Katie Austin

Air Fryer Cauliflower Tots

Air Fryer Cauliflower Tots

This air-fried dish is the perfect nutrient-dense snack – especially if you don’t know what to make with your leftover cauliflower! I promise everyone will love these bite-size treats! It’s the perfect thing to make as an appetizer, for a sports game, or as a fun snack! And when you serve this, nobody will even know that it’s cauliflower 😉


12 oz. of cauliflower 

1/4 cup flour, to thicken

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 egg 

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 

The recipe:

Prep your cauliflower by cutting off the stem and into pieces so it tenderizes faster.

Add your cauliflower to a pot of boiling water. Approximately 6-8 minutes, you don’t want it too tender.

Strain your water out of the cauliflower and mash very lightly with a masher or fork. Once mashed, dice into small pieces. 

Add your chopped pieces to a towel and squeeze out the excess water.

Once all the water has been pressed out, add your pressed cauliflower, flour, cheddar cheese, onion powder, and garlic salt to the bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine!

After thoroughly mixed, shape into “tot form.” 

Add to the air fryer for 8-10 min at 400 degrees or until golden brown on the outside.

I just used chipotle aioli for my dip because I wanted that kick of spice but also pairs soooo well with ranch!! Enjoy! xx