Savory Cauliflower and Cheese Cakes

Savory Cauliflower and Cheese Cakes
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Summary

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is full of fiber. It is low in calories, carbs and fat, and tastes delicious when transformed into these cheesy cakes.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 cakes
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 cakes
  • Amount per serving Calories 50

  • Total Fat 2g
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 120mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Potassium 200mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Lean protein

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • cauliflower head ((about 2 pounds) cut into florets)
    1
  • eggs
    1
  • extra light sharp cheddar (shredded)
    1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
    2 tbsp
  • salt (optional)
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.

  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until you get a fine texture similar to rice.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cauliflower and remaining ingredients.

  4. Scoop about 1/4 cup cauliflower mixture into each muffin cup. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cakes are lightly golden on top.

Reviews
  • Recommended

    I ended up using 3 eggs because the head of cauliflower was large and the mixture was crumbly and didn't look like it would stick together. I had some paper liners but not enough so I used Pam spray in the muffin tin. The ones made in the paper liners stuck to the paper, so definitely use Pam spray instead. They were bland. Maybe more cheese? I'll add some garlic powder next time and maybe some green onion? The photograph shows green flecks in the cakes, but there is nothing in the recipe that is green. I made these one other time and had forgotten that they needed more seasoning, so using this review to remind me next time. :)

  • Recommended

    Use 2 eggs for sure, definitely needed for proper binding. My head of cauliflower produced 12 cakes.

  • Not recommended

    Good idea, but it doesn't work. First, it was crumbly and didn't hold together. Probably would be better with 2 eggs. They stuck to the paper cups. Next time, I'd make them in greased muffin tins. Also, they were bland. I would add some onion and red bell pepper, along with some seasoning. Basically, didn't work at all. Not a total waste. I scraped them off the paper and refrigerated for use in a casserole tomorrow.