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Baked Cauliflower Tots

Baked Cauliflower Tots

By Traeger Kitchen

You don’t have to sacrifice taste when eating healthy. Let our signature wood-fired flavor elevate this baked cauliflower tots recipe.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 Head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 eggs
1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs
3/4 Cup cheddar cheese
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoon chopped chives
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
As Needed Canola oil


  • 1

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place cauliflower florets into boiling water and cook 5 to 7 minutes until tender.

    • 1 Head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • 2

    Strain and place florets directly into an ice bath until cool. Strain again when cool and place florets into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower resembles rice. Process the florets in batches to get an even texture.

  • 3

    Place cauliflower rice on a double layer of cheesecloth and twist it up into a ball. Squeeze excess water (make sure you remove as much as possible) and transfer cauliflower rice to a large bowl.

  • 4

    Add remaining ingredients and mix to combine. If mixture seems too wet or dry, adjust with an additional egg or more panko breadcrumbs until the mixture stays together.

    • 2  eggs

    • 1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs

    • 3/4 Cup cheddar cheese

    • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

    • 3 Tablespoon chopped chives

    • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder

    • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder

    • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 5

    Form the cauliflower mixture into desired shape and place on a sheet tray. Transfer the sheet tray to the fridge and let the tots rest for 30 minutes (this will help them keep their shape and stay together).

  • 6

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 375℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 7

    Clean the hot grill grate with a grill brush then brush the grate with canola oil. Place the tots directly on the grill grate along the edges.

    • As Needed Canola oil

  • 8

    Cook the tots for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Resist the temptation to move them around too much or too early.

  • 9

    For the best results, remove them one at a time as they finish.

  • 10

    Serve with your favorite dipping sauces. Enjoy!

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