Cauliflower Tots

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
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.
5 from 1 vote


  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked cauliflower approximately one head of cauliflower (see note)
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (see note)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.


For the cooked chopped cauliflower, first boil cauliflower 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 the photo in the post.

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Tots
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.8g15%
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.7g
Cholesterol 80.8mg27%
Sodium 502mg22%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6.9g29%
Sugar 6.9g8%
Protein 14.9g30%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 195.5mg237%
Calcium 240mg24%
Iron 2.5mg14%
Net Carbs 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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.

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