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Cauliflower Tots

Rated as 4.15 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!

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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!

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...

Terrible awful I will not make again

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...

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...

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...

These are great! I used my food processor to make the cauliflower "rice". It worked like a charm. I also followed the advice of some of the reviews to add more flavor, using a garlic/herb spi...

I didn't have bread crumbs so I used small oatmeal flakes and it worked great ! ;-) I added cheddar and green onion as well. You can use herbs or spices to give it more depth and make it your...