Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

Homemade cauliflower tots on a white plate decorated with orange sauce

Looking for a healthy snack?

Looking for a side dish that fits your gluten-free diet?

This Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots is the recipe for you!

Homemade cauliflower tots on a white plate decorated with orange sauce

These crunchy & crispy Cauliflower Tots are healthy, tasty, and kid-friendly!

Great way to sneak veggies into your food.

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These bite-size crispy tots are a better and healthier substitute for shredded tots made with vegetables.

Can I make these without the Air Fryer Lid?

Just like many other Instant Pot air fryer recipes, in order to get a crispy cauliflower tots we have to use the air fryer lid.

If you don't have one, you can use the oven and bake them at 400 °F for 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

How to serve?

They serve best as a side dish or a snack together with dips and sauces. Some ideas:

Instant Pot Tabasco Sauce

Instant Pot Cheese Dip

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Hummus

Ranch Dressing

Barbecue Sauce

What else can I add?

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots being so versatile that you can add anything you want to the mixture.

Try adding:


Other vegetables

Italian seasoning

How to make 

Gather the necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

Pour water into the pot and add previously chopped potato. 

Pressure cook it for 4 minutes. Do a Quick Release.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

 Take a bowl, add cauliflower rice, salt, olive, and mash it well. 

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

Make balls with the mashed mixture.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

Place the air fryer basket in the pot and transfer the balls.

Cover the pot with an Air Fryer Lid. 

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

Air fry at 400F for 8 minutes.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

If it's not enough for you, place the lid back and AIR FRYER  for 2-3 more minutes.

Dish out and serve with dips & sauces.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

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Homemade cauliflower tots on a white plate decorated with orange sauce

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots

A delicious and healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy…
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Course: Appetizer, Brunch, picnic, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, caulifower rice, Instant Pot Cauliflower Tots, Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Corrie


  • 1 potato chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add water and potatoes into the Instant Pot
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes.
  • When cooking time ends, do a quick pressure release and take out the potatoes.
  • In a bowl mix cauliflower rice, salt, olive oil, and potatoes and mash it well.
  • Make balls from the mixture. These are your tots.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place the cauliflower tots inside the basket and cover with the air fryer lid.
  • Air fry at 400 °F for 8 minutes.
  • Open the lid. If needed, AIR FRY for 1-2 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 109kcal Carbohydrates: 15g Protein: 2g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 410mg Potassium: 459mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 40mg Calcium: 22mg Iron: 1mg


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