Cauliflower Tots

by Karen Ekstrom

An easy, tasty, HEALTHY snack!

By Mary Claire Ekstrom


2 cups cauliflower florets

1 cup minced onion

½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese

½ tsp. garlic salt

½ tsp pepper

½ cup bread crumbs

1 tbsp. minced cilantro

Optional: Ketchup, Ranch dressing


Microwave 2 cups of cauliflower florets 10-12 minutes or until soft.

Pour softened florets onto cutting board and mince finely with a knife.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Pour minced cauliflower into a medium mixing bowl. Stir in onion, pepper jack cheese, garlic salt, pepper, bread crumbs, and cilantro.


Shape 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture into an oval shape with your hands and place on a greased baking sheet.

Put the sheet on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the tips begin to brown.


Then, flip the tots.


Place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Let cool for 2 minutes, then serve with ketchup or ranch dressing.


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Gaby January 3, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I prepared these today for tomorrow’s lunch. They smelled so good that my husband couldn’t wait until tomorrow, he really liked them! I’ve been trying out new recipes to vary our side dishes and veggies, and this will definitely be added to our rotation. I did do some modifications. I added one egg to the mixture because the tots wouldn’t hold. Also, I used shredded mozarella (instead of pepperjack)and garlic powder and sea salt (instead of garlic salt) because that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for the recipe!

Karen Ekstrom January 3, 2016 - 10:13 pm

Gaby, I’m glad you like the cauliflower tots! They’re a hit in our family. You can make all kinds of variations to the recipe and they still turn out good~ Enjoy!


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