Baby + Me Series: Cauliflower Tots

Cheesy + nutritious in under 30 minutes.


10 ounces (1 small head) of cauliflower, steamed*

1/3 cup cheddar cheese

1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1 egg

2 tablespoons onion, diced

1 tablespoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients listed above. 
  3. Blend until the mixture is mostly chopped, with some texture remaining. 
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, until the top of the tots are golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool slightly, then serve.


*Time-Saving Hack: Purchase organic steam-in-bag cauliflower at your local supermarket.

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