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Rating: 3.2 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Cauliflower rice is baked into bread slices and topped with white Cheddar cheese to make these gluten-free grilled cheesy bites.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cheesy bites
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

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  • Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse into crumbs about half the size of rice grains.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Place 1 slice of Cheddar cheese over 4 cauliflower bread slices. Top carefully with the other 4.

  • 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

255 calories; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 93.8mg; sodium 542.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
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 think was itented but delicious nonetheless! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2018
This recipe had me until the microwave..Has anyone done this with an oven or stovetop? Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
09/02/2018
This recipe had me until the microwave..Has anyone done this with an oven or stovetop? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2018
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 way that provides enough for a "sandwich" and especially not half inch thick pieces. The resulting sandwich was half the size of my palm. So I tried the recipe again with half a cauliflower. The result was still a smallish sandwich but in half inch thick slices as per the recipe. I didn't enjoy it at all. If anyone else intends to try this my suggestion is make the slices 1/3" at most. I might try this again but not today. Mrs Sipple is the recipe submitter and took the beautiful picture. In my opinion those are not half inch slices they're much less. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
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 think was itented but delicious nonetheless! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2019
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 the grease/fat/cheese content down a bit with an almond or coconut flour addition. Just my two cents. Great idea, though. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2020
It was interesting "sandwich" but I doubt I'll make it again. After baking for 18 minutes, I had to broil my bites in the oven since I don't have a toaster oven. The tops looked pretty good, almost like toasted bread, but a lot of the cheddar cheese oozed out and almost bonded the bites to the baking tray. They would have looked better had I flipped them and broiled the other side for another 5 minutes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2021
Tastes pretty good, but does not require the "work" involved in the recipe. My eyes glazed over when I read the microwave instructions. I chopped up the cauliflower and cooked it as I always do. I drained it and then put it in the blender. Not perfect, but workable. I wanted to put in the extra egg because it was not pasty. I'll add it next time. I never added the "shredded" parmesan cheese only because it was too confusing. What's the diff? I also topped the eight "bread" patties with the cheddar cheese. Did not make the "sandwich" and ended up with a tasteful snack! This recipe is easy to improve upon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2020
A great idea but needs adjustments. We have huge cauliflower in Ca. I had to add an extra egg to help bind the mixture. Lowered the heat to 425 & cooked for 15 min on each side. Made 16 sliders for my sandwiches. Great keto option. Read More