Loaded Cauliflower Hashbrowns

Everyone loves a hashbrown for breakfast, but wait until you taste a cauliflower hashbrown – a little lighter but full of flavor!

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Loaded Cauliflower Hashbrowns

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 20 m
  • Total Time: 35 m
  • Servings:


  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon diced
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • ½ cup finely diced red and green bell pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chickpea almond, or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Air-fry the bacon and onion for 8 to 10 minutes, until the bacon is crispy, shaking the basket a few times during the cooking process. (Add a little water to the air fryer drawer if the bacon grease starts to smoke.)
  3. Grate the head of cauliflower with a box grater or finely chop it in a food processor. You should have about 3½ cups. Place the cauliflower in the center of a clean kitchen towel and twist it to squeeze all the water out. (This can be done in two batches to make it easier to drain all the water from the cauliflower.)
  4. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and add the bacon, onions, peppers, egg, flour, Cheddar cheese, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into 8 oval shaped patties and freeze for at least 1 hour.
  5. Pre-heat air fryer to 400°F.
  6. Spray or brush the air fryer basket with a little oil. Air-fry the hash browns in batches for 10 minutes, turning them over halfway through the cooking process. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
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  1. 5 stars
    They’re good as is, but I thought of a way to better fit them into my eating style. I’m a hopeless snacker, so here’s what I did. I omitted the bacon and added a variety of vegetables with the peppers, like chopped pea pods that were in the frig. Then I took a 1″ scoop and made appetizer size bites. Still gave a spray of oil. I made some in the air fryer and some in the oven for 10 minutes, turned them over because I love crispy or crunchy edges, then did another 5-10 minutes. Both methods turned out good. Now I can’t sit down without popping a couple in my mouth. No guilt. This will be my new Happy Hour treat for the girls. Thank you, Meredith!

  2. I made these today and will never buy the store Cauliflower hash browns again!
    These are amazing! I added sliced green onions and garlic powder along with the other ingredients. I put in the air fryer on the middle shelf at first but then moved up to the top shelf and air fried for a total of 15 minutes.

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