Cauliflower Hash Browns

19 Jul

This is a delicious low carb alternative to potatoes using the wonderful cauliflower yet again!  I cooked these for breakfast and the only complaint that I got was that there was not enough.  I added cheese to my hash browns but you could alway omit this to keep it Vegan or Dairy Free.   I used Cheddar Cheese, but you could use mozzarella or Parmesan too. 

This would be a great way to use any left over cauliflower rice that you may have too!  You could add other spices, herbs or chopped peppers too!  Go crazy and experiment with this!


2 cups cauliflower, grated

1/2 onion finely chopped

3/4 cup grated Cheddar Cheese (or mozzarella or Parmesan)

1 tspn garlic powder

salt and white pepper

3 tblspns olive oil


  • Cook the grated cauliflower in the microwave for about 3 minutes until tender and there is no water in it (or if you have some leftover cooked cauliflower rice you can omit this bit).
  • Add the onion, cheese and garlic powder and stir well.  Season to taste.
  • Using your hands, form little patties.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat.
  • Place the patties in the pan and gently press down with a spatula to flatten.
  • Cook on each side until golden.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Makes 4 Hashbrowns

Nutrition: Per Hashbrown: 195 Calories; 17g Fat; 7g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carb 



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8 Responses to “Cauliflower Hash Browns”

  1. HJ July 20, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    These sound easy and delicious! Have you ever tried them baked?

    • Divalicious July 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      No, but I cannot see why they could not be baked. Might take a bit longer though but still taste as yummy!

  2. Anu August 6, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Do you think they’ll keep their shape while frying, without the cheese. Would an egg or some other binder (chickpea flour ) be necessary

    • Divalicious August 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      I would use another binder to keep a shape. Unless you squeeze every drop of moisture and keep them in the fridge for about an hour to firm up.

  3. Jess August 9, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    Have just tried these, the taste is very good!! I have trouble keeping the shape when they are in the pan so I just pan fry all the cauliflower mixture till they look slightly golden and place them on a plate, then I press and shape them into a big block of harsh brown. They did stick together a little when they cool down. I will definitely try it again (the big block method) and place a fried egg on top to make it a meal. Thanks for the recipe! :-)

    • Divalicious August 10, 2012 at 8:55 am #

      Delighted you enjoy these Jess! And loving your creativity with keeping the shape! What a fabulous idea!!

  4. Vasthy March 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    So good!!! Just made them! I added a little bit of almond meal, cayenne pepper and some chopped pancetta. So good!

    • Divalicious March 24, 2014 at 9:36 am #

      What a great idea! Glad you enjoyed them!

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