing, testing, photographing and writing this post. To show you how easy it is to make these delicious “breadsticks”.


So, let’s begin. You start with a large head of cauliflower, 7″ – 8″ wide. If you are serving 2 or more people, I recommend do double the recipe. These breadsticks are so good and guilt free, they disappear fast. Chop the cauliflower and process in a food processor until “rice” texture. Do not make a cauliflower mash. Alternatively, if you do not own a food processor, you could chop it really fine or even grate using simple boxed grater.


Place cauliflower in any oven proof baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees F. I used Pyrex glass pie dish. Alternatively, you could microwave or steam it. The idea is to cook the cauliflower, so it releases the moisture and we squeeze it out.


Line a bowl with a linen kitchen/tea towel. I used cheap tea towels from a Dollar store, similar to these ones. They are called something like glass tea towels and are kind of linen mesh. Much better than cheesecloth as they do not rip and are widely available. You probably have some on hand. You can also wash and reuse them. Bingo!


Then you grab the towel by the corners, holding with one hand just below the corners, and start squeezing the liquid out with another hand. The process will take about 3 – 5 minutes and you should squeeze about 1 cup of liquid. Use a measuring cup as a point of reference. If the liquid is hot, let the cauliflower mash cool down a bit and proceed again.

Just showing you that the kitchen towel works.


Here you can see, from right to left: cauliflower “ball” before squeezing, after squeezing and liquid squeezed out.


Open the towel and voila: you got yourself some pretty dry cauliflower. Add seasonings to it as per the recipe. I used egg whites instead of an egg and it worked! Any cheese works. Full or low fat, Mozzarella or Tex Mex or even Parmesan. Use grated or shredded cheese and when measuring do not pack.


After you make the “dough”, transfer it onto any baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The “dough” won’t be sticky and that’s OK. Egg whites and cheese will act as a binder during the baking process.

No need to spray the parchment paper with cooking spray either. The breadsticks won’t stick. More than that, the parchment paper underneath the breadsticks will be moist after baking. And that’s OK too. It doesn’t mean the breadsticks will fall apart. No. The moisture releases during the baking process therefore no need for cooking spray. I was asked before if pizza stone would work and I don’t know as I don’t own one. No idea how to use it.

Form a rectangle, using your hands, approximately 9″ x 7″ in size and 1/4″ thick. Press the “dough” a bit to make it stay together and use spatula to make the edges straight. Do not worry, the egg whites and cheese will bind everything together during the baking process. It won’t fall apart.


And bake. All ovens vary. I own simple electric oven and it took the breadsticks 18 minutes. Just watch it => when you see the “dough” becoming golden brown on top, it’s time to take it out. Then you top the breadsticks with cheese and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese melts and broil for nice golden brown crust.


Remove the breadsticks from the oven and transfer to a cutting board, holding by the ends of parchment paper. Let the breadsticks cool down for 5 minutes before cutting, if you can. I waited with the first batch and the breadsticks were easy to cut. With the second one I didn’t and it was a bit of a mess. Use serrated/bread knife to cut into 12 breadsticks.


How you serve these guys is totally up to you. I’m just going to give you a few ideas. Serve with warm marinara sauce. Any clean/healthy/organic store bought marinara sauce like Dave’s Gourmet works. Or you can make your own and that’s what I did. My mom makes this homemade Ukrainian kind of salsa. So I combined it with some tomato paste, dried thyme and oregano. Just use what you have. No need to spend money.


Another idea is to make these cauliflower breadsticks even lighter in fat by skipping the cheese topping. And that’s what I did with my second batch. Below I have included 2 nutritional infos:

1. Breadsticks without the cheese topping

2. Full on with cheese.

Pick yourself.


These cauliflower breadsticks turned out delicious!!! Full of flavour and cheesy. They hit the spot and satisfy the craving without wrecking your daily macros/nutrition. That’s if you care about that. I do as I want to see my abs this summer. I’m obsessed! You can have 5 – 6 of these and still have consumed very little calories, fat and carbs. Perfect healthy alternative for binge eating weekend get-togethers with friends.:) The only difference is you stay on track and bring your friends here to try your recipe.:) Enjoy!


Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower Breadsticks


  • 1 head cauliflower, large (7" - 8" wide)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup (for topping) Mozzarella/Tex Mex cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rinse cauliflower, remove outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until "rice" texture. Some coarse chunks are fine.
  2. Place in an oven proof baking dish (I used Pyrex pie dish) and bake for 20 mins. Remove cooked cauliflower from the oven and transfer to a bowl lined with a tea/linen towel (I used glass tea towel from a Dollar store, similar to this one). Let the cauliflower cool down a bit until it is safe to touch, about 15 minutes.
  3. Fold the towel holding by the ends and squeeze the liquid out of the cauliflower "ball" as hard as you can. Be patient and do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out. I squeezed out 1 cup of liquid. Second photo, from right to left: before squeezing, after squeezing, liquid squeezed out.
  4. Increase oven T to 450 degrees F. Transfer cauliflower to a mixing bowl along with egg whites, 1/2 cup cheese, herb seasoning, black pepper, pinch of salt and mix to combine.
  5. Transfer cauliflower mixture onto the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten with your hands into a rectangle, approximately 9" x 7" size and 1/4" thick.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes, remove from the oven and top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes and then broil until cheese turns golden brown. Cut into 12 breadsticks and serve hot with warm marinara sauce, if desired. P.S. For a lighter version, do not top with cheese.
  7. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 2 days. You can also freeze the breadsticks tightly wrapped in plastic, for up to 1 month. Thaw on a counter or in a microwave.

Nutritional Info (no cheese topping)

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving = 1 breadstick:
Calories: 33.3
Total Fat: 0.9 g
Cholesterol: 2.5 mg
Sodium: 48.4 mg
Total Carbs: 3.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
Protein: 3.1 g
WW Points+: 1

Nutritional Info (with cheese)

Servings Per Recipe: 12

Amount Per Serving = 1 breadstick:
Calories: 53.0
Total Fat: 2.2 g
Cholesterol: 6.2 mg
Sodium: 107.6 mg
Total Carbs: 3.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
Protein: 4.9 g
WW Points+: 1

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175 Responses to “Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe”

  1. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Fabulous idea, Olena! Thanks for the tip about the ‘cheesecloth’ too. I always wondered where to get that from! It’s getting close to lunchtime where I am and these pictures made me very hungry!

    • Olena

      I’m very happy to discover kitchen towel as well. Saves time and money. Let me know how you like these if you make them.

      • Della

        Loved them! Made them tonight. I’m on the Ideal Protein diet so I substituted the cheese for Go Veggie brand cheese and even the neighbor was impressed! Did stick to the paper. Next time I will oil more.

      • Nathan Flowers

        Olena…this recipe is amazing!! I wish I had found it much sooner. Thank you for doing the research on best way to make. It is a fool proof recipe as you stated. I am a pizza officinado, and my partner said it was as good as any pizza we have ever paid for. The crust to me tasted so good. I didn’t detect that slightest taste of cauliflower at all. Thank you sooooo much!!

  2. Isadora

    My husband is obsessed with cheesy bread sticks, but I am trying to get him to eat healthier. I’m very curious to give these a try and see what he thinks!

  3. Debra

    Can you make ahead, store and reheat, and if so how? I’m having company Sat. Night and we are all watching our calories.
    Please and thank you

    • Olena

      Yes. You could make the crust a day or two before. Do not cut. Wrap in plastic with a few tiny holes for the air circulation. Then top with cheese and bake right before serving.

      • Debbie

        Hello making it right now but ? I filled one Pyrex. So I have enough to do another even tho I had one large head! Should I double recipe or use all in one batch? Thx

    • Olena

      I honestly don’t know. I haven’t tried it. Maybe with some cornmeal or chia/flex egg replacer??? Or more cheese?

    • Tricia

      I substituted 1Tbsp cornstarch 2Tbsp water for the egg whites. It was great tasting!

    • Liz

      Hi Sarah, You can substitute flax or chia seeds, just crush equal parts crushed flax and chia, about 2 tablespoons each, soak in boiling hot water for five minutes and strain. It will keep in the fridge for up to one week. 1/4 cup of the mixture equals one whole egg.

  4. Jacinta

    Tried these tonight and there were AMAZING!! Definitely a full-proof recipe! This was the confidence I needed to make that cauliflower pizza. I can’t wait to share this with family members over the weekend. So good Olena!!

  5. deepika

    Hi Olena, I tried this but didn’t turned out . I mixed cauliflower with one white egg and cheese and baked for approx 20 mins still it was uncooked inside and neither turned brown on top . can u pls tell where did I went wrong .

    • Olena

      1 egg white equals only 2 tbsp. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup. Plus make sure to increase oven T to 450 degrees. I assume those could be the problems. If you follow a recipe the breadsticks should work out. I tested it a few times and so did other readers. :)

  6. Cheryl

    I just made this and it worked perfectly. I am hooked! My love for cheese sticks and loathing of cauliflower, both redeemed! Thank you.

  7. lynne

    These cauliflower breadsticks are amazing!!! I added some garlic powder. Made them taste like garlic bread sticks. Yum!

  8. Cheryl

    Tried these tonight, they were awesome. Passed the husband test, he couldn’t tell he was eating cauliflower.

  9. Stacye

    Do you think the recipe will still work if I only use the cheese as a topping and not mixed in the calliflower dough?

    If not is there something I can substitute it with?

  10. April

    Thank you for this recipe!!!! I made it into pizza. I am not sure I did it perfect but it tasted wonderful, just a little grainy still. Maybe try to squeeze more water out? Or spread it thinner on my pan? I will continue to make it though!!! Thanks again sooooooo much!!

    • Olena

      I do have cauliflower pizza recipe as well which is similar to this one. Squeeze more water out, then the crust will be more “glued” together. Maybe process into finer texture next time?! Hard to say why as I wasn’t in your kitchen when you made it. I wish.:)

  11. Jailin

    Not sure where I went wrong, would not hold. Measured two egg white into a 1/4c measuring cup and squeezed the living crap out of it, squeezed over a cup of water out of it. Will try again some day. Tasted good but unfortunately didn’t work for me.

  12. LanaRzhk

    Olena – I shared your cauliflower bread-stick recipe with my office for the Biggest Winner event/contest and got a wonderful response to it! Thank you!

  13. Jo

    Just tried these and they were so good. My husband loved them too. Didn’t even use with a sauce, they were perfect all by themselves. Will be making them again very soon. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  14. Tina

    I made the pizza crust for Superbowl. We loved it. The ‘breadsticks’ are in the oven and my home canned marinara sauce is simmering on the stove. Can’t wait!

    • Olena

      Both ways they are delish! I love them cold as well! I like a lot of leftover food cold actually. Like quiches and pies and these breadsticks.

  15. Marissa

    I’m just finding out I am sensitive to gluten and looking for gluten free recipes. These look amazing, are they gluten free? Thanks!

  16. Lou

    Making these tonight minus the dip, having them with roasted veggie quinoa and chicken, yum!

  17. Cara

    Looks amazing. I’m really curious about your mom’s “Ukranian salsa!” Would you share the recipe? Thank you!

  18. Ariel

    I can’t eat dairy… could I still make these without the cheese? Because they sound delicious. Or any suggestions for a cheese replacement?

    • Olena

      Yes. I made these without cheese on top. The dough though needs a binding agent – try dairy free cheese Daiya. Most stores carry it. Or add extra egg or two!

  19. Sarah

    Hi Olena!

    This recipe sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it! Do you think I could run the cauliflower through a juicer before cooking or steaming it to remove the water?

    • Kellie

      I use my juicer when I make the cauliflower pizza recipe and it works great! It eliminates the cooking stage completely and the cauliflower pulp is nice and dry.

      • GGCastillo

        What kind of juicer do you use? I have the champion, wondering if it will work. Have never juiced cauliflower!

  20. Bellaisa

    I keep forgetting that cauliflower is such as awesome alternative to so many things. I use it in the place of potato – for potato soup…but THIS looks amazing!

  21. Alicia

    OMG….thank you for this receipe!!! I made these last night for my kids and they LOVED them. My 2 year old is in her picky-eater faze and she cried for more. I am going to try the cauliflower pizza crust on Saturday! You rock, please keep submitting tasty receipes.

    • Olena

      Awesome! My kids like these too. You can make a few batches at a time and you can freeze cauliflower crust without any toppings.

  22. Karin

    Made these tonight. Tasted great with some fresh cilantro and franks hot sauce sprinkled on top just before serving. Any tips for getting the crust more crunchy? Mine was well cooked and held together but bottom was moist.

  23. Kathryn

    So excited to try this recipe! Do you know how much cups one head of cauliflower is equal to? All I have is frozen cauliflower.

  24. Stefanie

    Tried this recipe last night! It was awesome! My anti-healthy eating husband even ate them. :)

  25. dana

    this is the first recipe that says to squeeze the water out…that is probably why it works so great!!!thank you so much for this. they are outstanding!

    • Olena

      Without squeezing the water out it’s a casserole, a delicious and healthy one.:) Glad you enjoyed these breadsticks!

  26. dana

    just curious…does anyone have the nutrition and calorie information on this?

  27. Lina

    These tasted really good but mine got stuck into the parchment paper, i had to spoon them out

    • Olena

      Hmm, I had no problem with mine. The parchment paper underneath the breadsticks was even moist a bit, so it was easy to remove them. Spray the parchment paper with oil spray next time.:) If the consistency was too lose, make sure to squeeze the liquid out really well. It’s hard to understand from your comment if the breadsticks didn’t hold together that’s why you had to use the spoon????!!! Also it’s critical to let them cool down!

    • Liz Esford

      I also cooked mine on stone baking sheet without parchment and they turned out great! Just be sure to let them sit for a few minutes before cutting them!

  28. Andie M

    I’m so glad I attempted your recipe, the family loved it! Tasty and nutritious :)

  29. Kristy

    Hi Olena, I tried this a few weeks ago for myself. They turned out fantastic. My family kept stealing them off my plate, including my 3 year old! My husband now begs me for them. They are my Sunday afternoon munchy since they take a little time. Thanks so much for sharing!

  30. Tehan

    I am so bummed…Mine stuck to the paper. I used Wax paper. was that my problem? They were kind of thin too – maybe not so thin and use something different than wax paper? I didn’t have parchment paper. I really really have been looking forward to these.

    • Olena

      Yes, wax paper is the problem. I remember in my rookie wife days I bought a roll of wax paper and was surprised why every time I baked everything was sticking and smoking LOL. I use parchment paper with no problem and many readers have used pizza stone as well.

      • Hannah

        I, too, used wax paper instead of parchment paper. It smoked while cooking and stuck to the bottom. Luckily, mine was salvageable by carefully separating the paper off with a knife. Otherwise, the recipe was super easy to make and turned out fantastic! My boyfriend hates cauliflower and he loved them! I will definitely make these again!

  31. Flor

    I did this last night, and I’m in love! I don’t think I ever tried cauliflower before, and I was skeptical, but to be honest, I’m pleasantly surprised :)

  32. Michelle

    Hi Olena! Going to try this recipe tonight! Can you use tin foil for the entire process? Also, could we use paper towels to squeeze the excess water?

    • Olena

      Hi Michelle. I think you should be fine with tin foil. Paper towels – no. Try using a kitchen towel, should work.

  33. Terry Ann

    I wonder if you could save the ‘juice’ (liquid) from the cooked cauliflower to use in soups or for drinking. Cauliflower is good for you. I’ll check into this.

    The second thing I wanted to say is thank you for the recipe without cheese. It has less calories and for someone who doesn’t or can’t eat cheese, this is a great idea.

    Third. While visiting a friend in Indiana, we went bowling and the snack area had cauliflower that was dipped in some type of batter and fried. Something like you would do to mushrooms I suppose. I don’t know how they did it, but if anyone has a recipe that sounds something like this, I’d love to have a copy of it. I love cauliflower and broccoli and I think the same thing could be done with broccoli. I just don’t know how they did it, but it was absolutely DELICIOUS !!!

    Does anyone have a recipe? Thank you for taking the time to read this.

    • Jan

      Rachel Ray has a “oven” fried cauliflower and broccoli recipe in her Top 30, 30 minute meals Kid Food book. My kids used to love to make it and eat it!

  34. alec

    Can you eat these cold too, or are they not the same? Want to take some into work over here in UK!

  35. Peggy

    Is there any reason you couldn’t “puree” the cauliflower to create a more dough-like consistency for this crust?

    • Olena

      You can try, I haven’t. I’m afraid you might lose a lot of actual cauliflower in the squeezing water out process. Too fine…

  36. Karen

    I tried your cauliflower breadstick recipe and I was happy with the result. I used cheesecloth to squeeze out the liquid. The only problem I had is that I had used a “no frills” baking/parchment paper, and it was very cheap and it burned in the oven. I have bought a name brand and never had this problem. Also, any suggestions (not for me) how to squeeze out water if you have arthritis in your hand.

  37. Maggie

    Yum! These came out delicious. The only thing I will do differently next time is spray the parchment paper, because they stuck pretty badly. Other than that, perfection!!

  38. Marc

    These are absolutely delicious and relatively easy to make…and I’m not even gluten free!

  39. joanna

    best. recipe. ever.
    so. damn. good.
    seriously. you are a cooking god. i wanted to eat the entire sheet of these breadsticks but i held back. i didn’t even add cheese to the top (just the mixture). i don’t even like cauliflower that much but these taste like cheesy, bready awesomeness!

      • Sue

        It comes in handy for alot of things….I also use it to squeeze all the water out of tea bags and coffee that we cold brew. It gets used to drain water off tuna and to rice all kinds of foods including eggs for tuna salad lol

    • oldman

      I am with Sue on using a ricer to squeeze water out of cauliflower. One thing I have found out to get them the driest, is to squeeze slowly, so the water has a chance to drain out, If not they will still be moist, and will come out in about a 1/8″ string shape, unless they break up like rice. They were originally used to rice mashed potatoes, and to puree veg’s etc. to help make soups and pureed baby food.

  40. carrie

    I found that my cauliflower didnt render very much moisture. I microwaved it for 10 minutes and when I went to squeeze it in the towel it was already pretty dry..idk..we’ll see how it turns out

  41. Carolyn

    I’m wondering if a juicer is worth a try. If you have to squeeze out the liquid, seems like a juicer would be useful. You basically would use the “pulp” to make the cheese sticks. I’ve used almond pulp to make crackers.

  42. Vintage Fee

    Do you think it’d work to make them into pizza sticks – IE when you add that last cheese layer before continuing to bake, could you add a thin layer of marinara first?

  43. Julia

    Worked really well with broccoflower – a hybrid of yep you guessed it broccoli and cauliflower. I live in the Caribbean and cauliflower is really expensive here, broccoflower usually about half price. Thanks for the recipe.

  44. Sinova

    I made this and it was super tasty. But I think I could easily have fit 2 large heads of cauliflower onto the cooking board, so am gonna double the recipe for next time. YUM!

  45. Heather

    I’ve been on a breadstick-thing for a month or so….trying out recipe after recipe (yeasted, sometimes butter-dipped) and I didn’t like any of them as much as I like these. I pan-roasted 5 cloves of garlic, minced them and added them to the cauliflower. My kids had no idea they were made of cauliflower. It does take a bit of effort (but so did the wait-for-the-dough-to-rise breadsticks). It is such a WIN to find something virtuous (CAULIFLOWER!) that tastes this decadent. Thank you!

  46. Robin K

    My daughter and I found these on pinterest. We both are wanting to eat cleaner. These are perfect, easy and delicious. My other two kids that were very skeptical about the “bread” loved them.

  47. Gisele

    – Oh, my ….. these look amazing! Thank you for the detailed photos and instructions.
    This snack will surely be included in my Super Bowl Party menu. :)

  48. julie

    I used a Silpat mat and they didn’t stick at all. The bottom was nicely browned. I was able to lift off and cut immediately/no cooling down time. I didn’t bother with the sauce, these are delicious as is!

  49. Nickeisha

    I just made these with my 4 year old son he could not wait to taste it. He love them!! He ate them with out the sauce.the only downside I have to report is that I did not made more.

  50. Brenda

    Hi Olena! I stumbled upon your website while finding a cauliflower breadsticks recipe… yours was so easy to follow with your step by step instructions and photos! I made them tonight and they were perfect and so delicious! Thank you for creating a great resource!

  51. Cynthia

    This recipe is NOT “clean” due to the cheese ingredient. However, it is delish and a lower carb/calorie version of breaksticks. Quite tasty- thank you

    • Olena

      Clean eating lifestyle includes cheese and recommends organic from grass-fed cows. In moderation of course, all real food is clean. You can learn more about clean eating here.

  52. Carrie

    I can see why there are so many comments for these “bread” sticks! My husband asks me to make them whenever we are having people to our house. Easy and so darn good.

  53. Diana

    I made a double batch of these last night. Although I thought I messed up the recipe, they turned out great! The husband and I ate them up. I’m thinking about adding a couple cloves of pressed garlic to the mix next time. I wish there was an easier way to squeeze out the water. That was the hardest part but was worth it.

  54. Chelsea

    These taste great. That being said here are my thoughts: Make SURE you grease your pan/paper/foil! Nothing worse than looking at your beautiful masterpiece and then eating it with parchment paper. Second…my edges were perfect, middle not so much. I may burn my edges a bit next time. And lastly for those of u saying people didn’t know it wasn’t bread sticks…have they ever had a bread stick? Lol just don’t want people to have unrealistic expectations :) its more like a cheese cracker, which is why people like it so much I imagine. Who doesn’t love cheese?. This recipe is like 80% cheese. Tasty, but basically baked cheese. Mine was kind of thin, but I can’t imagine it would have turned out if it were any thicker let alone the thickness of a bread stick! Not trying to be a downer, I did really like this recipe and will most likely make it again just wanted to give a realistic comment :) Good appetizer finger food, not a good replacement for a “bread stick.” Which I think should be pretty obvious :) Thanks for the recipe, tasty stuff!

  55. pam

    Yummy! Thank you for your time and effort posting this with detailed instructions. Mine turned out just right!!

  56. Holly

    Excellent! Without the marinara sauce it tastes like cauliflower but with the marinara sauce it tastes just like (even better) than mozzarella sticks. SO good. Well worth the effort to make. I will double the recipe next time. Thanks for sharing.

  57. Lynne Sahlgren

    Tried, but am confused as follows. Processed the cauliflower to rice texture. Put in Pyrex dish and baked at 375 for 20 mins.Was not sure whether to cover the dish, so did not. The cauliflower on top burned a bit, but none of it got soft, as though cooked. As I had followed directions I wasn’t sure if I should cook longer or not as this would cause further burning. So I microwaved it till it softened. Completed the recipe and it was mushy , not crisp as a breadstick would be. Questions: Is it supposed to end up soft, tender crisp, or stay firm as a result of the cooking phase? Will the end result be soft or crisp like a bread stick? Thanks!

    • Olena

      These are soft baked “breadsticks” that should hold together and still are tender with a bit crispiness on edges. It’s hard to compare them to real breadsticks. They are mock ones. If your breadsticks were mushy means squeeze out more liquid next time. I do not have any issues with burning food in the oven even for 30 minutes at such low T. Might be your oven issue. Try baking at lower T. Hope this helps.

  58. HeelShields

    I used to throw the broth from the cauliflower down the drain. Then I am so happy I realized that it was valuable vegetable broth. You can drink it or save it for soups or other dishes that require vegetable broth.

  59. Tracie Gasca

    Hi… just wanted to say thank you for the recipes, going to try one this evening…. your story was inspiring and your right anybody can change their eating habits, just have to fond tasty recipes that my family will enjoy! Thanks again for sharing…

  60. Joye Huntley

    Cauliflower Bread sticks sounds lovely But way too long to print out

    • Olena

      I know, hard life.:) Click on Print in the recipe and you get 1 page. Good thing you don’t have to write it out which would be the case about 60 years ago.:)

  61. Trisha

    I can’t believe this is cauliflower! I was sent a link to this in a Yummly email today so I ran out and grabbed some cauliflower. My husband and I just had it and it is nuts! It is so so good and there is no cauliflower taste!

    Thank you for your blog! I am excited to try more of your recipes!

  62. Liz

    I tried this tonight and it turned out beautifully! No one in the house believed it was gluten free and made with cauliflower!
    I added three chopped green onions and two cloves of garlic – it was so delicious!

  63. Alanna

    Thanks for your wonderful detailed instructions and pictures. I mixed the cheese (cheddar) right into the batter. Then I spread a little bit of pesto on top with a bit of parmesan cheese. They came out perfectly. My guests thought it was focaccio. I added garlic powder but next time I will put roasted garlic cloves in the batter. The kids really enjoyed them. My only issue is that I was burning my hands trying to squeeze out the water. Next time I will make earlier in the day so that it can cool first or I will use a potato ricer as suggested by another reader.

  64. Dee Zentner

    We just made these… love the flavor but they did not come off of the parchment paper as stated so they all had to be torn off into scraps. Took an hour and a half from start to finish. Lots of time to get a few scraps :(

  65. Stacey

    I am trying these on Thursday, I was wondering if I can use the whole egg instead of just the whites and have it turn out the same? I don’t want to waste the yolks. :) I’m excited to try these!

  66. Rhonda

    Mine stuck to the parchment paper. What I could peel up was good. Any suggestions?

  67. Jennie Leigh

    These look amazing! Awesome, thorough instructions, too! I’m always looking for ways to get my breadstick fix without the carbs 😉 I’ll be adding this one to my recipe book! Thanks for the great post!

    • Olena

      Hi Felicia,

      Sounds good! Thank you very much and do not hesitate to ask in the future.:) Beautiful blog btw.

  68. Jennifer

    JUST what I was looking for!! I made some fresh salsa today and was thinking, “what can I dip in this salsa that is low-carb and not boring celery sticks?” 😛 These look divine. Just pinned it and will make on the weekend! Cheers! :)

  69. Melinda

    I saw where you said that it is 4 cups of cauliflower, but is that before or after processing? I have two smaller heads and am thinking I may need both or one and a half. Thank you! My friend made these and sent me the recipe, they were delicious! Now I want to try them on my family.

  70. Stephanie

    Made these this afternoon. Added a clove of crushed garlic to the “dough”. Rolled extra thin and oh my goodness, they are incredible. I tried a cauliflower breadstick recipe several months ago and was so disappointed. It tasted awful. This one was incredible. My daycare kids ate it!

    • Olena

      Hi STephanie. You really must love your daycare kids because this recipe is so time consuming I could barely share with my husband LOL. Glad it worked!!! Recipes that do not work are frustrating – been there. Even my recipe development drives me nuts when they go wrong.

    • Olena

      I honestly don’t know. I haven’t tried. Sorry.:( Don’t want to recommend you do something that could embarrass you in front of guests.

  71. Ronger

    This was so creative. My picky kids who don’t eat any vegetables did immediately notice this is not regular breadsticks and will not eat it anymore. I had to put pizza sauce on it and added more cheese, and then they ate it with suspicion. My husband thought this was delicious. Will definitely do this again. I used one egg instead of just egg whites. I also used 1 cup of shredded cheese because I was so worried it wouldn’t stick together. It all worked well together. it is definitely tasty, but you can also definitely taste the cauliflower.



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