cauliflower tater tots recipe
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“Cheesy” Cauliflower Tater Tots

These gluten-free, dairy-free tater tots make a great snack with any favorite dipping sauce.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cauliflower, tater tots
Servings: 18 tater tots
Author: Mirasol Gomez


  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • ¼  cup onion, finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast (or grated Parmesan)
  • ¼ cup parsley, minced
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ cup almond flour (or gluten-free breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Oil or line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large pot, add cauliflower florets to salted boiling water and cook until fork tender.
  • Strain cauliflower; let sit in fridge until fully cooled. Or place in the freezer to speed up this process.
  • Add coconut oil to a small skillet on medium heat. Add onions; sauté 2–3 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic; sauté 3 minutes, being careful not to let garlic brown. Turn off heat, place in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • When cauliflower is cooled, place into a food processor and pulse just until finely shredded, the size of rice. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add nutritional yeast, parsley, salt and pepper, and mix together. Fold in onions and garlic. Add salt to taste, as needed.
  • Add almond flour and egg; mix thoroughly.
  • Form into small tater tots and place on oiled or parchment-lined pan. Bake 15–20 minutes on each side, or until crispy brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.