Cauliflower Hash Browns

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

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



12 Comments Add yours

  1. HJ says:

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


    1. Divalicious says:

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


  2. Anu says:

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


    1. Divalicious says:

      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 says:

    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! :-)


    1. Divalicious says:

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


  4. Vasthy says:

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


    1. Divalicious says:

      What a great idea! Glad you enjoyed them!


  5. Eddie S says:

    I have tried to make them twice now (first frying and then baking) and had trouble keeping them together both times. This is a shame because they smell so good, and taste good as well. Unfortunately my cheese doesn’t seem to be holding the other ingredients together well enough, so I seem to need something extra to help with the binding. Thoughts anyone?


    1. Divalicious says:

      Ground chia seeds?


  6. Marguerite says:

    I made these with leftover cauli rice. Added an egg; and used mozarella cheese. But the patties didn’t hold together in the pan. Tasted good anyway!


    1. As long as they tasted good! Thanks for popping by!


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