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stacked cauliflower grilled cheese

4 Ingredient Cauliflower Bread

A minimum of 3 ingredients is all you need to make these gluten free, grain free bread! 
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower bread, cheese bread, gluten free bread, keto bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 67kcal
Author Charisse Yu


  • 1 piece Medium size cauliflower large stem removed, or store bought riced cauliflower (1 lb.)
  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ sprig Rosemary chopped fine (optional)
  • ¼ tsp optional, chopped chives (optional)


  • 1.Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Remove the large stems of the cauliflower, cut it into small pieces. Using a food processor, work the cauliflower florets into rice size pieces. (Skip this step if using store-bought riced cauliflower)
  • Place the cauliflower pieces on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread the florets thin. Bake at 350F. for 10 minutes, then stir the pieces around to ensure even cooking, and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let the cauliflower cool a bit.
  • Squeeze out any remaining liquid with cheese cloth. You want to get as much liquid out as possible.
  • Preheat the oven to 425F.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg till yolk and white is mixed. Add the egg, cheese and herbs (for flavor) into the cauliflower, and stir till a paste forms. This will be your batter to make the bread.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment. Lightly spray the parchment. Portion the pasted into roughly 100g pieces, and arrange them evenly on the tray. With your fingers, or a spoon, shape each pile into a flat, rustic square shape. Each one is about ¼ inch thick. You should be able to get around 6 pieces of squares from the paste. Place the squares evenly across the tray, so they are not too close to each other, and will bake more evenly that way.
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 16-20 minutes till the “bread” pieces are golden brown.
  • Take the tray out and let the “breads” cool down. Patience is needed here. Trying to move them while hot till cause them to fall apart.
  • After waiting patiently, remove the cauliflower sandwich breads from the trays.
  • Add mozzarella cheese if desired and broil until cheese is melted.



Tip: Make sure you don't miss these steps: 
  • Removal of liquid after baking the cauliflower.
  • Allow it to cool after baking shaped bread, otherwise it will break!
  • If adding mozzarella cheese for a grilled cheese effect, use a square of cheese slightly smaller than the bread. Otherwise it will be an excess of cheese.
You can also just save time by using the microwave for the first step of baking.Place the cauliflower pieces in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove the bowl using gloves, stir with a spatula and let some steam escape. Microwave for another 3 minutes, stir again, the cauliflower rice should look drier now. Place it back and cook for another 3 minutes. Lots of the moisture should have escaped, and this would help the  cauliflower pieces stick together to form a “bread” later. You can skip the removal of liquid since the microwave takes care of that.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg