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Easy Cauli-Tots

Baked Cauliflower Tots

  • Author: smileyspoints
  • Yield: 4 1x


A delicious potato alternative.


  • 2 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup onion (minced or 1/4 c. onion powder)
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (can substitute with gluten-free bread crumbs)


  1. To cook the cauliflower florets, steam a little over 2 cups riced cauliflower over a 1/3 cup water covered for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender but not mushy, then drain well and dry on paper towel. Using a knife, finely chop and set 2 cups aside.
  2. Preheat air fryer or Ninja Foodi to 375°F using the air fry option on the Foodi.
  3. Spray the nonstick air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture in your hands and roll into small ovals.
  6. Place in the air fryer basket air fry at 375 for 10 minutes turning halfway through cooking until golden.
  7. Makes about 32 – 34 tots.


serving size about 8 tots

  • Category: Side Dish, Snack