Causiflower Crust Grilled Cheese

At its base, grilled cheese is one of the most simple things ever. Bread, butter and cheese.

The basic steps are: butter the bread, place the slice into a heated skillet, sprinkle the cheese, top with another bread slice and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is oozing out.

In order to forge a healthier grilled cheese, we need to make some uh-mazing cauliflower crust slices of bread. A bit of work, but totally worth it.


Cauliflower crust “bread” slices

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield 3 cups of cauliflower rice)
  • 1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Grilled cheese

  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup / 3 oz / 85 gr sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded, at room temperature


  1. Cauliflower crust “bread” slices
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C) and place a rack in the middle.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally grease it with olive oil. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor rice the cauliflower florets (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized).
  5. Transfer cauliflower rice (about 3 cups) to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.
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