Guys, today I made something awesome.
Awesome as in, literally awe-inspiring and awe-amazing.
But let’s start from the beginning. Almost three years ago I created what has become the most popular (and copied) recipe on this blog, my worldwide famous Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese.
A recipe that made headlines and sparked obsession around the entire globe. If you don’t believe me, read here
So today I decided the time was ripe to make something as incredible as my cauli crust grilled cheese.
Enters the Zucchini Crust Grilled Cheese.
What I did here was basically to use shredded zucchini instead of riced cauliflower to make the bread slices.
Simple as that. The result is awesome.
Green sliced of zucchini “bread” (made of shredded zucchini, mozzarella, Parmesan, and seasoning) that are perfect for making a grilled cheese.
And since they’re made with veggies ergo low-carb, gluten-free, and healthy as a green juice, you’re free to indulge in the cheese, something I always do.
Would you believe me if I say that this Zucchini Crust Grilled Cheese is as awesome as my Cauli Crust Grilled Cheese?
No? Then try it and see for yourself.
Makes 2 grilled cheese sandwiches
4 cups shredded zucchini
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
⅓ cup / 3 oz / 85 gr sharp cheddar cheese, grated/shredded, at room temperature
Zucchini crust “bread” slices
Preheat oven to 450°F (220°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and liberally grease it (alternatively use a silicone baking mat). Set aside.
Place shredded zucchini in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high for 6 minutes. Transfer to a dishcloth (or tea towel) and twist it to squeeze as much moisture as you can. This is very important. The zucchini need to be dry, otherwise you’ll end up with mushy dough, impossible to use as slices of bread.
In a bowl mix zucchini, egg, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Spread cauliflower mixture onto the lined baking sheet and shape into 4 squares.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let cool 10 minutes before peeling them off the parchment paper (be careful not to break them!)
Assemble grilled cheese
Heat a pan over medium heat.
Butter one side of each slice of zucchini crust bread (preferably the top part).
Place one slice of bread in the pan, buttered side down, sprinkle with the cheese and top with the remaining slice of cauliflower crust bread, buttered side up.
Turn the heat down a notch and cook until golden brown, about 2 to 4 minutes.
Gently flip and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 to 4 minutes.
One zucchini “bread” slice yields 155 calories, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, and 10 grams of protein.