Quick Cheesy Cauliflower Patties Recipe Will Make You a Believer by 30Seconds Food

Quick Cheesy Cauliflower Patties Recipe Will Make You a Believer

Cauliflower can be prepared in so many different ways. This pan-fried cauliflower patties recipe has just a few simple ingredients and tastes amazing. With a hint of garlic, cheddar cheese and parsley, this cauliflower recipe is a family-friendly side dish with dinner or a fun appetizer served with yogurt or ranch for dipping.

The cauliflower patties are made with fresh cauliflower, garlic and fresh parsley that's chopped coarsely in a food processor or blender. The cheese and breadcrumbs are added next, then the mixture is shaped into patties. Coat the patties in a little breadcrumbs and pan fry in olive oil until golden. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 small (about 1 pound) cauliflower, florets and stem roughly chopped 
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons breadcrumbs (divided)
  • olive oil, for frying

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Recipe Notes

  • If you want to serve them as appetizers, make them smaller.
  • You can make these cauliflower patties the day ahead. Keep them covered in the refrigerator and take them out when you're ready to cook. 
  • Fresh cilantro, thyme or chives could be substituted for the parsley. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the cauliflower, garlic and parsley into a food processor or blender. Pulse to coarsely chop. (You may have to do this in batches.) Add the cheese, 4 tablespoons of the breadcrumbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Pulse until the mixture becomes "sticky," but not mushy. Do not overmix. 
  2. Form the mixture into patties and coat with the remaining 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs. 
  3. Heat about 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for about 2 minutes per side or until golden. Remove to a paper towel and repeat with remaining patties. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 186

Total Fat: 10.1g

Saturated Fat: 6.1g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 286mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.4g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g

Total Sugars: 3.6g

Protein: 10.8g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 255mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 418mg

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a genius idea, and I happen to have a head of cauliflower staring at me in the fridge. Perfect!
We make cauliflower crust and cauliflower rice. Like the patties idea. 😍

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