Riced cauliflower is used to make bread slices for easy low carb keto grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s a tasty way to sneak in a healthy vegetable.
It’s a struggle to get my youngest daughter to eat vegetables so I’m always looking for ways to sneak them into her. One thing she does like is cheese so I thought I’d try making a cheesy sandwich using cauliflower.
As my husband was pulling out the Christmas decorations from the attic, I went to work making some healthier bread slices using cauliflower rice to make grilled cheese. It’s something I recall seeing in a recipe video. And, there are popular recipes at Food.com and Kirbie Cravings to get started.
It’s super easy to make cauliflower bread slices for a batch of keto grilled cheese sandwiches. The process is very similar to what I used to make my cheesy cauliflower breadsticks.
However, this time, I shaped them into slices of bread rather than a big flat bread. I suppose you could just make one big rectangle and cut it into smaller pieces as well.
I had some holiday Queso de Bolo which is just an Edam cheese that comes in a red ball shape. It’s a cheese that’s popular at Christmas banquets in the Philippines so I decided to use it in my low carb grilled cheese sandwiches.
Edam cheese doesn’t melt very well so I let it sit out at room temperature to soften a bit after grating. And, it’s a bit salty so there’s no salt added to the cauliflower mixture.
Although you can use a low carb bread recipe like Soul Bread instead, I like having the sneaky vegetable in the keto grilled cheese. And, it’s a great way to get the kids to eat veggies without noticing.
My daughter really loves pizza cheese so I sliced up a block of mozzarella cheese. The cheese used really depends on personal preference. Some may want to use a single cheese or mix up their own blend.
To make the low carb grilled cheese sandwich more of a meal, you can add in some ham or bacon. Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are what my husband prefers. I make his with sharp orange cheddar.
Normally, I would have been all over this keto grilled cheese sandwich. But, I’ve been really good about staying away from dairy. However, I do enjoy a treat of goat cheese on special occasions.
My family doesn’t really eat a lot of cheese or milk. However, we do like to take trips to a local ice cream shop. Unfortunately, they only have sugar free or dairy free and not both in one.
Even though I was a huge cheese-aholic, I was able resist these amazing cauliflower low carb grilled cheese sandwiches. What keeps me away is thinking about all the reasons why I shouldn’t eat dairy.
Because it’s just the butter fat with the proteins removed, ghee is a dairy product that doesn’t seem to bother me. Most issues with dairy are from the casein as it doesn’t digest well.
I am interested to see if I can make a cauliflower bread using a dairy free cheese. And, I’d love to find an alternative to use in low carb grilled cheese and pizza. But, if you still eat dairy, you’ll really enjoy these cauliflower cheese sandwiches.
Cauliflower Low Carb Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
Cauliflower Low Carb Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- one head riced cauliflower cooked
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 ½ cups cheddar or Edam cheese grated
- 12 slices mozzarella Cheese
- 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- dash teaspoon ground mustard seed
- dash teaspoon dried thyme
- ground black pepper
- butter for greasing
- fresh parsley for garnishing
- Strain excess liquid from cooked cauliflower rice.
- Combine riced cauliflower, beaten egg and 1/2 cup of the grated cheese in a bowl then sprinkle some pepper, mustard seed, sage, oregano and thyme. Mix well.
- In a slightly greased baking sheet, form cauliflower mixture resembling a slice of bread. This recipe made 4 slices, about ½ inch thick for each slice. More slices for thinner pieces.
- Bake cauliflower slices in a preheated oven of 350F for about 10 to 12 minutes.
- In a skillet, melt butter at low heat and lay one slice of cauliflower “bread,” cover with slices of mozzarella cheese, sprinkle with the grated cheese, then top with slices of mozzarella cheese and cover with another slice of cauliflower “bread.”
- Cover skillet and watch closely as mozzarella cheese melts over low heat. Occasionally check the bottom side to avoid burning. If the heat may seem too low, turn to medium heat but move the queso de bola cauliflower “bread” at the sides then cover the skillet again.
- Flip to the other side and continue to melt mozzarella cheese. Edam cheese doesn’t melt quickly so it will just blend with the melted mozzarella cheese. Use a multi-serving wide flat/wide-slotted tongs to safely flip the cauliflower sandwich. I used a multi-serving wide flat/wide-slotted tongs to safely flip the sandwich.
- Once mozzarella has melted to your desired consistency, transfer to a plate, garnish with parsley and enjoy!
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