Cauliflower Hash Browns… Who Knew?

Baking Outside the Box, springs, ahem, brings you something that is probably new to you:

Cauliflower Hash Browns.

#bakingoutsidethebox | This delicious and easy cauliflower hash browns recipe will satisfy that potato craving the low carb way.

Cauliflower Hash Browns a delicious potato replacement. Who knew?

I promised you a low-carb dish this week and today we are waaaay outside the box here.

I love these. No, really. When I was on a low-carb diet some time ago, (and yes, the lady with all the cookie jars and the dessert cookbook does have to be careful about treats like most other folks,) I found this recipe. It was so crazy, and I was so desperate for potatoes, that I tried it*.

It was good.

As I continued to make it, it evolved in my kitchen, (Not not like a science experiment--that was the tofu cheesecake.)  You know what happened, because you do it too:  I took a bit of this or that and change it up till I was satisfied.

I made the discovery that the Cauliflower Hash Browns recipe could be used for other things too, ie; a base for  a great morning mushroom scramble and I have even used it as a topping for shepherd's pie. I'm truly grateful that someone thought of this crazy idea. Even when I'm not on a diet I make it. And yup, I serve it with ketchup.

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Cauliflower Hash Browns Who Knew?

So good you won't miss potatoes. Low carb too!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 95 kcal
Author Laura Hickman


  • 2 cups cauliflower , steamed and grated
  • 1/2 large sweet onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsps . olive oil (divided)
  • pinch salt


  1. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a 10” non-stick skillet and sauté chopped onion till light golden.
  2. Measure two cups of steamed and grated cauliflower into large colander or sieve and gently press excess moisture out.
  3. Place cauliflower in medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add onion and Parmesan to cauliflower and stir together.
  5. Stir in egg. Mixture will be quite thick.
  6. Warm 2 tsps. olive oil in pan and add cauliflower mixture and cook on medium to medium high heat for 3-5 minutes until hash browns are caramelized on bottom and then gently turn them over to brown for 2-4 more minutes.
  7. Serve at once. Yield: 4 servings. Don’t plan on leftovers.

Baker’s Secrets:

Hash Brown Scramble: add 2-3 eggs and 1/2 cup sliced and sautéed mushrooms.

Shepherd’s Pie: The mixture can also replace the potato topping on a Shepherd’s Pie.


*My thanks for the recipe: 'Cauliflower Hash Browns' by Ksgillmore on

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8 thoughts on “Cauliflower Hash Browns… Who Knew?

  1. Lovely recipe and satisfied my carb craving – Thank you!

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  3. How many carbs per serving in this please?

  4. This was a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  5. Absolutely lovely! Now I am also going to make Sheperd’s Pie.

  6. I have made these, and they are phenominal. I want to send this to my sister in Michigan but can’t find a way to E-mail it. There’s everything else to share, but no e-mail.

    • Hi thanks for letting me know about the missing button. (I am my own IT person. 🙂 ) I have installed it and it is just below the other share buttons at the top of the article. It should send a link.

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