This is a healthy side dish to add to your next breakfast, lunch or dinner. These Cheesy Cauliflower Tots are delicious and a great substitute to regular tater tots.
It's amazing how much stuff you can do with cauliflower. Substituting them for potatoes is one of the best ways to use it.
I used nutritional yeast to give it a “cheesy” flavor plus it's full of B vitamins that we need for optimal health. I threw in some Turmeric as I try to do with most recipes that are fitting so we can get those powerful benefits as well.
I had some extra cauliflower left over so I wanted to see if I could make them more cheesy and I did just that. Check out the Even Cheesier Cauli-Tots.
If you can't decide which Cauli-Tots to make here is some guidance. If you're more of a “potato-y texture” person than THIS is the recipe for you.
If you're a “cheese lover & texture” person than you might like the Even Cheesier Cauli-Tots best. Either way they're both delicious and good for you too.
I baked these in the oven, but they also worked in my food dehydrator. You have to leave them in there longer… about 4 hours to get them crispy.
I stored them in the fridge and freezer. They were so good, they went pretty quick! I reheated both versions in my dehydrator. They tasted just as scrumptious and held up well. The oven would work to reheat as well.
"Cheesy" Cauliflower Tots
- 1 1/2 Cup Cauliflower (finely chopped) (about half of a head)
- 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 1/2 tbsp Cornmeal (I used yellow cornmeal)
- 1 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
- 3 tbsp Water (this is to mix with the ground flax)
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/8 tsp Turmeric
- 1/8 tsp Ground Mustard
- 1/8 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350. First make a flax egg by combining the ground flaxseed and water in a small bowl. Set aside.
- To chop the cauliflower, pulse the florets in the food processor until it resembles rice - just like making cauliflower rice. Remove the cauliflower and measure out 1 1/2 cups. Then place it in a dish towel and squeeze out the extra moisture over the sink.
- Put the chopped cauliflower in large bowl and mix together with the rest of the ingredients including the flax egg.
- Scoop out little balls, forming them in a tot like shape and place them on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure they aren't too high. After placing them on parchment paper, I pushed down on each one to flatten just a bit.
- Put them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Then flip them over for another 15 minutes. You want them to be golden with a crisp texture.
- Take out and let cool for a few minutes before serving. Store in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy!
BENEFITS OF THIS RECIPE:
- Contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients.
- Helps your bodies ability to detoxify.
- Boosts brain and heart health.
- Loads of Antioxidants and Cancer fighting properties
- Assists in lowering blood pressure and improving kidney function.