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Jalapeno Cheddar Keto Cauliflower Tots

These keto cauliflower tots have a great combination of cheesy cheddar and spicy jalapeno flavor. A great side for a low carb dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower
Servings: 4
Calories: 135kcal


  • 300 g riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp onion finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup crushed pork rinds about 14g
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan about 28g
  • 1/2 tsp EACH: garlic powder, paprika
  • 1/4 tsp EACH: salt, cumin, chili powder


  • If baking: Preheat oven to 425F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.

Prep the Cauliflower Tots

  • Add riced cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl. Steam on high for 90 seconds. Once cool enough to handle, squeeze out excess moisture (cheesecloth can help).
  • Separately, combine the dry ingredients: Parmesan, pork rinds, and spices.
  • Add jalapeno, onion, and cheddar to cauliflower and mix to combine. Next, stir in the beaten egg and parmesan mixture.
  • Divide mixture into tablespoon sized portions, and form into tater tot shape with your hands.

Oven Method

  • Place cauliflower tots on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Air Fryer Method

  • Lightly spray air fryer basket/rack with cooking oil. Place cauliflower tots in a single layer, working in batches if needed. Air fry at 400F for 10-12 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.


  • For maximum flavor, I'd recommend sharp cheddar for these jalapeno cheddar cauliflower tots.
  • You can buy prepared crushed pork rinds, or make your own by pulsing whole pork rinds in a food processor.
  • These tots are great served with a low carb ketchup like Alterna Sweets for dipping! You can save on your order with the code tryketo.


Serving: 5tots | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1.5g