Cauliflower Buns Make A Great Grilled Cheese

Yummmmm... Cauliflower Buns!

by Karen Ekstrom

And a healthy grilled cheese!

By Mary Claire Ekstrom


(Makes two grilled cheeses)

3 cups cauliflower florets

½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese

1 egg, slightly beaten

½ tsp. garlic salt

½ tsp. ground pepper

1 tbsp. minced cilantro


Microwave the cauliflower florets in a measuring cup on high for 10-12 minutes or until soft.

Then, mince the florets with a knife or food processor until they are about the size of rice grains.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Reheat the florets for 1 minute.

Pour the minced cauliflower into the center of a dish towel, wringing the excess moisture from the

cooked cauliflower into a bowl or sink.

 (The drier it is, the better, because you don’t want a soggy cauliflower bun)


Move the cauliflower to a small mixing bowl, and stir in the pepper jack cheese, egg, garlic salt, pepper, and cilantro.

Place a sheet of greased parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Shape your cauliflower crusts however you want them on the parchment paper.

(I’m not that creative, so I did circles.)

Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 16 minutes or until edges have browned.


Let cool for 1 minute.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a pan on medium heat. Gently place one cauliflower bun on the pan, then stack 2 slices of cheese before adding the second bun. Flip until cheese is melted. Repeat with the next two cauliflower buns.

Serve immediately.


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