Cheesy Cauliflower Tots | Must-Try Keto Goodness!

Match Made in Heaven

 

My last memory of eating tater tots is getting tachos (tater tot nachos) in a dingy bar in San Francisco, and the experience was glorious! The combination of spices, cheesy goodness and tots is a match made in heaven. Naturally, you’re wondering how to re-create this experience on a keto diet… and the answer is cheesy cauliflower tots!

 

This is one of my favorite recipes to make because it is very hands on. You get shape the tots any way you like which means you can make smaller balls, large squares (like hash browns!) or stick to the original tot shape. We wanted to create as authentic of an experience as we could to our San Francisco tachos experience so we stuck to the tot shape:

 

cheesy-cauliflower-tots-forming

The Fun Part:

 

Placing them in the heated coconut oil and watching them cook up is the real fun part! Although they shrink a bit they hold their shape perfectly. They crisped almost immediately and as soon as I saw the golden brown color my mouth began to water! Just from the color you’ll know when to flip them, but incase you are unsure give them about 3-4 minutes on each side. If you feel like going the extra mile you can stand them up on their sides to crisp up every inch of cauliflower!

 

cheesy-cauliflower-tots-cooking

The Best Part:

 

As I’m sure you guessed, the best part was actually eating them while they were still hot. The cheesy cauliflower tots tasted as good as they looked and probably even better than you’d imagine so do yourself a favor and go make them! Let us know what you think and share with us any variations you make on this recipe – we’d love to hear from you☺️

 

If you’re ever in San Francisco and want to check out the bar that inspired this recipe head to
Bullit
for a good time!

 
Crispy, cheesy, low carb cauliflower tots!
 
This recipe yields 20 tots at 2 servings


Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 279
Fat: 23g
Carbs: 5.5g
Fiber: 2g
Net Carbs: 3.5g
Protein: 12.4g

(Calories include 2tbsp coconut oil used for cooking)
 


Other Fresh Dishes

Spicy Almond Tofu
 Almond Tofu
 
Broccoli Bacon & Cheddar Griddle Cakes
keto griddle cakes

 


cheesy-cauliflower-tots
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 30 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 30 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
cheesy-cauliflower-tots
Cheesy Cauliflower Tots
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 30 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 30 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp Oregano We use this!
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder We use this!
  • 1/4 tsp Onion powder We use this!
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (for skillet/pan) - We use this!
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Break up cauliflower into chunks and pulse in a food processor
  2. Place pulsed cauliflower into a bowl and microwave the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes. Let cool and squeeze out excess water using hand towel.
  3. Now, combine all the ingredients.
  4. Using your hands create tots to your preferred size
  5. Heat skillet or pan to medium-high heat and drop in two tablespoons of coconut oil
  6. Gently place all your tots in the heated oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy.
  7. Enjoy while still warm!

2 Comments on “Cheesy Cauliflower Tots | Must-Try Keto Goodness!

  1. “Place pulsed cauliflower into a bowl and combine all the ingredients”
    “Microwave the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes. Let cool and squeeze out excess water using hand towel.”

    Microwave cauliflower separately, cool, and THEN mix in the remaining ingredients?

    1. Hi Jen! Yes, I apologize and have corrected the instructions to reflect the mistake. Microwave pulsed cauliflower, let cool, squeeze out excess water, and then combine all the ingredients! Thanks for reaching out 🙂

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