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Loaded cauliflower hash browns stacked on a slate tray with eggs on a plate in the background.
Loaded Cauliflower Hashbrowns
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Everyone loves a hashbrown for breakfast, but wait until you taste a cauliflower hashbrown – a little lighter but full of flavor!
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Pork, Quick and Easy
Servings: 8
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Cauliflower Hashbrowns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 528mg22%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.