Cauliflower Nuggets

duration55 mins
meal_typeLunch, Dinner


  • Florets from one small to medium-sized cauliflower
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 120 g cheddar cheese , grated
  • 1 egg
  • 200 g (3 cups) of breadcrumbs
  • A handful of chopped fresh chives
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place cauliflower florets and garlic cloves in a baking dish. Toss with a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle smoked paprika on top, and roast in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Let cool out of the oven for 15 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the florets, cheddar cheese, chives, and egg. Add the bread crumbs in stages until a dough is formed. Don’t overprocess the dough into a paste—make sure it maintains a bit of texture.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for a few hours. Make sure it is completely chilled!
  4. Preheat the oven to 390°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper brushed with a bit of olive oil.
  5. Using your hands, form the dough into nuggets. Lightly brush the tops with olive oil.
  6. Bake until they turn brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. 7. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Please be mindful of any allergies you and/or your family may have before you try out this recipe.