The Iron You: Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

If you have roughly 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, The Iron You: Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese might be an awesome gluten free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and primal recipe to try. For $2.32 per serving, you get a main course that serves 2. One serving contains 314 calories, 19g of protein, and 21g of fat. It is perfect for The Fourth Of July. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 142664 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of sharp cheddar cheese, egg, ground pepper, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It is brought to you by The Iron You. With a spoonacular score of 87%, this dish is outstanding. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Cauliflower Crust Grilled Chicken and 3 Cheeses Pizza, Cauliflower Cheese Pie With Grated Potato Crust, and Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Spinach and Goat Cheese.

Servings: 2

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield 3 cups of cauliflower rice)

½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr shredded mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup / 3 oz / 85 gr sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded, room temperature

Equipment:

frying pan

oven

baking paper

food processor

baking sheet

microwave

kitchen towels

mixing bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

Dont worry people, Im going to cauliflower crust rehab in a day or so.They say the first step in solving a problem is to admit that you have a problem.So, here it goes: Hello, my name is Mike and Im a cauliflower crust addictHello MikeOver a year ago Ive first tried cauliflower crust and since then Ive been making it at least twice a week. It started out with pizza, then it was calzone, hot pockets, breadsticks and stromboli. I cant seem to stop. I need help!Seriously though, when I made the cauli crust stromboli (about a month ago), I thought that was the end of my experiments with cauliflower crust.Apparently not.But before we move on, let me say this: If youre sick and tired of this cauli crust thing, feel free to leave. Its okay, we can still be friends (or at least I'll pretend to be your friend...)If, instead, youre willing to cope with my cauliflower madness in all its psychotic glory, then I can show you what I believe is one of my biggest achievement with cauliflower crust.I made cauliflower crust grilled cheese! BOOM!At its base, grilled cheese is one of the most simple things ever. Bread, butter and cheese.The basic steps are: butter the bread, place the slice into a heated skillet, sprinkle the cheese, top with another bread slice and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is oozing out.In order to forge a healthier grilled cheese, we need to make some uh-mazing cauliflower crust slices of bread. A bit of work, but totally worth it.It starts with the usual procedure.Ricing the cauliflower, cooking it and squeezing out as much moisture as possible (I know, this part sucks!).Now comes the fun part, aka making the cauliflower crust slices of bread (and I totally agree with you, this a very lame definition of fun!)I like my bread to be squared, which is what I went for, but feel free to use you imagination. Rectangles, rounds, oval....endless possibilities.15 minutes in the oven and voila. We got ourselves 4 awesome slices of cauliflower crust bread.Let them cool and then youre pretty much ready to make your grilled cheese.I have a confession to make, I got a lil carried away with the cheese.Really, you dont need to go overboard like I did; sometimes less is more.But if you do get carried away, dont worry, youre eating two full servings of cauliflower with each grilled cheese. That alone justifies using extra cheese.Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese Print this recipe!IngredientsMakes 2 grilled cheese sandwichesCauliflower crust bread slices1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield 3 cups of cauliflower rice)1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr shredded mozzarella cheese teaspoon fine grain sea salt teaspoon ground black pepperGrilled cheese1 tablespoon butter, room temperature cup / 3 oz / 85 gr sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded, room temperatureDirectionsCauliflower crust bread slicesPreheat oven to 450F (220C) and place a rack in the middle.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally grease it with olive oil. Set aside.In a food processor rice the cauliflower florets (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized).Transfer cauliflower rice (about 3 cups) to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze as much moisture as you can (I usually squeeze out over a cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry, otherwise youll end up with mushy dough, impossible to use as slices of bread.Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl, add egg, mozzarella, salt, pepper and mix well.Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into 4 squares. Place in the oven and bake for about 16 minutes until golden.Remove and let cool 10 minutes before peeling them off the parchment paper (be careful not to break them!)Assemble cauliflower crust grilled cheeseHeat a pan over medium heat.Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower crust bread (preferably the top part).Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.Gently flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.Nutrition factsOne grilled cheese yields 374 calories, 29 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbs and 23 grams of protein.

 

Step by step:


1. Dont worry people, Im going to cauliflower crust rehab in a day or so.They say the first step in solving a problem is to admit that you have a problem.So, here it goes: Hello, my name is Mike and Im a cauliflower crust addict

2. Hello Mike

3. Over a year ago Ive first tried cauliflower crust and since then Ive been making it at least twice a week. It started out with pizza, then it was calzone, hot pockets, breadsticks and stromboli. I cant seem to stop. I need help!Seriously though, when I made the cauli crust stromboli (about a month ago), I thought that was the end of my experiments with cauliflower crust.Apparently not.But before we move on, let me say this: If youre sick and tired of this cauli crust thing, feel free to leave. Its okay, we can still be friends (or at least I'll pretend to be your friend...)If, instead, youre willing to cope with my cauliflower madness in all its psychotic glory, then I can show you what I believe is one of my biggest achievement with cauliflower crust.I made cauliflower crust grilled cheese! BOOM!At its base, grilled cheese is one of the most simple things ever. Bread, butter and cheese.The basic steps are: butter the bread, place the slice into a heated skillet, sprinkle the cheese, top with another bread slice and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is oozing out.In order to forge a healthier grilled cheese, we need to make some uh-mazing cauliflower crust slices of bread. A bit of work, but totally worth it.It starts with the usual procedure.Ricing the cauliflower, cooking it and squeezing out as much moisture as possible (I know, this part sucks!).Now comes the fun part, aka making the cauliflower crust slices of bread (and I totally agree with you, this a very lame definition of fun!)I like my bread to be squared, which is what I went for, but feel free to use you imagination. Rectangles, rounds, oval....endless possibilities.15 minutes in the oven and voila. We got ourselves 4 awesome slices of cauliflower crust bread.

4. Makes 2 grilled cheese sandwiches

5. Cauliflower crust bread slices1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets (should yield 3 cups of cauliflower rice)1 free-range organic egg, lightly beaten cup / 1.7 oz / 50 gr shredded mozzarella cheese teaspoon fine grain sea salt teaspoon ground black pepper

6. Grilled cheese1 tablespoon butter, room temperature cup / 3 oz / 85 gr sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded, room temperature

7. Cauliflower crust bread slices

8. Preheat oven to 450F (220C) and place a rack in the middle.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally grease it with olive oil. Set aside.In a food processor rice the cauliflower florets (it should be evenly chopped but not completely pulverized).

9. Transfer cauliflower rice (about 3 cups) to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 8 minutes, until cooked.

10. Place the cauliflower rice in a tea towel and twist it to squeeze as much moisture as you can (I usually squeeze out over a cup of liquid). This is very important. The cauliflower rice needs to be dry, otherwise youll end up with mushy dough, impossible to use as slices of bread.

11. Transfer the cauliflower rice to a mixing bowl, add egg, mozzarella, salt, pepper and mix well.

12. Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into 4 squares.

13. Place in the oven and bake for about 16 minutes until golden.

14. Remove and let cool 10 minutes before peeling them off the parchment paper (be careful not to break them!)Assemble cauliflower crust grilled cheese

15. Heat a pan over medium heat.Butter one side of each slice of cauliflower crust bread (preferably the top part).

16. Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.Gently flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.Nutrition facts

17. One grilled cheese yields 374 calories, 29 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbs and 23 grams of protein.


Nutrition Information:

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275k Calories
16g Protein
20g Total Fat
7g Carbs
8% Health Score
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Calories
275k
14%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
12g
75%

Carbohydrates
7g
3%

  Sugar
3g
3%

Cholesterol
138mg
46%

Sodium
994mg
43%

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Protein
16g
33%

Vitamin C
63mg
77%

Calcium
321mg
32%

Phosphorus
299mg
30%

Folate
91µg
23%

Vitamin K
22µg
22%

Selenium
15µg
21%

Vitamin B2
0.33mg
20%

Vitamin B12
1µg
17%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
15%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Potassium
471mg
13%

Vitamin A
673IU
13%

Manganese
0.26mg
13%

Fiber
2g
11%

Magnesium
33mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin D
0.77µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.61mg
4%

Copper
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.74mg
4%

covered percent of daily need
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