Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes are low carb, super tasty, and perfect for lunch or a side dish!
I love cauliflower and discovering new ways to use it for low carb recipes. I started making these Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes a couple of years ago as a low carb alternative to these yummy corn fritters. The first time I made them my family and I couldn’t get enough of them. They are full of flavor and super tasty! We enjoyed them so much, I started making them for lunches, as a side with our favorite meals, and even for breakfast a time or two.
CHEESY CAULIFLOWER PANCAKES
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I do love potatoes, but when I find a way to make something low carb, I will jump on the idea. I saw this recipe on Food.com and modified the ingredients to my liking. I made Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes last week after a tough boot camp workout and felt great eating something low carb after just burning hundreds of calories. If you do not use all of the mix, it refrigerates well until the next day. I love Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes and since I have all of the ingredients, I am going to make them for lunch today!
Want more cauliflower recipes?
- Cauliflower Rice
- Slow Cooker Cauliflower Cheese Soup
- Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks
- Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
- Mini Cauliflower Pizza
- More side dish recipes…
Tools used to make this Cheesy Cauliflower Pancakes recipe
Large Pot: This pot is a kitchen essential for everything from dinner to desserts. I use mine all the time and with proper care, it’ll last for years and years.
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls are perfect for mixing and serving. I love the varied sizes so I always have to right size bowl for all my mixing needs.
Large Skillet: This skillet is my go-to kitchen tool. It’s large circumference and high sides make it perfect for cooking anything from one pan meals to soups and sauces.
- 1 head cauliflower or a 16 oz bag of frozen cauliflower
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1/2 to 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
- Light sour cream for garnish
- Thinly sliced green onions for garnish
- Cut cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water until tender, about 10 minutes.
- Drain and mash the cauliflower while it is still warm.
- Stir in the cheese, eggs, green onions, bread crumbs, cayenne & salt. Adjust seasoning to taste. (Start with the lower amount of cheese, breadcrumbs, cayenne, and salt. Add more as needed for taste and binding the pancake mixture together.)
- Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Form the cauliflower mixture into patties about 3 inches across.
- Cook until golden brown & set, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Serve pancakes on a plate and top with sour cream and more green onion, if desired.
Ok…I’ve seen this on linky parties all week and the idea of cheesy cauliflower pancakes is driving me crazy! Cauliflower and cheesy go together so nicely.
Thank you Michelle! It is a great combination and these are really yummy!
This looks yummy! Please share this at Weekend Kitchen Creations, www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.
Thank you Jennifer! I just shared them over at Weekend Kitchen Creations! Thanks for the invite!
great recipe for our lunch box. will try it next week.
Diane Balch says
What a healthy light meal. Please bring this by foodie friday today. Folks will love it.
Thank you Diane! I brought them over to Foodie Friday! Thank you for the invite!
Terri Walker says
My son and I are trying more and more vegetarian recipes and this looks delis. We’ll give it a try next week.
Thank you Terri! Let us know what you think when you try them!
Ellen Christian says
Sounds like a great lunch to me!
Thank you Ellen! They make a perfect lunch!
Simplee Sue says
Pinned! I’m always looking for new ways to make side dishes of veggies. These look wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you so much Sue! They make a great veggie side dish! Let us know what you think if you try them!
Meghan @makesomethingdaily says
Yum! I love cauliflower and haven’t seen a recipe like this before – I can’t wait to try it out!
Thank you Meghan! Let us know what you think when you try it!
Interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen
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Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com says
Pinning! These sound delicious. 🙂
If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
Thank you Katie! I added them to your link party. Thank you for the invite!
Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says
I’m always looking for interesting ways to have cauliflower since I don’t really like it raw. These are beautiful!
Thank you Loretta! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Kitchen Queen says
who ever says that you can not use cauliflower in more ways its such a fool. there are so many ways to use this humbl vegetable, love it.
Kristi Rimkus says
I saw these on Google+ and they look fantastic. I had to stop by and get the recipe.
madge | the vegetarian casserole queen says
Great recipe! A nice change up from zucchini pancakes. Found you via Lady Behind the Curtain.
Thank you Madge!
I have made these cheesy cauliflower pancakes and even my fussy 7 year old granddaughter loved them. So did we all and I will make them again knowing they will be eaten by the most fussiest of eaters. They are also good for the vegetarians in the family
Yummy! I just pinned and can’t wait to make them! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says
These look fabulous!! I’m make them (if even just for me), but hoping the family would like them too! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday :o)
Elizabeth Sheppard says
This looks so good. I have printed it out and can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it!
Diana Rambles says
Pinned! I want to try these!