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3 ingredient Baked Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp oregano optional
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with oil and set aside (you can also use a 12 cup standard muffin tin).

  2. Place cauliflower florets in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. microwave for 7-8 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. This step can also be achieved on the stove top by blanching cauliflower in hot water for 5 minutes. Be sure to drain well.

  3. Place steamed cauliflower in a food processor and plus for just a few seconds or until the cauliflower resembles rice. Remove from food processor, place in a clean dishcloth and squeeze to drain as much water as you can out of the cauliflower.

  4. Place cauliflower in a large bowl, add egg, cheddar cheese, herbs, and salt & pepper. Mix with a spoon until fully combined. Scoop a tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin tin using a cook scoop or by hand.

  5. bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden and the middle is no longer soft. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before removing firm pan. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

If you have muffin pan liners go ahead and use them because they will ensure the cauliflower bites don't stick to the pan.