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Cauliflower Caprese Grilled Cheese

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day and I whipped up a special grilled cheese for you!  I typically make my grilled cheese with Food for Life‘s sprouted grain Ezekiel 4:9 Bread, but today I’m changing it up!  I made a caprese grilled cheese with cauliflower bread.  Yep, cauliflower bread!  It is the perfect way to enjoy your grilled cheese, but in a low-carb and guilt free way.  Follow the recipe below and enjoy!

1 Small Head of Cauliflower

1 Egg

2 TBSP Parmesan Cheese

2 TBSP Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt

Butter

Mozzarella, sliced

2 TBSP Chopped Sundried Tomatoes

1/8 Cup Pine Nuts

1/8 Parmesan Cheese

1 Cup Basil

EVOO

Cauliflower Bread Ingredients

Cauliflower Bread Ingredients

Preheat oven to 450

Cut cauliflower into florets

Place florets in food processor and pulse until the consistency of fine crumble

Pour crumble (aka cauliflower rice) into a microwave safe dish that has a lid

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

Microwave for 4-5 minutes

Line a kitchen towel with a few paper towel sheets 

Once cauliflower rice has cooled, pour onto kitchen towel 

Ready to ring the water out of the cauliflower

Ready to ring the water out of the cauliflower

Ring cauliflower to remove excess water

Ringing the water out!

Ringing the water out!

Pour cauliflower into a bowl, crack egg, add spices and cheese

Cauliflower bread ingredients ready to be mixed

Cauliflower bread ingredients ready to be mixed

Stir until mixed thoroughly

Cauliflower Mixture

Cauliflower Mixture

Line a rimmed cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray

Form four even square cauliflower “patties” and place on cookie sheet

Cauliflower bread ready to be toasted

Cauliflower bread ready to be toasted

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Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cauliflower patties are golden brown

Cauliflower Bread

Cauliflower Bread

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While “bread” is cooling (for 10 minutes), add basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste to a food processor and pulse

Stream in EVOO until pesto is a consistency of your liking 

Heat sauté pan to medium-high heat 

Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower bread

Once sauté pan is hot, place bread in pan

Spoon 1 TBSP pesto on 2 slices of bread

Top pesto with 1 TBSP sundried tomatoes

Assembling the grilled cheese!

Assembling the grilled cheese!

Add mozzarella cheese

Adding the mozzarella

Adding the mozzarella

Top with bare cauliflower bread and sauté for 2 minutes ( you may use a spatula to press sandwich into the sauté pan)

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Flip and sauté for another 2 minutes, or until cheese is starting to melt

Remove and plate

Cauliflower Caprese Grilled Cheese!

Cauliflower Caprese Grilled Cheese!

Cut in half and enjoy!

Cut in half and ready to be enjoyed

Cut in half and ready to be enjoyed

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Cauliflower Caprese Grilled Cheese
Serves 2
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
40 min
727 calories
30 g
221 g
50 g
51 g
26 g
366 g
1390 g
5 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
366g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 727
Calories from Fat 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g
76%
Saturated Fat 26g
130%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 221mg
74%
Sodium 1390mg
58%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
10%
Dietary Fiber 17g
68%
Sugars 5g
Protein 51g
Vitamin A
34%
Vitamin C
110%
Calcium
176%
Iron
193%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Small Head of Cauliflower
  2. 1 Egg
  3. 2 TBSP Parmesan Cheese
  4. 2 TBSP Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  5. Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt
  6. Butter
  7. Mozzarella, sliced
  8. 2 TBSP Chopped Sundried Tomatoes
  9. 1/8 Cup Pine Nuts
  10. 1/8 Parmesan Cheese
  11. 1 Cup Basil
  12. EVOO
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Cut cauliflower into florets
  3. Place florets in food processor and pulse until the consistency of fine crumble
  4. Pour crumble (aka cauliflower rice) into a microwave safe dish that has a lid
  5. Microwave for 4-5 minutes
  6. Line a kitchen towel with a few paper towel sheets
  7. Once cauliflower rice has cooled, pour onto kitchen towel
  8. Ring cauliflower to remove excess water
  9. Pour cauliflower into a bowl, crack egg, add spices and cheese
  10. Stir until mixed thoroughly
  11. Line a rimmed cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking spray
  12. Form four even square cauliflower "patties" and place on cookie sheet
  13. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cauliflower patties are golden brown
  14. While "bread" is cooling (for 10 minutes), add basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste to a food processor and pulse
  15. Stream in EVOO until pesto is a consistency of your liking
  16. Heat sauté pan to medium-high heat
  17. Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower bread
  18. Once sauté pan is hot, place bread in pan
  19. Spoon 1 TBSP pesto on 2 slices of bread
  20. Top pesto with 1 TBSP sundried tomatoes
  21. Add mozzarella cheese
  22. Top with bare cauliflower bread and sauté for 2 minutes ( you may use a spatula to press sandwich into the sauté pan)
  23. Flip and sauté for another 2 minutes, or until cheese is starting to melt
  24. Remove and plate
  25. Cut in half and enjoy!
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calories
727
fat
50g
protein
51g
carbs
30g
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Com back tomorrow, when I continue the cauliflower recipes for the entire week! 

Stay hungry…

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