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Meatless Monday: Baked Cauliflower Tater Tots

I didn’t abandon you!  I am sorry for not posting in about a month…I was getting ready for vacation, on vacation, and recovering from vacation.  I was with my family in France, Paris and Provence specifically.  I had been to Paris before, but not to Provence and loved every minute of the vacation.  It was filled with tomato burrata salads, rosé, and a lot of Roman ruins.  Now that I am back, you will see regular posts again!  Today’s recipe is baked cauliflower tater tots that are healthy, and a great way to substitute something healthy for something naughty.  Follow the recipe below!

Baked Cauliflower Tater Tots:

2 Cups of Cauliflower Florets 

5 TBSP Flour

1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Large Egg Whites

Salt and Pepper to taste

3/4 Cup Coarse Breadcrumbs (panko) (you can use gluten free breadcrumbs too!)

Cooking Spray

Optional:  Ground Cayenne Pepper

Baked Cauliflower Tater Tot Ingredients

Baked Cauliflower Tater Tot Ingredients

Pulse cauliflower in food processor until it is a fine consistency (“cauliflower rice”) 

Stir flour and cheese into cauliflower

Season with salt and pepper (and cayenne pepper, if using)

Stir in egg whites

Cauliflower Mixture

Cauliflower Mixture

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, allowing the wrap to hang over the edges

Spread the cauliflower mixture into an even layer in the pan

Ready to go into the freezer!

Ready to go into the freezer!

Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is cold

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Spread breadcrumbs on a plate

Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray

Using the plastic wrap, gently remove the cauliflower mixture from the pan

Cut into 36 evenly sized pieces

Cauliflower cut and ready to be rolled

Cauliflower cut and ready to be rolled

Roll the pieces into tater tots, then coat completely with breadcrumbs

Rolling and coating the tater tots

Rolling and coating the tater tots

Place on baking sheet, about an inch apart

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Ready to go into the oven!

Ready to go into the oven!

Bake in oven until browned, about 35-45 minutes

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Baked tater tots!

Baked tater tots!

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Serve as a side with dipping sauce of choice!

Ready to take a bite!

Ready to take a bite!

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Baked Cauliflower Tater Tots
Yields 36
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Cups of Cauliflower Florets
  2. 5 TBSP Flour
  3. 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  4. 2 Large Egg Whites
  5. Salt and Pepper to taste
  6. 3/4 Cup Coarse Breadcrumbs (panko)
  7. Cooking Spray
  8. Optional: Ground Cayenne Pepper
Instructions
  1. Pulse cauliflower in food processor until it is a fine consistency (“cauliflower rice”)
  2. Stir flour and cheese into cauliflower
  3. Season with salt and pepper (and cayenne pepper, if using)
  4. Stir in egg whites
  5. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, allowing the wrap to hang over the edges
  6. Spread the cauliflower mixture into an even layer in the pan
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until the mixture is cold
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  9. Spread breadcrumbs on a plate
  10. Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray
  11. Using the plastic wrap, gently remove the cauliflower mixture from the pan
  12. Cut into 36 evenly sized pieces
  13. Roll the pieces into tater tots, then coat completely with breadcrumbs
  14. Place on baking sheet, about an inch apart
  15. Bake in oven until browned, about 35-45 minutes
  16. Serve as a side with dipping sauce of choice!
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