To make the low carb grilled cheese sandwich more of a meal, you can add in some ham or bacon. Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are what my husband prefers. I make his with sharp orange cheddar.

Normally, I would have been all over this keto grilled cheese sandwich. But, I’ve been really good about staying away from dairy. However, I do enjoy a treat of goat cheese on special occasions.

My family doesn’t really eat a lot of cheese or milk. However, we do like to take trips to a local ice cream shop. Unfortunately, they only have sugar free or dairy free and not both in one.

Even though I was a huge cheese-aholic, I was able resist these amazing cauliflower low carb grilled cheese sandwiches. What keeps me away is thinking about all the reasons why I shouldn’t eat dairy.

Riced cauliflower can be used to make bread slices for low carb grilled cheese sandwiches. And, they are a cheesy comfort food that’s simple to make.

 Course Side Dish
 Cuisine American
 Keyword cauliflower bread, keto grilled cheese
 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 17 minutes
 Total Time 27 minutes
 Servings 4 servings
 Calories 503 kcal
 Author Lisa | Low Carb Yum


  • one head riced cauliflower cooked
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar or Edam cheese grated
  • 12 slices mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • dash teaspoon dried thyme
  • ground black pepper
  • butter for greasing
  • fresh parsley for garnishing
US Customary – Metric


  1. Strain excess liquid from cooked cauliflower rice.

  2. Combine riced cauliflower, beaten egg and 1/2 cup of the grated cheese in a bowl then sprinkle some pepper, mustard seed, sage, oregano and thyme. Mix well.

  3. In a slightly greased baking sheet, form cauliflower mixture resembling a slice of bread. This recipe made 4 slices, about ½ inch thick for each slice. More slices for thinner pieces.

  4. Bake cauliflower slices in a preheated oven of 350F for about 10 to 12 minutes.

  5. In a skillet, melt butter at low heat and lay one slice of cauliflower “bread,” cover with slices of mozzarella cheese, sprinkle with the grated cheese, then top with slices of mozzarella cheese and cover with another slice of cauliflower “bread.”

  6. Cover skillet and watch closely as mozzarella cheese melts over low heat. Occasionally check the bottom side to avoid burning. If the heat may seem too low, turn to medium heat but move the queso de bola cauliflower “bread” at the sides then cover the skillet again.

  7. Flip to the other side and continue to melt mozzarella cheese. Edam cheese doesn’t melt quickly so it will just blend with the melted mozzarella cheese. Use a multi-serving wide flat/wide-slotted tongs to safely flip the cauliflower sandwich. I used a multi-serving wide flat/wide-slotted tongs to safely flip the sandwich.

  8. Once mozzarella has melted to your desired consistency, transfer to a plate, garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by and Kirbie Cravings.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Low Carb Keto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 503Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 22g110%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 879mg37%
Potassium 551mg16%
Total Carbohydrates 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A22.9%
Vitamin C84%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.