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Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks Recipe

Gooey melted mozzarella combined with savory garlic and herbs makes this Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks recipe the perfect go-to when you want a low carb version of cheesy garlic bread.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 120kcal


Cauliflower Breadsticks:


  • 2 tablespoons freshly-grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added marinara sauce for serving (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 by 8-inch or 9 by 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with olive oil cooking spray.
  • If you're making your own cauliflower rice, use a cheese grater to grate fresh cauliflower.
    Grating Cauliflower to Make Cauliflower Rice
  • Put the cauliflower rice in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 8 minutes on high. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and once hot, add the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  • To the bowl with the cauliflower, add the garlic, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning, salt, black pepper, and 3/4 of the shredded mozzarella. Stir to combine.
  • Spread the cauliflower mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
    Cauliflower Bread in Baking Pan
  • Bake until the loaf is set and starting to turn golden, about 30 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with foil, parchment paper, or a silpat liner, and spray it with olive oil cooking spray. Place the prepared baking tray on top of the baking dish and flip it upside-down, so the cauliflower loaf is now upside-down on the prepared baking tray. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
    Cauliflower Bread on Sheet Pan
  • Spread the remaining 1/4 of the shredded mozzarella and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning on top.
  • Broil a couple minutes until the cheese is melted and golden in spots.
  • Cut into 8 breadsticks. Serve warm, topped with Parmesan and parsley along with marinara sauce if desired.


  • Net Carbs: 4g per serving
  • Nutrition information for this recipe was calculated without the optional marinara sauce.
  • Cauliflower Rice: You can use store-bought fresh cauliflower rice, or make your own cauliflower rice. To make your own, grate fresh cauliflower on a cheese grater. You will need to grate about half of a large head of cauliflower (about 6 ounces) to get 3 cups of cauliflower rice for this recipe.
  • Instead of microwaving the cauliflower rice, you can sauté it in 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a skillet on the stovetop over medium-high heat until it starts to soften, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Serving: 1breadstick | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 1mg