Recipe Box, Cauliflower Fritters

Here’s why you might just love this recipe

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It’s different, it’s easy, it’s healthy and it’s good!

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You can also use it for a pizza crust!


Cut up the cauliflower and roast it until it’s almost done


See, it’s just starting to get dark around the edges.  It’s cooked but not mushy


Transfer cauliflower to a blender or food processor and pulse to chop


Transfer it to a mixing bowl with a beaten egg


Add cheese.  Mixture will just hold together


form into patties and place on a silpat lined baking sheet


Place in a 400 degree oven and bake until golden and darkening around the edges


Garnish with a little green onion, and sour cream if you like,  and serve as a side dish with steak, BBQ, or Fish!

cauliflower fritters

Cauliflower Fritters

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 fritters


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small flowerettes
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 oz grated Parmesan
  • 1-2 oz grated Manchego cheese*
  • olive oil salt & pepper
  • chopped green onions for garnish
  • sour cream optional


  • Toss cauliflower with olive oil and salt and pepper on a cooking oil sprayed foil lined baking pan.
  • Roast at 400 for 20 minutes or until just golden, soft but not mushy.
  • Place cauliflower in a food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped. Beat egg in a mixing bowl.
  • Add chopped cauliflower and 1 oz of each cheese. Stir with a fork to form dough, adding more cheese if possible while still leaving enough moisture so mixture will hold together.
  • Form into palm sized patties. Mixture might seem a little loose, but it will hold together on the pan. Place patties on a sil pat lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 for 10 more minutes or until golden and starting to darken at the edges
  • Serve with green onions and sour cream, or top with pizza toppings and return to oven to heat through.


*be sure to use a flavorful cheese like Manchego, Smoked Gouda or Gruyere and a good Parmesan because that is where your flavor comes from
Keyword baked cauliflower, cauliflower fritters, caulifower

For pizza, follow directions as listed then top with sauce and any other ingredients you like and return to oven for another few minutes until toppings are heated through

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10 Responses to “Recipe Box, Cauliflower Fritters”
  1. Marigene says:

    The fritter recipe couldn’t have popped up at a better time…I have a large bag of cauliflower from Costco that needs to be eaten…once again, thanks for coming to the rescue, Jenna!
    Enjoy the weekend.

  2. CoziNest says:

    I was just thinking the other day that we’ve gotten into a “sides rut”. We have a salad, baked potato, slaw or green beans with just about every meal. You’ve inspired me to get out of our rut and into the kitchen with you!

  3. Awesome! I just bought cauliflower today — this is perfect.

  4. Mary says:

    Fritters sound like a great way to enjoy cauliflower Jenna! I need to try cauliflower as a pizza crust 🙂 Hope your Memorial Day is full of good food and fun!

  5. Love these! We have potato allergies in the house, so I’m always looking for alternatives. These look delicious!

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Cauliflower Fritters are such a great idea and look so good. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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