I'm on a continual quest to work in more vegetables into our eating routine and these cheesy veggie sticks are my newest favorite! You could almost call them bread sticks although there is now flour or wheat in them - just veggies, egg, cheese, and spices. The other bonus is that they are quick and easy to make. Here is how this comes together and the recipe is listed below!
First start with cauliflower that is pulsed to about the size of rice. You can find this in the produce section of some grocery stores, with the frozen vegetables, or you can pulse cauliflower in the food processor until it is about the size of rice. If needed press the cauliflower with paper towels to remove excess water.
Then mix in the eggs, cheese, and garlic powder. The mixture will thicken and be 'dough' like.
Next line a baking dish with parchment paper and transfer the dough to the pan.
Then press the 'dough' into the pan and spread it evenly throughout the pan.
Bake it for 25 - 30 minutes, until the mixture is golden brown and starts to get crispy. Note: Depending on how much water is in the cauliflower, you may need to bake it longer to get it nice and crispy, if needed, bake longer until the top is golden brown.
Then top with remaining Parmesean cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Cheesy Veggie Sticks
Serves 6 - 8
4 cups cauliflower, pulsed into the size of rice
1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon garlic powder
optional: sea salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix the cauliflower, 1 cup of the Parmesan cheese, eggs, and garlic powder together.
Prepare a 9" x 13" baking dish or small sheet pan with parchment paper and transfer the cauliflower mixture to the prepared pan.
Press the mixture evenly through the pan and bake for 25 -30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Cool and then cut into strips to serve.