How To Make Healthy Tots Using Cauliflower: Easy Crispy Baked Tots
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Enjoy this super easy homemade tater tot version that is actually made from Cauliflower!
Recipe type: Appetizer, side dish
Cuisine: american - healthier replacement
Serves: 20
  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked cauliflower (about 1 medium head of cauliflower)
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (be sure they are seasoned)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  1. To prepare the cauliflower, chop and boil florets until soft. These can be larger pieces of cauliflower no need to make them too small. Once slightly soft, drain and finely chop with a knife, or pulse a few times in a food processor until it resembles large course crumbs.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 400F. While oven is preheating, shape cauliflower mixture to form small cylinders that look like tater tots. Make sure to first press the mixture together between your palms before shaping, so that the ingredients stick together better. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes and then 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.
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at