How To Make Cauliflower Nuggets

October 28, 2020

Learn how to make delicious and nourishing cauliflower nuggets though this easy recipe.

Cauliflower nuggets are a great plant-based alternative to satisfy your craving for regular chicken or pork nuggets. This version is delicious, filling, and definitely healthy. 

How to make cauliflower nuggets

How To Make Cauliflower Nuggets

    These cauliflower nuggets are just bite-sized versions of our cauliflower chops. However, these are dipped in eggs and seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs, and spices for more savory bites. 

    These are so simple to make that I am quite embarrassed to even call or consider this a recipe. Nonetheless, I will teach you how to prepare them. We like to serve them as a side dish at home but I bring this with me to the office for my lunch and eat it with rice. They are so good that your kids and your whole family will love them. 

    Cauliflower nuggets recipe 


    Start by preparing the following ingredients:
    • Two heads of good quality cauliflower. They should be firm, brightly colored, not wilted, and must not have soft patches or discolorations. 
    • Two medium-sized eggs 
    • Salt and pepper. You can also use any herb or spices of your choice like garlic powder, dried oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper, and rosemary. Since cauliflower has a mild taste, it will complement any flavor that you add to it. 
    • Two tablespoons of cooking oil 

    For the kitchen equipment, you would need a frying pan, a spatula, a bowl, a fork, and a plate. 

    Here's how to make this recipe:

    Clean the cauliflower by washing it twice in water. Tear the flowers by hand into bite-sized pieces. If there are tender leaves and stems, you can reserve this for stir-fries. 

    Once you are done preparing the cauliflower, break two medium-sized eggs in a bowl and beat them. Season with salt and pepper. You can further enhance the flavor by adding garlic powder, paprika, cayenne powder, dried oregano, or any herb or spices of your choice. 

    If you want a purely vegan recipe, you can skip the egg and use any corn-starch or flour of your choice, dissolve it in water, and add the seasonings. You will even yield crunchier cauliflower nuggets using this method. 

    Heat around two tablespoons of cooking oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot, dip the cauliflower pieces in the egg and seasoning mixture, and fry them. They are done once the cauliflower nuggets acquire a golden brown color. Drain the excess oil using paper towels. 

    Cauliflower nuggets
    Serving suggestion

    Serve them hot with tomato ketchup or a mayo-garlic dipping sauce. You can also add the cauliflower nuggets to your salad and pasta, or as sides to your roast. 

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    healthy, easy, and satisfying cauliflower nuggets
    Healthy, satisfying, and easy cauliflower nuggets.

    • 2 large heads of good quality cauliflower
    • 2 medium-sized eggs
    • a dash of ground black pepper
    • a dash of salt
    • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil


    1. Clean the cauliflower by washing it twice in water. Tear the flowers by hand into bite-sized pieces.
    2. Break two medium-sized eggs in a bowl and beat them. Season with salt, pepper, and your choice of herbs and spices like garlic powder, paprika, cayenne powder, and dried oregano.
    3. Heat the oil in the pan then fry the cauliflower nuggets until golden brown.
    4. Drain excess oil using paper towels and serve immediately.


    Cauliflower nuggets are delicious, satisfying, and easy to make. What’s good about them is that they are healthy and the ingredients are easily available.

    Cauliflower nuggets recipe
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    1. Wow, That Looks So good and so Yummmy, Cauliflower is one of my Favorite, lalo na dun sa Chopseuy πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ€€, thanks for the recipe dad, Should try this Indeed... easy to make and surely recommended..

    2. We will definitely Cook this ,we will try it, looks good and delicious and the fact that it was really healthy

    3. One of my favorite veggies its so delicious and full of health benefits ❤️. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I want to try this for my kids. Im sure he will love this too. Cauli flower is always available at the market and also affordable.πŸ€—πŸ˜

    4. Ay wow ok po siya Ang sarap gawin Ng cauliflower nuggets masarap pa naman po ang cauliflower tapos gawin pang nuggets sure pati Ang mga kids mag eenjoy pong kainin ito thank you po sa recipe daddy IvanπŸ₯°

    5. wow ! For sure magugustuhan ng mga kids ito. πŸ₯° Isa pa namn sa pinaka favorite namin ang Cauliflower. πŸ’ž Thankyou po sa pag Share ng recipe. πŸ₯°

    6. ROXAS EDGARDO8 May 2022 at 03:16

      Highly Recommended πŸ‘ŒπŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Cauliflower isa Rin sa Masarap at healthy na Gulay, At pde Mo rin tlaga Siya Ihalo in any kind of dishes πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ this Kind of Cook look so Yummy Mommy and Daddy, Dagdag Kaalaman sa pagluluto πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ❤ thanks for sharing po

    7. Mellinia Joyce Dayego8 May 2022 at 03:16

      This Cauliflower nuggets recipe looks delicious and unique! Perfect sa buong pamilya lalo na sa mga kids na hirap pakainin ng gulay. Masarap na healthy pa kaya we will try this in our home since napakadali lang pala gawin. 😍

    8. Hyun Jang Nim8 May 2022 at 03:16

      Wow mukang madali lang πŸ˜ƒ I wanna try this πŸ˜‹ fave ko cauliflower. Thanks for sharing this po. I learned new recipe for my fave πŸ˜ƒ

    9. Eloisa Gatchy8 May 2022 at 03:16

      Wow! I want to try this cauliflower nuggets recipe it looks delicious at healthy pa perfect for the whole family 😍❤️

    10. Looks interesting :) Will definitely try out :)