Cheesy Cauliflower Tater Tots

Baked cauliflower tots stuffed with cheese and served with spicy remoulade.



Cauliflower Tots:

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped andouille sausage or cooked bacon (optional)
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon each coarse salt, onion powder and garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Spicy Remoulade:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill pickles
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Place cauliflower florets in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely ground. Place in a glass bowl and microwave 3-4 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a large kitchen towel and squeeze to drain water. Place back into the glass bowl.
  3. Whisk in eggs, cheese, sausage, breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper until very well combined.
  4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon mixture and roll it into tator tot shape with your hands. Place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining mixture and place tots about 2 inches apart. Bake 15-18 minutes, until tots are firm and golden brown. Allow to slightly cool.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, hot sauce, dill pickles, whole grain mustard and garlic. Serve cauliflower tots with spicy remoulade.


Substitution Tip: Try with chopped ham.


Keywords: tasty, baked, cheesy, healthy, andouille sausage, comfort food, kid friendly