If there’s one regular food I wish I could have it would be a sandwich, more specifically grilled cheese. Lately I’ve really been into using cauliflower for rice, pizza crust, and bread. Cauliflower crust and bread is not really like bread, but I like that you can make things into the form of pizza or sandwich and get a good melt with the cheese. That’s what we’re looking for!
I also like the taste of the cauliflower. You can add flavor with salt, pepper, garlic, or whatever you like. I don’t do too much different between making pizza crust or cauliflower bread, it’s mostly just the shape.
With this batch I tried cooking at a higher temperature for a shorter time. I also toasted the pieces in a pan before adding the cheese for the sandwich. The key to good cauliflower crust and bread is to squeeze as much water out of the cooked cauliflower as you can. I buy pre-riced cauliflower. I don’t have a food processor so this is so much easier for me.
It’s the only thing I microwave, but of course you can cook it in a pot if you do’t want to use the microwave. I freeze it and then microwave it. When it cooks it softens, but it also stays a little cold, which makes it easy to squeeze out the water without burning your hands or having to wait forever for it to cool off.
Grilled Cheese on Cauliflower Bread
- 1 bag cauliflower crumbles cooked
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 squares cauliflower bread
- 2 - 3 slices cheese to cover square
- 1/2 tbsp butter
Heat oven to 450 degrees
Squeeze water out of cauliflower until it seems pretty dry. I like to use a nut milk bag.
Place cauliflower, egg, cheese, and spices in a bowl
Line baking sheet, or 9 x 13"cake pan, with parchment paper.
Press cauliflower mixture into a rectangular shape that is about a 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until cauliflower looks golden brown
Allow to cook for 10 - 15 minutes
Cut into six squares
Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat
Add two squares of cauliflower bread to pan
Toast for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes on each side
Add cheese to one side and cover with the other
Reduce heat a little so bread doesn't burn while cheese is melting
Toast on each side for a few minutes until cheese is melted