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Cauliflower Fritters

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
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