Weight Loss Recipes Baked Cauli-Tots (aka Cauliflower Croquette) Recipe

I’ve seen cauliflower tots in the supermarket and some recipes online and most of them have been a little carbier than I liked and didn’t offer much in the way of protein. I was in the mood to experiment the other day and we really enjoyed what I came up with. It was definitely blog-worthy and will be added to my menu in the future. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

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Shelly’s Baked Cauli-Tots (aka Cauliflower Croquettes) 

2 cups of Fresh Cauliflower, crumbled/riced
2 Tablespoons Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese (like Boursin)
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese, drained
1/4 cup Spelt or Chickpea Flour
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
a few twists of Black Pepper
Bagel Spice/Everything Bagel Seasoning for sprinkling

A few hours before you want to make the tots (or better yet the night before) place the ricotta cheese in a mesh sieve over a bowl (make sure it doesn’t touch the bottom) and place back in the fridge. Discard the liquid that drains. Saute cauliflower in a non-stick pan about 8-10 minutes till golden, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 425, line a baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients including the drained ricotta cheese to the cooled cauliflower (except the Bagel Seasoning.) Stir everything together until well combined and you have a thick dough. Form the dough into about 16, 3″ cylindrical tots, I like double tot length, for more traditional tot size you’ll get 32. Sprinkle with Bagel Seasoning.

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Place on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip, spray the tops of the Cauli-Tots lightly with non-stick spray and bake 15 more minutes or until golden brown.

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Cook’s Note: I used fresh, bagged, pre-riced cauliflower. You could always pulse fresh florets in a food processor till rice consistency too. I wouldn’t suggest frozen for this recipe it’s a little too soft a consistency.

I served the Cauli-Tots with a duo of dips: warmed Tomato Sauce (jarred Rao’s Tomato Basil) and cool Homemade Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip.

Homemade Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
1 teaspoon Dry Buttermilk Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Parsley
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Chives
a few twists of Black Pepper
Salt to taste

Mix till well combined. You can find Dry Buttermilk Powder near regular powdered milk (though it’s not the same) or online. This is basically that supermarket ranch packet mix without all the names you can’t pronounce. If you want to turn it into dressing for salad just thin it with milk, water, or a light vinegar.

These Baked Cauli-Tots (aka Cauliflower Croquettes) would be perfect served with a salad. Great for Meatless Monday or if you have vegetarian pals coming over for lunch or dinner. They reheat in the microwave (losing some crispness but still yummy.)

Other Eggface Favorite Cauliflower Recipes

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 Weight Loss Recipes Baked Cauli Tots (aka Cauliflower Croquette) Recipe

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