Baked Cauliflower Cheddar Bites
Paired with a tomato-based dip, these toasty cheese bites surprise and delight. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and try not to eat them before guests arrive! Recipe Credit: “Gimme Delicious” http://gimmedelicious.com/2016/09/17/3-ingredient-baked-cheddar-cauliflower-bites/
Servings Prep Time
24pieces 10min
Cook Time
12min
Servings Prep Time
24pieces 10min
Cook Time
12min
Ingredients
  • 2cups cauliflower florets*
  • 1cup cheddar cheese(Try the Yancey’s Fancy cheeses for variety!)
  • 1 egg*
  • 1/4tsp Oreganooptional
  • 1/4tsp garlic powderoptional
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with oil (or use liners) and set aside. You can also use a 12 cup standard muffin tin.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. microwave for 7-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. This step can also be achieved on the stove top by blanching cauliflower in hot water for 5 minutes. Be sure to drain well.
  3. Place steamed cauliflower in a food processor and pulse for just a few seconds or until the cauliflower resembles rice. Remove from food processor, place in a clean dishcloth and squeeze to drain as much water as you can out of the cauliflower.
  4. Place cauliflower in a large bowl, add egg, cheddar cheese, herbs, and salt & pepper. Mix with a spoon until fully combined. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin tin using a cook scoop or by hand.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden and the middle is no longer soft. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing from pan. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.