Oct 30

Cauliflower Tots

Welcome to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Annmarie from the Fit Foodie Mama, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl + Jess from Hello To Fit to create awesome healthy recipes each week! Today’s feature ingredient = Cauliflower!

Why hello! :O I’m currently on another audition rotation and it’s been a ton of fun thus far (despite the fact that I usually don’t even prefer inpatient medicine–I take this as a good sign!)!

The hours have been long (~12 hours/day), and I’m actually going to be working two “14”-hour shifts through the weekend, which means that yes, I will be working through both Halloween and the time change (hence the quotation marks). Ohhh well. Might as well get some practice in before residency starts, right?!

This recipe was also adapted from SkinnyTaste, and is the last of my super-super backdated recipes that’s been sitting in my drafts (I still have >100 drafts going at the moment ._.) for pretty much forever. I made this, along with the Avocado Mango Salsa and the Loaded Santa Fe Baked Sweet Potatoes back in September of last year (also known as the last time I got to go home. ;_; ).

We subbed in Parmesan instead of cheddar because back then, I was under the impression that I hated cheddar cheese. (I’ve since changed my mind, at least when it comes to Cabot’s cheddar cheese! :O Check out Farrah’s Hot Dates!)

Cauliflower Tots



  • 4 cups cauliflower florets, cooked + mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cook cauliflower florets and steam in water, covered, for ~4-5 minutes or until tender. Drain and smash with a fork.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  4. Spoon 1-tbsp of the mixture into your hands and roll into small ovals.
  5. Bake for 16-18 minutes, turning halfway through baking. When they’re a golden color, they’re done!


End-of-Week-ish Recap!

  • I fudged the “Day in the Life” a little this time around and summarized 2 weeks into a single post! Find out what my second Family Medicine audition rotation was like!
  • Approximately 7 years ago, I stepped foot into LUSH for the first (and last) time until earlier this year! 4/5 of the products are still around, so go check out my thoughts on em’! :]
  • I had the opportunity to review Sonali’s newest cookbook, The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook! No, I’m not pregnant (although that does come up as a search term sometimes and somewhat concerns me), but no, you don’t have to be pregnant to try out the lovely recipes in this book!

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  1. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Hehe, so cute! Perfect for dipping KETCHUP!
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    1. Farrah

      Agreed! 😀 I need to make more of these! *-*

  2. Amanda

    Mmm I LOVE cauliflower! These look delicious 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks so much, Amanda! 😀 They were super good!

  3. Susie @ Suzlyfe

    You KNOW I am all over these! YUMMMM
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    1. Farrah

      :D! I can’t wait to make more!

  4. MCM Mama Runs

    My kids actually like cauliflower, so I bet that they would love these! Yum!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I bet they’d love these too! :D!

  5. Autumn

    I have cauliflower in the frig, these look yummy! Def will try!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like em’!

  6. Vicky

    YUM!! I love all things cauliflower and this is going on my must try list…love how easy it seems to make! Thanks Farrah! 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I hope you like em’! <3 Have a great weekend!

  7. rachel @ Athletic Avocado

    these are such a great alternative to regular tater tots!! Yum!
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    1. Farrah

      I can’t wait to make more of em’! They’re such a great snack! 😀

  8. Annmarie

    I really need these tots in my life- they look AMAZING!
    Annmarie recently posted…Caramelized Cauliflower & Herbed Sorghum SaladMy Profile

    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Annmarie! <3! I need to make more! *-*

  9. Sarah

    Love cauliflower, and even more so lately for some reason! These are definitely a must try!
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    1. Farrah

      Hooray! These will be perfect then! ;P

  10. Jess @hellotofit

    Mmm I have a strong feeling that I would INHALE these cauliflower tots!!
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    1. Farrah

      hehehe, we definitely did when we made ours! 😛

  11. Liz @ the Clean Eating Couple

    Ooooh yummy! These would be a good snack for during the football games on Sunday too..
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    1. Farrah

      Indeed they would! 😀

  12. Harriet Emily

    Yummmm!!! I love cauliflower! This is such a great recipe Farrah, and such a great idea to use cauliflower to make tots! So healthy and delicious. Can’t wait to try them!
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    1. Farrah

      Thanks, Harriet! Gotta love throwing veggies into classic favorites! <3

  13. Di

    Great use of cauliflower! It’s almost a low carb version of bubble & squeak. British dish made using left over veggies!
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    1. Farrah

      Ahhh, that sounds like a super awesome dish! I’ve never heard of it before–will have to look up a recipe so I can try making it sometime! :]!

  14. Karen G.

    Oh Yum! I do love recipes that call for things I usually always have in stock..! 😉
    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! I’m always super happy when that happens–hope you like it! :]

  15. Alex

    I love this recipe! Maybe because cauliflower is one of my favorites and I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate it. I’ll totally try it this week or next. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. Farrah

      Yay! Glad to hear that! 😀 I hope you like this recipe!

  16. Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner

    These look amazing! I would have never come up with the idea, and I love tater tots, so I think I would love these!
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    1. Farrah

      I hope you do! 😀 I haven’t had actual tater tots in ages, but after these, I’m not sure I’ll be going back to em’! :O

  17. GiGi Eats

    Always wanted to try and make something like this! Maybe more like cauliflower FRITTERS! With coconut oil and flour 😀
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    1. Farrah

      Ah, fritters! I’ve never made those, but I’ve always wanted to try! 😀

  18. Esther

    Oh my word, I just realized that I did not comment on these…well I did, but in my head, and not here! SO SORRY!!!
    Anyways, they look fantastic! I have 2 more heads of cauliflower in my fridge that I will be cooking with this weekend! Gonna have to try these (sans onions) out!
    Hope your week was fab!
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    1. Farrah

      No worries, Esther! I definitely have moments/complete days where that happens! 😛 I hope you like them, and I hope your week is going swimmingly too! <3!

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