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Cauliflower Tots

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"Tater tots without the taters. Can alter the ingredients: Cheddar and green onion, Mexican cheese blend and chili powder, or bacon and white Cheddar. Let your imagination run wild."
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44 m servings 117
Original recipe yields 6 servings (30 tots)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and cool until easily handled.
  3. Chop cauliflower finely until it is the size of rice grains.
  4. Measure out 2 cups cauliflower "rice" into a large bowl. Add bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, egg, egg white, parsley flakes, minced onion, salt, and black pepper. Form into 30 small logs. Arrange on the lined baking sheet; spray with cooking spray.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from oven, flip, and spray with cooking spray. Continue baking until lightly browned on the other side, 8 to 9 minutes more.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can freeze the tots on a baking sheet until firm, transfer to a plastic bag, and store until ready to bake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 3.4 14.9 8.3 37 258 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made as written down to the cooking time and these turned out perfect. Excellent recipe! I can't wait to try them again using Mexican flavors. Thanks for sharing!

Most helpful critical review

Terrible awful I will not make again

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Made as written down to the cooking time and these turned out perfect. Excellent recipe! I can't wait to try them again using Mexican flavors. Thanks for sharing!

Small head of cauliflower yielded 3 cups so 2 whole eggs were whisked together with basil, oregano and seasoned salt and the rest of recipe. Plus 1/4 C more of bread crumbs were added. The baki...

Terrible awful I will not make again

I followed the recipe and we loved them! I am so excited, as I'm trying really hard to find healthier choices instead of potatoes and rice. One note: I made the mistake of using dried onion flak...

I added garlic cause that's how I roll. They were delicious and I will definitely make them again. I also cheated a little and started with frozen, riced cauliflower. I didn't spray them with...

These were so easy and tasty! This was the recipe that had the fewest ingredients that came up when I googled cauliflower tots. My Panko crumbs had Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs, so I omitte...

Easy to make; took a little more time than I expected. Next time I'll steam the cauliflower the night before to save time! I used a large head of cauliflower and the yield was suffice for my fam...

This reminds me of the cauliflower pizza crust I've made. My 7 year old grandson loves that. I can't wait for hom to try these. These are very flavorable and easy to make, much better than the g...

we made this today. we substituted the parsley, and other spices for Johnny's garlic spread which we love as a family. we did not love this. it tasted odd. I love raw cauliflower but this was ...