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Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

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When you’re craving a warm, cheesy, satisfying snack, how often do you turn to veggies? Well, if you’re like most of us, probably not very often. But, some warm cheesy goodness would make veggies a whole lot more enticing… Just a little bit of cheddar and parmesan go a LONG way in this healthy vegetarian snack recipe—transforming steamed cauliflower into cheesy cauliflower tots!
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, cheese, tater tots, tots
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings, ~30 cheesy cauliflower tots
Calories 136


  • 2 cups 200g steamed cauliflower florets (3-5 minutes boiling water/microwave)
  • ½ cup 75g diced onion
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup 50g shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3-4 Tbsp 25g grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup 30g bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chives finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a food processor, pulse steamed cauliflower until grated to a rice consistency. Place grated cauliflower on a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to drain water—the more dry the better!
  • Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl and mix with remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste.
  • Spoon out about 2 tsp of mixture and roll it into a tater-tot shape with your hands. Transfer to a sprayed baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tots are golden and starting to brown.
  • Serve warm cauliflower tots with ketchup & enjoy!
  • Best served same day.


Serving: 8cheesy cauliflower tots | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g