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Cheesy Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Tater Tots

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 20

Easy and delicious baked tots made with cauliflower and filled with cheese and buffalo sauce! MORE + LESS -

Macheesmo Macheesmo
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

3
cups shredded cauliflower (about 1/2 of a large head)
4
oz 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

Steps

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  • 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!
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
3g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Cauliflower tots are even more tasty than tater tots and are easily homemade. They're 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! These start with just plain, raw cauliflower. No need to cook it before making the tots. If you wanted to make these gluten free you could use cornmeal or a gluten free flour like rice flour. 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! Serve these while warm with some extra hot sauce if that’s your thing. Who knew cauliflower could be this good?!

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