Spicy Cauliflower Cheese Bites
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Spicy Cauliflower Cheese Bites

Spicy Cauliflower Cheese Bites are a quick and tasty addition to any meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer/Side, Dinner, Lunch/Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium/large head cauliflower
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Generously grease large piece of parchment paper and place on baking sheet.
  • Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  • Break cauliflower into florets and put in boiling water. Cook 5-6 minutes. Drain well.
  • Pulse in food processor in batches and then lay between paper towels to remove as much moisture as possible.**
  • Place riced cauliflower in bowl with beaten egg, garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper, and cheese. Combine well. Shape into bite size balls and place on greased parchment paper.
  • Cook 15 minutes and turn over and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile melt butter over medium low heat and add hot sauce.
  • Remove bites from oven and brush with hot sauce mixture. Return to oven and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and can drizzle with additional hot sauce*

Notes

Makes approximately 12-15 bites
*you can reserve a little bit of hot sauce mixture to top on bites when you remove from oven after cooking. I used Franks Red Hot Original Sauce(my personal favorite).
**you can use a box grater if you don't have a food processor. Just be sure to squeeze out excess water

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal