These crispy homemade tots are so flavorful, you won’t miss the potato. The cauliflower texture is so similar to the potato, some might even be fooled into thinking these are regular tater tots.
My cauliflower obsession continues. I really love how these turned out. And unlike some of the other recipes where you could still taste the cauliflower, in this one I couldn’t. I actually kind of missed the roasted cauliflower flavor, but these were still super tasty.
Mr. K has his annual physical in a few days, so he’s been more amiable to my healthier substitutions. I’m taking advantage by making as many healthier dishes as possible. He gave this one his seal of approval.
These come out of the oven very crispy, with cheese and Italian seasoning to give them a delicious flavor. The bits of cauliflower felt just like the little bits of potato in my mouth. I’m definitely making this one again.
- 3 cups finely chopped cooked cauliflower approximately one head of cauliflower
- 1 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (see note)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 eggs
To prepare the cauliflower, first boil florets until soft. Then either finely chop with a knife, or pulse a few times in a food processor until it resembles large course crumbs, like photo above.
Add the 3 cups of chopped cauliflower, breadcrumbs, cheese and eggs into a large mixing bowl. Mix with a large spoon until everything is combined.
Preheat oven to 400°F. While oven is preheating, shape cauliflower mixture to form small cylinders, the size of tater tots (about 1-inch long). Make sure to first press the mixture together firmly between your palms before shaping, so that the ingredients hold together. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 15 minutes. Bottom of tots should be brown. Flip tots over and bake for another 10 minutes. If your tots are larger, you may need to bake longer so that they are crispy. Serve with ketchup or other dipping sauce.
If you can't find seasoned panko breadcrumbs, you can use plain ones. Just be sure and season them with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper otherwise the tots won't have much flavor.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.7g
Cholesterol 80.8mg 27%
Sodium 502mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%
Protein 14.9g 30%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 237%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.