Cheesy Cauliflower Tater Tots

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Baked cauliflower tots stuffed with cheese and spices and served with spicy dipping sauce.


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Cauliflower Tots:

  • 12-ounce bag of frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon each coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Spicy Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill pickles
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Steam the bag of riced cauliflower according to package directions. Let slightly cool before handling.
  3. Transfer the steamed riced cauliflower to a large kitchen towel and squeeze to drain water. Transfer the dried cauliflower rice to a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Whisk in eggs, cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper until very well combined.
  5. Scoop about 1-2 tablespoon(s) of the cauliflower mixture and press then roll into tator tot shape with your hands. Place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining mixture and place tots about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes, until tots are firm and golden brown. Allow to slightly cool.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the dipping sauce ingredients until well-combined.


Recipe Alteration Tip: Add a few tablespoons of cooked chopped bacon, if desired.


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