Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic “Bread”

close up of Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic Bread on parchment paper

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Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic “Bread”

This cauliflower “bread” is a totally wheat free, low carb side dish that tastes amazing and is a seriously delicious way to eat your veggies!

Oh, it's time to cleanse, ladies and gentlemen. After two weeks of vacation, it's time to detox from all the junk food that Mike and I ate (oh Lordy, and drank!) the last two weeks. It's time for a couple of weeks of some cleaner eating and that for me, usually includes cutting out carbs for a while.

While I am most certainly not a carb hater, a good cleanse does me a world of good. I feel better after only a few days in, my energy starts to return and I feel so much better. I don't stay eating like this but revert back to eating carbs again in a couple of weeks. Believe it or not, I'm not a huge carb eater, excepting of course, my sweet tooth. We eat protein for breakfast, usually a salad for lunch (this why I have so many bean breakfast dishes and salad recipes on this site!) and then dinner is carbs and a dessert if I have made one that day. I feel better when I keep the carbs to a minimum and the protein high, with of course, desserts and alcohol being my vices.

All bets are off when we travel, of course, so between two weeks of dinners out and alcohol galore I came home craving vegetables.

It got so bad at one point on vacation that Mike and I ate Walmart salads. I am totally serious. The salads in restaurants can be SO over the top and calorie laden with rich additions that twice Mike and I bought salad bowls at Walmart.

I can't believe I just wrote that.

So. I am back to more clean eating – and a little more exacting than usual, since I am trying to detox – and have some recipes to go with it!

This cauliflower “bread” has been on my radar for months now and I will be making more dishes with cauliflower in the coming weeks.You DO have to love cauliflower to like this “bread”, so be warned.

It's not a bread consistency but it IS amazing how it bakes up into a little flatbread-type base that has you eating pure veggies instead of bread.

I am definitely trying this with pizza! (another to-do on my list)

close up of Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic Bread on parchment paper
I honestly can't wait to try a pizza crust with this. What do you think, would ham pizza be ok? Ham and cauliflower usually are a FABULOUS pairing so part of me thinks, heck yes!

The best part of this? My son loved it. He even helped to make it and is a complete lover of cauliflower bread now, something which pleases me immensely. Oh, this finally getting out of the picky eating stage, how I do love it! My daughter tried it, which is miracle enough but my son? LOVES it.

It was so cute, while he was making this he talked about how he wanted to take “home ec” in high school, just like they did in the Archie comics. I had to break it to him that he's been taking home economics for years already, with me, in our kitchen.

He didn't believe me, of course.

spreading and flattening the cauliflower mixture in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

So this is that easy, folks. Shape it… bake it…

baked cauliflower mixture in a baking sheet with parchment paper

Load it up!

baked cauliflower mixture in a baking sheet topped with cheese, onions and bacon

I will definitely be making this again, it satisfied that cheesy craving you get for garlic bread! Well, close, I mean, let's be honest, there's nothing like garlic bread. However, if you are looking for a gluten-free and healthy alternative,this works as well. (of course, watch the other ingredients, like bacon, for the gluten free version)

So..thoughts? Are you on board with all the cauliflower uses, like bread, sauces and rice? Or totally not ever going to touch your plate?

Love you more than chocolate, (well, maybe not right now with this whole cleanse. I really, REALLY want chocolate.)



This cauliflower "bread" is a totally wheat free, low carb side dish that tastes amazing and is a seriously delicious way to eat your veggies! #lowcarb #garlicbread #lowcarbbread

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Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic "Bread"

This cauliflower "bread" is a totally wheat free, low carb side dish that tastes amazing and is a seriously delicious way to eat your veggies!
5 from 6 votes
close up of Fully Loaded Cauliflower Garlic Bread on parchment paper
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Side Dish
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 1/2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 slices bacon normal or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for baking sheet


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the first four ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly distributed.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use the olive oil to grease the parchment paper.
  • Spread and flatten the cauliflower mixture into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick. Make sure the thickness is even. Use your hands to make it a square.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until dried out slightly and browned on the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and and sprinkle the cheese,onions and bacon on top.
  • Return to the oven for another 3-5 minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbling,
  • Remove, cool slightly and slice to serve!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 266mg, Potassium: 361mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 300IU, Vitamin C: 48.5mg, Calcium: 156mg, Iron: 0.9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. angela hammill says

    fantastic flavour!! i never eat my veggies but i sure will this way!!!5 stars

  2. Moira Armstrong Slater says

    This is so good! Have made it several times!

    5 stars

  3. Moira Slater says

    This is a winner!  Made it tonight and loved it!  Thanks for your great recipes!

    5 stars

  4. Carol Gora Caron says

    Looks awesome, and likely taste even better.

  5. Margaret Kufuor-Boakye says

    Will definitely try. Looks and sounds delightful!!!

  6. The Kitchen Magpie says

    LOL! Well, make this and test! I rarely make gluten free.. I know, I’m bad.

  7. Heather Pollock says

    I would like to be your GFree taste tester 🙂

  8. Creative1 says

    Looks very interesting. If I had the ingredients at home I would try it tonight, but I don’t have cauliflower on hand right now. Anyway, I do have one question (it may seem silly), the bacon you added ontop it was pre-cooked right?

  9. Sher says

    as a guest this morning on your website I’m so excited I ran across your site.. as I’m to behave and rest from a heart attack I’m pretty much laying on my bed just entertaining myself on my laptop checking out recipes…I have enjoyed reading your comments about each recipe and am I going to try a few of them… I love this one on the cauliflower garlic bread.. oh my goodness I substituted potatoes one day for cauliflower and made a salad and no on knew it was cauliflower.. it was delicious… it amazes me how many different things you can do with cauliflower.. someone posted a recipe for a baked whole cauliflower.. it looks wonderful to… thank you for all your wonderful ideas and your recipes…

    Ontario.. Canada.. Sherrie..

  10. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Richard, make sure to check out my chicken recipe above as well! It’s SO good!

  11. The Kitchen Magpie says

    I hope that you enjoy it! Let me know!

  12. EnjoyMargarine says

    KitchenMagpie Does look delish! Will definitely be giving this a go 🙂

  13. Richard Reid says

    Thank you for this Karlynn
    I have just been diagnosed as pre-diabetic so this comes at a great time.

  14. ingoodflavor says

    Hi Karlynn! I came across your post on BlogHer and wanted to stop by to say that this looks great. You have convinced me to try cauliflower bread/crust. I would like to make pizza with it to see if I can sneak it by my picky eater husband. Wish me luck!!

  15. Kelcey Howatt says

    Appreciate the gluten free recipe! Thanks!

  16. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Oh geez no stress LOL.What if this is the one that tanks? 😉

  17. The Kitchen Magpie says

    I also wanted to make the measurement exact, because half a head of cauliflower is SO subjective! So it’s 2 1/2 that works.

  18. Holly Nicole says

    I cant wait to try yours- your recipes are always amazing1

  19. The Kitchen Magpie says

    I used less cauliflower with 2 eggs to bind in mine is the seems is the major difference

  20. Holly Nicole says

    here is what I have …. Grate a head of raw cauliflower, strain it as much as possible by squeezing it with your hands.

    2.Then use 2 handfuls of shredded light mozzarella cheese ( but can use daiysa? Vegan cheese too) with 2 eggs.

    3.I then season with sea salt, pepper, minced garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper.

    4.Mix together with hands.

    5.Put evoo on pizza tray and flayed mixture out as much as possible!

    6.Cook for 35-40 min on 350.

    7.Then top with sauce, a cup of cheese or cheese sub and add veggies or whatever topping you want and cook on 350 for another 10-15 min.

    8.Aprox 400 cal a slice if you cut the pie in .

  21. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Try it as the recipe then see if you’d like it as pizza. I don’t get why you’d cook it first, that’s guaranteed soggy! This isn’t Bready but it holds together well!

  22. Holly Nicole says

    Thank you! I am totally trying this, this weekend 🙂

  23. The Kitchen Magpie says

    Raw, no precooking! I would use this for pizza, it turned out seriously great!

  24. Holly Nicole says

    I have made cauliflower pizza before but I had to bland and wring out all the water from the cauliflower, do you precook yours or is it raw for this recipe? thank you

  25. Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley says

    I think I will try this tomorrow night!!! thanks for sharing!

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