Cauliflower Cheese Garlic Bread

A great low carb side dish to curb that garlic bread craving!
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Sometimes you just need a side of garlic bread don’t you?! Well I know I do, but this means an extra side of pure carbs that just aren’t worth risking with GD and so it’s time to re-think the carbs and try something that won’t spike blood sugar levels through the roof.

With cauliflower pizza bases and breadsticks being a success, it made sense to try a cauliflower cheese garlic bread!

 

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Cauliflower Cheese Garlic Bread

A great low carb side dish to curb that garlic bread craving!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: garlic, garlic bread
Free or Membership Recipe: Free Recipe
Nut Free Recipe: Nut Free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Jo Paterson

Ingredients

For the cauliflower cheese base

  • 1 whole cauliflower approx. 800 grams in weight
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 50 grams parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 pinch salt & ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp butter for greasing the tray

For the garlic cheese topping

  • 50 grams parmesan cheese grated
  • 50 grams mozzarella grated (or cheddar)
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

For the cauliflower cheese base

  • Preheat oven to 200c (fan)
  • Rinse the cauliflower, remove the leaves and separate the florets into smaller pieces. Place cauliflower florets into a food processor and pulse until you create a rice like texture
  • Tip the cauliflower into a bowl, cover with cling film and microwave on high for 5-6 mins or until softened, then set aside to cool
  • Once cooled, place the cauliflower into the middle of a clean cotton tea towel or muslin cloth. Gather the edges of the cloth and scrunch/twist the top around. The cauliflower should be sitting in a ball in the cloth and you should keep twisting and squeezing to remove as much liquid as possible. It's important to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. The drier the cauliflower, the better the 'bread' base will be!
  • Add the cauliflower, eggs, parmesan, oregano, salt & pepper to a bowl and combine well
  • Line a large tray or 2 smaller ones with baking parchment paper greased lightly with some butter
  • Divide the mix into 2 equal size balls, and flatten out onto the trays to about 0.5cm thickness using your hands or a spoon
  • Place in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown slightly

For the garlic cheese topping

  • Combine the garlic, butter and cheeses in a bowl
  • Remove the 'cauliflower cheese bread bases' from the oven and cover with the garlic cheese topping, spreading evenly
  • Place the cauliflower cheese bread back into the oven and cook until the cheese has melted and is bubbling
  • Slice into pieces and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | of which saturates: 9g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 1g
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