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Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters, Cauliflower-Crust Pizza, and Other Low Carb Cauliflower Recipes

Updated on October 12, 2014

Delicious Low Carb Cauliflower Recipes

Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters (Pictured to the right) - Oh man are they good!

Many people are looking for delicious cauliflower recipes because cauliflower is such a healthy vegetable and it taste so good too! Cauliflower is low carb, highly nutritious, may protect against cancer, and makes an excellent replacement for potatoes, rice, pizza crust, and more!

On this page, you'll find my own Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters recipe as well as several other cauliflower recipes including a fabulous low-carb cauliflower-crust pizza recipe, and a delicious low-carb wrap too!

Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Makes about 8 to 10 small fritters.


  • 2 cups of cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese (I use reduced fat cheese)
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil or other oil for sauteing


  1. Cut cauliflower into small pieces. (After cutting the amount you'll need off the head of cauliflower, cut each piece into 2 or 3 smaller pieces.) Place it in a steamer basket over a pot of water and steam on the stove for about 5 to 7 minutes, until tender. (See tip below.) While the cauliflower is steaming, cut the onion finely. Saute the chopped onion in a little oil on a skillet.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, place the cheese, egg, and a little salt and pepper (3 or 4 twists with salt and pepper grinders should be plenty). When the cauliflower and onions are ready, add them to the bowl. Stir. It's okay if the cheese starts to melt a little from the heat of the cauliflower and onions! That will help hold the fritters together!
  3. Spoon the mixture onto the skillet. Cook until golden brown on the bottom, then flip the fritter over and cook the other side.
3.5 stars from 11 ratings of Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters

Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters - Cooking On The Stove


If you'd like to avoid using more than one pot / pan (to save on cleanup), cook the onions and cauliflower together on a skillet with a little olive oil. When they are tender, add them to a bowl with the egg, cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix them well, then cook them as fritters on the same skillet.

Another Tip

Sometimes, if I'm not feeling like standing near the stove a long time making a bunch of little fritters, I pour ALL the batter at once onto my pan and cook it as one large piece. When it is ready to be flipped over, I use the spatula to cut it into 4 to 6 pieces, and flip each piece one at a time. They don't come out as little cauliflower fritters, but they still taste delicious!

Low-Carb Cauliflower-Crust Pizza! - This pizza is sooo delicious!

I love this low carb cauliflower-crust pizza! In fact, I think it's better than regular wheat crust pizza! I'll definitely be making this recipe again! In fact, I may try making bread for other things (like tortillas or flat bread) in a similar manner. It was so good!

Notes: I used fresh cauliflower and did not precook it. In addition to the herbs the recipe calls for, I sprinkled sea salt, black pepper, and a small amount of crushed red pepper on the pizza crust. I cooked the crust longer (about 10 minutes more, perhaps - but I checked it often), before topping it. The toppings I used were orange bell pepper, red onion, and Mozzarella cheese. After removing the pizza from the oven, I sprinkled on some Italian Seasoning.

Here's the recipe: Low Carb Pizza with a Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Low Carb Cauliflower Wrap

I tried the Low Carb Cauliflower Wraps from Empowered Sustenance today, and really enjoyed them! I'll definitely be making these again! In mine, I put hummus, sliced avocado, orange bell pepper, onion, lettuce, and Jarlsberg cheese. It was delicious!

Oh, by the way, I didn't cook my cauliflower in water as the directions state. After I "riced" it in the food processor, I cooked it on a skillet with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Here's the original recipe: Low Carb Cauliflower Wraps

Low Carb Vegetarian Cookbooks

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The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet
The Vegetarian Low Carb Diet

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Cauliflower Is Very Healthy!

Cauliflower is a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K. folate, Vitamin B6, potassium, manganese, and antioxidant phytonutrients.

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetables, in the same family as broccoli and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to have anti-cancer properties.

Did you know that cauliflower is anti-inflammatory too?!

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The Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 101 All Natural Gluten-Free Meals and Desserts (The Paleo Recipe Cookbooks Book 1)
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Although this cookbook is NOT fully vegetarian, there are quite a few interesting dishes for vegetarians to try. Examples include vegetarian meatloaf, vegan stuffed mushrooms, Paleo scones, pecan bread, vegan cauliflower cream soup, portabello steaks with onion and broccoli, stuffed eggplant, coconut ice, vegetarian paleo quiche, pumpkin waffles, and others. Recipes are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and refined sugar - free.


If you make one of the recipes on this page, please come back and let us know how you liked it! What's your favorite way for preparing cauliflower?

© 2012 JanieceTobey

Did you enjoy the Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters and other cauliflower recipes? - Comments? Questions? Want to share any modifications you made?

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you for these amazing cauliflower recipes. This is one of my favorite vegetables. Being a vegetarian I'm looking for new recipes so I couldn't be happier to find your hub. Sharing.

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      4 years ago

      I definitely have GOT to try this as I love cauliflower - the cheesy fritters would be the first thing! Yumm.

    • JanieceTobey profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago

      @BarbaraCasey: I hope you enjoy it! I make them often!

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      4 years ago

      Printed the fritter recipe. Many thanks!

    • carlwherman profile image


      5 years ago

      Thank you. We are a carb free family, and this will be a great treat!

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      5 years ago from Belgium

      Hmmm that all looks so delicious! I've been making things with almond flour for low carb+filling (if you want have a look at my frangipane pie recipe), but sometimes I just want it to be light (so I can charge on the filling :-) ). Thanks so much for this nicely informative lens!

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      5 years ago

      I'll have to try the rice. Looks good.

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      5 years ago

      Great recipes, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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      Judy Filarecki 

      5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      The fritters are delicious. What a treat.

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      5 years ago

      We mostly eat cauliflower boiled or in a veggie curry, which weâre having tonight. Weâre always looking for new recipes and your fritters sound yummy, weâll have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas! I love cauliflower and needed some creative tips. Thanks.

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      5 years ago

      We just eat cauliflower plain boiled and we all like it like that but your recipes look delicious. I try to eat low carb and this will help.

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      Merry Citarella 

      5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Enjoyed your lens very much! I love cauliflower so I will definitely be trying some of the recipes. I like it just steamed or raw with dip even, but the cheese fritters look pretty irresistible!

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      5 years ago

      Excellent lens about some vegetable recipes I love! I am a big fan of cauliflower! Thanks!

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      5 years ago

      I absolutely have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing and visiting my page!

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      5 years ago

      Awesome cauliflower ideas here! I'm definitely going to try some!

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      5 years ago

      I make my cauliflower rice recipe a little differently, by frying the shredded rice-y cauliflower in a pan with butter and olive oil, then adding some grated parmesan. My cauliflower haters even like it. Good ideas!!!

    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      I have been vegetarian for about 16 years. I have reently come to love Kale - so easy to cook. Just wash and put (wet) into a wok with some olive oil and garlic.

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      6 years ago

      I'm also a vegetarian, so really appreciate your recipes. First from this list will be the cauliflower fritters. Thanks.

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      Leigh Stratton 

      6 years ago

      I think I'm going to try the fritters first, then maybe the pizza. I'm on an Indian Cauliflower recipe kick right now, especially with cauliflower pakoras, but the fritters sound delicious!

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      6 years ago

      I have never thought about having cauliflower fritters, but sometimes I make cauliflower cheese - with wheat free flour. Thanks for submitting these recipes to my page about wheat free dieting :)

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      Anthony Godinho 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just back here. Great to see that you've added some low-carb cauliflower recipes. Stay healthy and blessed!

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      6 years ago

      Cauliflower is such a good replacement for high-carb foods, and so good for you too. Tastes better as well!

    • BigsteveC profile image


      6 years ago

      hey janiece - my mouth is watering just reading this lens - i'm making the cheesy fritters today!

    • SayGuddaycom profile image


      6 years ago

      Perfect. Been looking for cauliflower recipes. Much thanks.

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      6 years ago

      omg! I must pin this so I can find it and try these. They sound oh so yummy!

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      7 years ago

      Interesting, not had this before so may give it a try. :)

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      7 years ago

      I love roasted cauliflower but I'm going to try some of these other ones they sound delicious!

    • awakeningwellness profile image


      7 years ago

      I love cauliflower and eat a head of it a week, I have never had fritters but they look really good!

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      7 years ago

      These look very tasty!

    • Lauriej1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm actually trying to find a recipe to use to get rid of the cauliflower in my refrigerator, I think I'll try the cheesy fritters! :)

    • Northwestphotos profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe and lens! I love cauliflower!

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      7 years ago

      Great looking side dish.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cauliflower is one of my favourite vegetables. This recipe is looks yummy and easy too. Oh man, I need to try it out ;) Stay blessed!

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      7 years ago

      I love cauliflower cheese! thanks for recipe, printed it off to try this week x

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      7 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Boy does this look like something I need to try!! Thanks for a great looking dish!

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      These look really, really yummy - and so easy to make as well!

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      7 years ago

      Awhhh..bad site to come to when your starving! Yummy! I have got run to the store and pick up the ingredients for that! Thanks great lense!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh Me! I love Cauliflower but have never heard of Cauliflower Fritters and they sure sound wonderful

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      Paperclip LM 

      7 years ago

      I am familiar with how good chicken fried cauliflower is, so now I am anxious to try your fritters. Great ideas here.

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      7 years ago

      Definitely going to try this!

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      7 years ago

      It sounds delicious.

    • Adriana Daniela profile image


      7 years ago from New Market

      I love cauliflower, and make a simpler version of what you do (no cheese). It's actually on the menu for today :)


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