I keep hearing my friends say they have gluten intolerance, so I wanted to share this enhanced version of my Cauliflower Veggie Pizza sticks. This recipe will make you feel like you are not missing the bread and also Cauliflower is a low carb veggie. Yay Me!!
1 1/2 cups grated cauliflower
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cloves garlic, grated or minced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 1/2 oz white sharp cheddar, freshly grated and divided
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup for topping
1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning, divided
For Sautéed Veggies
11/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup zucchini, chopped, small
1 cup yellow squash, chopped, small
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped, small
1/4 cup grated parmesan for garnish
freshly chopped basil for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Grate the cauliflower, using a cheese grater or a food processor. Put the grated cauliflower onto two pieces of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place in the oven and roast for about 7-10 minutes, spread it out so it doesn’t steam. Add the roasted cauliflower into a large bowl. Keep the oven on and remove all the cauliflower from the sheet and spray the sheet with the olive oil and set aside.
Add the garlic, egg, 4 oz of the cheese, 1/2 cup of the vegetarian parmesan cheese (Belgioioso, sells a vegetarian parmesan) 1/2 teaspoon of the dried Italian herb seasoning (reserving 1/2 teaspoon for topping later), and a pinch of sea salt and pepper. Stir to combine and then spread on a sheet pan forming it into a pizza crust.
Bake until set and starting to turn golden, about 25- 30 minutes.
Preheat the broiler. Cut the crust into sticks. Slightly separate the pieces and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top along with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning. Broil a minute or two, until the cheese is melted and golden in spots. Add sautéed veggies and more parmesan cheese if you like. Serve hot or warm.
Directions for Veggies: Add oil to a pan on medium heat and sauté the veggies until slightly tender, top on your pizza crust with garnishes.
Enjoy and Set the Table with Love!