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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
24 mins
total:
44 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
30 tots
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • 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.

  • Chop cauliflower finely until it is the size of rice grains.

  • 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.

  • 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

117 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 14.9g 5% DV; fat 3.4g 5% DV; cholesterol 36.9mg 12% DV; sodium 257.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2017
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 cooking spray cause yuck, that's just too chemically induced. I brushed them lightly with olive oil instead Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/27/2016
Terrible awful I will not make again Read More
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  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
09/01/2017
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 cooking spray cause yuck, that's just too chemically induced. I brushed them lightly with olive oil instead Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2017
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 omitted the parsley. My egg cauliflower blend seemed a little "wet" so I added just a little extra panko crumbs. Taking a suggestion from one of the other reviewers, I rolled the tots in more panko crumbs and deep fried the tots. They were great. Will definitely make these again. My grandson liked them. I told him they were tots, but did not say they were cauliflower. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/27/2016
Terrible awful I will not make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2016
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 baking time increased to 12-15 minutes per side because they were a little bigger. They have the smooth texture of tots inside but I think you would have to deep fry these to get that crispy "tot" exterior. Outer layer is a bit rubbery but worth the less fat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
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 family and leftovers for work the next day. Delicious! I made this gluten-free and it was tasty and easily rolled together despite the lack of gluten component. My stomach was quite pleased! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2018
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 spice, bacon bits and shredded cheddar cheese. I also made an aoli for dipping. Fantastic!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2018
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 own, overall 2 thumbs up ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2018
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 flakes instead of real onion so my miss was dry and I really had to work to get things to hold together. Next time I'll use fresh onions! Read More
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