I love a classic grilled cheese sandwich, but I also love trying new and fun
grilled cheese recipes.
This Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese may sound a little “interesting” at
first, but stay with me.
Roasted cauliflower, roasted onions, spicy arugula, lemon mustard aioli,
creamy Havarti and Gouda cheese, on buttery bread. Are you with me now?
Yeah, I thought so. I love everything about this sandwich and I think you
This is a great low carb solution that still allows you to enjoy a comforting
grilled cheese sandwich. The bread is made out of cauliflower!
I have consumed a ridiculous amount of cheese this year, mainly from
grilled cheese sandwiches and cauliflower creations. I didn’t realize how
much cheese we were eating until I
was rummaging through the fridge and realized we were down to our last
bar of Cabot cheese. It was worth using up some premium cheddar cheese
on these sandwiches though. They are so flavorful and the cauliflower crust
holds up rather well. I can’t claim credit for this genius creation.
Yes, we’re still eating a ton of cauliflower at home. We also eat a lot of
grilled cheese sandwiches, so this combines the best of both worlds.
1 medium head cauliflower raw, cut into small florets and stem removed
1 large egg
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
2 thick slices of white cheddar cheese you can also use shredded cheddar
Preheat oven to 450°F. Place cauliflower into food processor and pulse until
crumbs about half the size of a grain of rice.
Place cauliflower into large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2
minutes. Your cauliflower should be soft and tender (and hot!). (If you don’t
want to use the microwave to dry out the cauliflower and prefer to steam
and wring with a cloth to dry, check out my wringing instructions here.)
Stir cauliflower to mix up the bottom and top cauliflower. Place back into
the microwave and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove and stir again so
that all the cauliflower cooks evenly. Place back into microwave and cook
for 5 minutes. At this point, you should see the cauliflower is starting to
become more dry. Microwave for another 5 minutes. Cauliflower should
still be slightly moist to the touch, but should look dry and clumped up (like
photo above; similar to as if someone had chewed it up and spit it back out.)
If you’ve made cauliflower pizza or breadsticks with the cloth wringing dry
method, it should look the same.
Allow cauliflower to cool for a few minutes. Then add in egg and cheese.
Stir to combine until smooth paste forms. Stir in seasoning. Divide dough
into 4 equal parts. Place onto large baking sheet lined with parchment
paper. Using your knuckles and fingers, shape into square bread
slices about 1/3 inch thick. Bake cauliflower bread for about 15-18 minutes
or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes.
Using a good spatula, carefully slide cauliflower bread off of parchment
paper. Now you are ready to assemble your sandwiches. You can do this a
few different ways. You can either cook on the stove top as you would
normally cook a grilled cheese. You can also place sandwiches into
toaster oven and broil for several minutes (5-10) until cheese is completely
melted and bread is toasty. If you don’t own a toaster oven, you can also do
this in the oven.