From one of our favorite books, It’s A No Grainer (Jan/Feb 2023), this grain-free, low-carb bread is a tasty and satisfying alternative. Great as an appetizer to dip in marinara or as a simple side dish. Makes 10-12 servings.


  • 1 large cauliflower head (7-8” wide) or already-riced cauliflower
  • ¼ cup egg whites from 2 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups cheese: mozzarella, cheddar or manchego (goat)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning or any dried herbs like rosemary, basil, parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375ºF. 

Rinse cauliflower, remove outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife. Place florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine. If using already riced, follow directions on the package for preparation. Packaged riced cauliflower is uncooked, so once prepared, skip the next step and work on cooling it down before eliminating liquid.

When using fresh cauliflower that you have riced, place in an ovenproof baking dish and bake for 20 minutes. Removed cooked cauliflower from the oven and transfer to a bowl lined with a tea towel (paper towels work well too).

Let the cauliflower cool down until it is safe to touch, about
15 minutes. Fold the towel, holding the ends, and squeeze out the liquid. I squeezed out 1 cup of liquid. Do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out of the cauliflower “ball.” Be patient.

Increase oven to 450ºF. Transfer cauliflower to mixing bowl along with egg whites, ½ cup cheese, herb seasoning, black pepper, pinch of salt and mix to combine.

Place the cauliflower mixture onto a well-greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Flatten with your hands into an approximately 9 x 7-inch rectangle and ¼-inch thick. Bake for 18 minutes; remove from oven and top with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes and then broil until cheese turns golden brown.

Cut into 12 sections and serve hot with warm marinara sauce for dipping if desired.

Roger’s It’s a No Grainer features over 180 delightfully gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb and keto-friendly recipes and is available on Amazon. For more information, visit

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