These Crispy Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Tots are actually baked not fried, low carb and gluten free!
Oven fried cauliflower tots can actually get that crispy outer coating just as if you had fried them! This Cheesy Cauliflower tots are made without grains and looks like a potato puff or some know them as Tater Tots. These look good enough to get even the pickiest of kids to eat them!
I can't help it, but I have an insane desire to fool my kids into eating cauliflower. It's an addiction really. I do it all the time, like in my Bacon Cheeseburger Hidden Cauli Casserole, and the many others that came from that recipe. It's seems they may be catching on to my tricks, but they also don't seem to care and still eat it regardless. So mom is winning here!
These cheesy puffs are an adaption from my Mock Tater Tots in my first cookbook. I added some mozzarella to really give it some substance and that cheese really overpowers the traditional taste of mashed cauliflower, which is good for my kids since they typically hate it.
But it wasn't just for my kids, this recipe was for me. I was craving some carbs like crazy and needed something to curb that craving. I was browsing my cookbook and there it was, adapt and conquer!
Baked versus Fried Cauliflower Tots
You could certainly fry these in oil a few at a time in a hot pan with some avocado oil or coconut oil, but it just seems like more work than needed. Baking at a high temperature really can produce that same kind of outer texture you're looking for.
If you have some no sugar added ketchup, dip these in that or make your own Homemade Ketchup!
Cheesy goodness and baked to perfection! You may have trouble eating just 4 per serving! Be sure to share and don't tell the kids until AFTER they try them, works in my house!
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Keto Cauliflower Tots (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
Crispy Cheesy Cauliflower Tots (Low Carb & Gluten Free)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place steamed cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it resembles crumbs.
- Pour it into a bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients until combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a cookie scoopor about a tablespoon of the mixture, form cylinder shapes.
- I was able to make 32 tots.
- Bake for 15 minutes then flip them over for cook another 5 minutes.
- Cool slightly then enjoy!