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Cheese-Stuffed Cauliflower Nuggets

Say hello to these scrumptious Cheese-Stuffed Cauliflower Nuggets that'll have you coming back for more! These crispy, golden bites are perfect for dipping and will make you forget all about traditional nuggets.

Tasty Team
83% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Cheese-Stuffed Cauliflower Nuggets

Under 30 minutes


for 12 servings

  • 1 head cauliflower, steamed
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup breadcrumb (85 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 12 cubes cheddar cheese, 1 inch (2 1/2 cm)
  • 1 cup flour (125 g)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumb (115 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 388
  • Fat 18g
  • Carbs 33g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Protein 21g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a bowl, mash the cauliflower until slightly combined.
  3. Add the egg, ¾ cup (90 g) bread crumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley, and mix with a fork until combined. Chill for 10 minutes.
  4. Form the mixture into nuggets with a cube of cheddar cheese in the center. Pack them tightly.
  5. Roll each nugget in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping the nuggets halfway through. Brush with oil for browner nuggets.
  7. Enjoy!
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Cheese-Stuffed Cauliflower Nuggets