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Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Cauliflower Tots

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time42 minutes
Total Time1 hour 7 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 40 tots
Author: Silvia Ribas


  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 6 slices bacon chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp scallion chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 whole egg + 1 egg white
  • salt + pepper to taste


  • Steam cauliflower for 10-12 minutes. Once cooked set aside to completely cool off to reduce moisture.
  • Pile all the slices of bacon on top of each other to make it easy to cut them into 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer the bacon pieces to a hot skillet and cook until browned (about 10 minutes)
  • When cauliflower is cooled, add it to the food processor and work it until the cauliflower turns into grain-like texture.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a large glass bowl. Add remaining ingredients and fold until uniform.
  • Scoop up about 1/2 tbsp of the cauliflower mix into your hands to form into tots. Add each cauliflower tots about 1 inch apart on a greased baking sheet. You will probably need two medium size baking sheet, or one large and one small. This recipe makes about 40 Cauliflower tots.
  • Bake at 375F degrees for 15 minutes then turn them and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot/ warm with catchup or hot sauce.