This cauliflower crust grilled cheese is next-level comfort food

cauliflower grilled cheese
Photo: Well+Good Creative
Total Time

10 min

It doesn’t matter how old you are—nothing beats an ooey, gooey grilled cheese. That said, there’s nothing wrong with making a few updates—especially that upgrade it into a healthy dinner.

This grown-up grilled cheese uses a pre-made cauliflower crust that in addition to being gluten-free and keto-friendly, packs an extra serving of veggies and contains just 80 calories. Plus, it “adds a nice crunch while allowing the sandwich to stay chewy on the inside,” notes recipe developer and Well+Good video producer Ella Dove.

The only tricky part is defrosting the cauliflower crust, she says. “Mine cracked the first time I tried it, so I recommend cutting the crust into quarters with a sharp knife and then popping it in the oven for a quick defrost before using it.”

Adding grainy mustard and avocado to classic cheddar cheese elevates the childhood favorite for a more sophisticated palette (and adds more nutrients). Make it on a rainy day or any time you want to satisfy a comfort food craving. Scroll down to watch a video to see how it’s done and to get the recipe.


Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese

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  • Prep Time
    5 minutes
  • Cook Time
    6 minutes
  • Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut the cauliflower crust into quarters and brush with olive oil.

  2. On one quarter of the crust, layer the mustard, cheese, and avocado. Top with the other crust to make a sandwich.

  3. In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add sandwich and cook until underside is browned and cheese has started to melt, about three minutes. Flip and cook until both sides are browned and cheese is melted, about three minutes more.

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