Cauliflower Fritters (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 (2 fritters per serving)
Calories: 478kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto cauliflower fritters are a low carb side dish that goes with any protein! You'll love the crispy outside and soft, gooey inside! 
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  • 1 head cauliflower, riced (finely riced, see instructions)
  • 1/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese (optional - omit for whole30 and strict paleo)
  • 2 eggs whisked (can be omitted, but fritters won't bind as well)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

Optional toppings

  • chopped scallions or chives
  • coconut yogurt, greek yogurt, sour cream (coconut yogurt only for Whole30)
  • hot sauce


  • Cut the head of cauliflower into small florets. Using the blade attachment, add 1/2 of the cauliflower florets to the processor and turn into rice by pulsing in the food processor until the cauliflower is processed into fine bits. Repeat with remaining cauliflower. 
  • Mix all of the ingredients (except avocado oil and any toppings) together in a bowl. 
  • Form the cauliflower mixture into small patties with your hands. It helps to form a round ball and squeeze it well and then flatten it into a patty. It will make approximately 10 medium patties. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add avocado oil. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add in the cauliflower patties and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Work in batches of 4-5 patties and add extra oil if needed between batches. 
  • When the fritters are cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Top with any desired toppings for serving and enjoy!



Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here. 


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fiber: 3g