Blue Cheese Cauliflower Cheesy Bread Sticks with Buffalo Marinara Dipping Sauce

You'll never miss the carbs when you make these tasty breadless sticks and dunk them in a spicy sauce.
Course Appetizer, Side, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower bread sticks, gluten free appetizers, low carb appetizers, recipes with cauliflower
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 70kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the bread sticks:

  • 1 head cauliflower about 2 pounds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese I used Cabot
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

For the Buffalo marinara:


For the bread sticks:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and cut it florets. Place in a food processor and pulse until it is the consistency of rice.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes. You can also steam the cauliflower.
  • Allow the cauliflower to cool until you can handle it, then transfer to a kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Place the cauliflower in a bowl and add the egg, dry mustard, Monterey jack, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a rectangle about 8 x 12 inches and ¼-inch thick.
  • Bake in the oven 15-20 minutes until firm and set in the middle and browned on the edges.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, cut into 12 sticks and separate the sticks slightly.
  • Sprinkle the blue cheese over the sticks. Return the pan to the oven and and bake another 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are browned.
  • Serve with Buffalo marinara sauce for dipping.

For the Buffalo marinara:

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the tomato sauce, garlic powder, Worcestershire and hot sauce, starting with 2 tablespoons and adding more to taste. Bring to a simmer and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve with bread sticks.



Serving: 1piece | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.6mg