French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

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French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Ooey-gooey cheesy bread gets an extra dose of vegetables (and more creaminess) from steamed cauliflower. Use this mixture for your next grilled cheese sandwich.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 piece)


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5 ounces whole-grain French bread, halved lengthwise
1 cup fresh cauliflower florets
1/3 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
1 1/2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat broiler to high.

2. Place bread, cut side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 1 1/2 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted.

3. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket over simmering water; cover and steam 8 minutes or until very tender. Place stock in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until warm. Place cauliflower and stock in a food processor; process until smooth. Add cheese; process until combined.

4. Spread cauliflower mixture over bread halves; broil 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut into 4 pieces; sprinkle with pepper.

Created date

August 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 7.8 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 288 mg
Calcium 175 mg
Sugars 2 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g