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Cauliflower Cheesy Bites

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"Cauliflower rice is baked into bread slices and topped with white Cheddar cheese to make these gluten-free grilled cheesy bites."
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50 m servings 255
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 cheesy bites)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse into crumbs about half the size of rice grains.
  3. Place cauliflower into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until soft and tender, about 2 minutes. Remove and stir. Microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and stir again so that all the grains cook evenly. Microwave until almost dry, about 5 minutes. Stir and microwave until cauliflower looks dry and clumped up, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir Parmesan cheese, egg, and seasoning into the cauliflower until a smooth paste forms. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions; transfer to the baking sheet. Pat into square 'bread' slices, about 1/2-inch thick, using your knuckles and fingers.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until slices are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes. Slide off the baking sheet carefully with a good spatula.
  6. Place 1 slice of Cheddar cheese over 4 cauliflower bread slices. Top carefully with the other 4.
  7. Place sandwiches into a toaster oven and broil until cheese is completely melted and bread is toasted, 5 to 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't have a toaster oven, broil the bites in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 255 calories; 16.5 9.1 19.2 94 542 Full nutrition

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This recipe had me until the microwave..Has anyone done this with an oven or stovetop?

Question: what is the second amount of Parmesan for? I've made this twice now, trying to get it right. I pared the recipe down to get one serving , which is 1/4 of a cauliflower. There is no w...

I would add to this recipe that you MUST squeeze out as much water as possible after cooking the cauliflower (with a clean dish towel, cheesecloth, etc). And I would challenge Ms Sipple to take ...

very tasty. but with so much cheese, how could it be anything else? not sure I nuked the cauliflower long enough as it never really clumped as described and had more moisture in the bite than I ...