Weight Watchers Recipes

Cauliflower Cheesy Breadsticks

Cauliflower cheesy breadsticks are the epitome of comfort food meeting mindful eating. Originating as a healthier alternative to traditional breadsticks made with wheat flour, this dish embraces the versatility of cauliflower, transforming it into a delectable treat that satisfies the carb cravings without the guilt. Perfect for those who are gluten-sensitive, on a ketogenic diet, or simply looking for a way to incorporate more vegetables into their meals, these breadsticks offer a nutritious twist on a beloved classic.

To round out your meal, serve these delicious cauliflower cheesy breadsticks alongside a fresh garden salad, zesty marinara sauce for dipping, or a bowl of warm soup. They also work beautifully as an appetizer for guests or as a side to complement a main dish like grilled chicken or fish, allowing for a balanced and flavorful spread.


– 1 large head of cauliflower, riced (about 4 cups)
– 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
– 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
– 1 egg
– 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
– Cooking spray or parchment paper
– Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with cooking spray.

2. Take the riced cauliflower and steam it until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Once steamed, place it in a kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible – this step is crucial to ensure your breadsticks are not soggy.

3. In a large bowl, combine the drained cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well incorporated.

4. Spread the cauliflower mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, shaping it into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden and firm to the touch.

6. Remove from oven and slice into ‘breadstick’ shapes. If desired, you can sprinkle additional cheese on top and return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

7. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with your choice of dipping sauce.

To enhance the flavor, try adding chopped fresh herbs such as basil or oregano to the cauliflower mixture before baking.
– For those who like a little heat, a pinch of red pepper flakes can elevate the taste.
– If dairy-free, use nutritional yeast and a dairy-free cheese substitute that melts well.
– As cauliflower releases moisture, ensure you take the time to drain it adequately after steaming. The drier the cauliflower rice, the better the texture of your breadsticks will be.
– Feel free to experiment with different cheese blends to find your preferred flavor combination.

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