Baked Cauliflower Tater Tots recipe

Baked Cauli-Tots

Cheesy, crispy, so amazingly good that they'll easily replace those other tots as your family's favorite side dish.
Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keyword cauli tots
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings, 6 tots each (makes 24 tots)
Calories 198kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 3 cups shredded cauliflower (about half of a head. See Note.)
  • 4 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal or bread crumbs or ground oats also work
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • a few grinds black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Spray a mini muffin tin with oil or cooking spray.
  • Place the shredded cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess moisture.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix together thoroughly. I like to use a fork.
  • Using a spoon or scoop, divide the mixture between the muffin cups and press down firmly into the cups.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before running a knife around the edge to pop the tots out of the muffin tin.



You can use the shredding attachment for a food processor or a hand grater.


Serving: 6tots | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 57.8mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 1.2mg