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Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

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Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 20
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Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

Easy and delicious baked tots made with cauliflower and filled with cheese and buffalo sauce!

Ingredients

3
cups shredded cauliflower (about 1/2 of a large head)
4
ounces sharp cheddar cheese
1
large egg
1/2
cup all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons Buffalo hot sauce, plus more for serving
Pinch of salt
Vegetable oil for baking pan

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a food processor, pulse raw cauliflower until it’s finely shredded.
  • 2 In a medium bowl, stir together shredded cauliflower with grated cheese, egg, flour, hot sauce and a pinch of salt. If the mixture is very wet and doesn’t hold its shape, add more flour by the tablespoon until desired consistency is reached.
  • 3 Lightly oil a baking sheet and measure out heaping spoonful-sized balls onto the sheet. Don’t worry too much about shaping them, but do leave some space between each ball. You should get 20-25 tots.
  • 4 Bake the tots for 15 minutes until lightly crispy on the bottom. Then flip and bake for another 15-20 minutes until very crispy. Remove tots and serve with extra hot sauce!
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Cauliflower tots are even more tasty than tater tots and are easily homemade.

As prepared by Macheesmo,

Something fun for your next party – give 'em a try!

Cauliflower is my new magic vegetable. I love the subtle flavor, but more importantly I love how versatile it is. It can be steamed, fried, baked, grilled, and stir-fried.

But it can also be shredded and made into little tots. These are like some sort of crazy mashup between tater tots and veggie chips… mixed with buffalo sauce and cheese.

They only have a few ingredients, but I guarantee they won’t last long and people will want the recipe!

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

These start with just plain, raw cauliflower. No need to cook it before making the tots.

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

Cut up the cauliflower into big chunks and pulse it well in a food processor until it’s completely shredded. Then stir that together with cheese and an egg for some binder.

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

Add a dash of hot sauce to the mix and enough flour to hold the mixture together. This will probably be around 1/2 cup, but it’s possible you might need to add a little more.

If you wanted to make these gluten free you could use cornmeal or a gluten free flour like rice flour.

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

Stir these together well and preheat your oven to 400ºF. Lightly oil a baking sheet and measure out the tots using heaping spoonfuls.

You should get 20-25 tots per batch. Don’t worry too much about shape at this point as they'll cook into rounds no matter what. Just make sure they have some room between each tot!

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

These need to get really crispy to be good. Bake them for 15 minutes on the first side and then flip them and bake for another 15-20 minutes until they're golden brown and crispy.

 

Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

Serve these while warm with some extra hot sauce if that’s your thing. Who knew cauliflower could be this good?!

 

Nick wants you to make these so he doesn’t have to share! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon Profile.

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