Cauliflower-Grilled Cheese


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Cauliflower-Grilled Cheese

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Two cauliflower grilled cheese sandwiches on white background

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“Bread” made from cauliflower effectively cuts calories and carbs compared to most bread made from flour. This veggie bread starts with cauliflower whirled in a food processor until the consistency is like rice.

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Serves 2
1 small head cauliflower, cut into large chunks
1 Hy-Vee large egg
2 oz. Manchego or aged white cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/4 c.)
Hy-Vee sea salt, to taste
2 oz. Gouda cheese, shredded (about 1/4 c.)
½ c. baby arugula
2 oz. Hy-Vee cheddar cheese, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place cauliflower in food processor. Cover and process until fine rice-like consistency.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes or until soft.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine egg, Manchego cheese and season with sea salt. Stir in cooked cauliflower, combining well.
  5. Place four portions of cauliflower mixture on prepared baking pan. Shape each portion into a 4-by-4-inch square, about 1/4-inch thick.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm in center and light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  7. Spray one side of two slices of cauliflower with nonstick cooking spray; place, coated side down, on waxed paper. Top with shredded Gouda, followed by arugula and cheddar cheese. Top sandwiches with remaining cauliflower slices. Spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. In a large skillet, cook sandwiches over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until cauliflower is lightly toasted and cheese is melted, turning once halfway through.

Nutrition facts


420 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 175mg
  • Sodium: 690mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Protein: 30g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 240%
Iron 10%
Calcium 80%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons Spring 2016.