Bacon Cauliflower Cheese Sticks

Source: www.southbeachprimal.com
Course: Dinner
Preperation time: 35min
Cooking Time: 45min
Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Energy (KCal)
2 cup(s) Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded 12 12 1 1 13 13 168 168
1 Head Cauliflower 3 3 7 7 0 0 37 37
4 Slice(s) Bacon 0 0 0 0 8 8 72 72
1 To Taste Pepper 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1 To Taste Marinara Sauce, For Dipping 0 0 2 2 0 0 16 16
1 Teaspoon Oregano 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Large Egg(s) 2 2 0 0 1 1 19 19
1 Teaspoon Dried Basil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total: Approximate Nutrition Info, Per Serving: 17 12 23 314
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Instructions

  1. First make cauliflower rice. Separate the cauliflower florets from the stems and throw them in a food processor. Process until you get “grains” the size of rice. (You can also use a cheese grater to get this same effect.)
  2. Steam the rice in a shallow pan with about an inch of water in the bottom for 5 minutes. Strain with a fine mesh strainer (or a strainer lined with cheesecloth.) *Tip: if you aren’t anti-microwaves then you could microwave the rice in a bowl for 6-8 minutes until translucent as opposed to the stove top method. No one’s judging you.
  3. Let rice cool before transferring to a cheesecloth and wringing ALL the excess moisture out. This is a very important step to get a crisp pizza-like crust.
  4. Meanwhile fry up 4 slices of bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel and then crumble up for toppings.
  5. Dump the rice in a bowl and mix in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (saving the rest for topping), 1 egg, and seasonings. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Shape the cauliflower crust into a thin rectangle (about 1/3” thick). Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
  8. Finish topping off the crust with reserved 1 cup mozzarella and any extra seasoning (salt, pepper, or cayenne pepper for a kick). Top with bacon crumbles.
  9. Bake for another 10 minutes until cheese is melted (and golden.)
  10. Cut into bread sticks and serve immediately with warm marinara sauce.
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