Cauliflower Puffs
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A healthier, melt-in-your-mouth hors d'oeuvre that's super simple to prepare and, for extra convenience, is made with frozen cauliflower.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Hors d'oeuvre
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 (2 puffs per serving)
  • 1 pound of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  1. Cook cauliflower according to package directions and transfer to the work bowl of a food processor, draining any excess water.
  2. Add the butter, Parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Start the food processor and pour the beaten egg through the feed tube. Process for 1 minute, stopping once halfway through to scrape down the sides.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat (see notes #1).
  4. Place 20 small mounds of the mixture on the baking sheet using a ½-ounce ice cream scoop (see notes #2).
  5. Bake on the bottom rack of the oven for 15 minutes until lightly golden brown on top.
1. A silicone baking mat works best to line the baking sheet but you can also use parchment paper that has been sprayed lightly with olive oil cooking spray. If you use an unlined baking sheet, spray it liberally with olive oil cooking spray.
2. You can also use a teaspoon to portion the batter onto the baking sheet. Use a heaping teaspoon full for each puff.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 puffs, Calories: 40, Fat: 2g, Saturated fat: 1g, Unsaturated fat: 1g, Trans fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Sodium: 127mg, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g, Cholesterol: 24mg
Recipe by Queen of My Kitchen at