Cauliflower Hashbrowns

Perfect Paleo Breakfast Hashbrowns

Cauliflower is enjoying a well-deserved moment in the spotlight for its versatility and mild flavor that can be transformed into rice, pizza crust and, now, even hashbrowns using this easy method.

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I know you may be thinking this is one of those overly healthy recipes that could never live up to its potato counterpart, but seriously, these cauliflower hashbrowns with their brown crispy edges and pillowy centers will make you a convert.

Low Carb Brunch Side

A paleo lifestyle is commonly referred to as ‘the caveman diet’ because it includes unprocessed foods that were staples for hunters and gatherers. In the present day, that equates to building meals around meat, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts, fruits and veggies, along with healthy fats and oils. Foods to avoid include anything processed, grains, sugar, legumes and most dairy.

Man shaping cauliflower hashbrowns and placing them onto a ceramic plate in a white marble kitchen

Without counting or restricting calories, paleo meals are naturally low-carb, no sugar added, and heart-healthy. As a breakfast side, these cauliflower hashbrowns make the perfect compliment to a veggie frittata. You can also use them as a base for a paleo eggs benedict and top with avocado, runny eggs and meat of your choice.

A paleo lifestyle has been shown to decrease obesity, diabetes and heart disease with a focus on whole foods. We offer an easy to follow paleo meal plan if you’re looking to make the transition to a healthier diet.


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Paleo Cauliflower Hashbrowns Recipe

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Paleo Cauliflower Hashbrowns

  • Author: The Fresh 20
  • Prep Time: 7
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Hashbrown Fritters 1x


Easy, delicious paleo cauliflower hashbrowns that can be fried or baked.



  • 2 small heads cauliflower, riced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup grated cheddar (optional, for non-paleo)
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil


  1. Mix all ingredients together, except for oil.
  2. Form into about 12 patties.
  3. Either fry in a pre-heated non-stick skillet with oil for 4-5 minutes a side OR put on lined baking sheet and drizzle with oil, then bake about 40 minutes.

Man shaping cauliflower hashbrowns and placing them onto a ceramic plate in a white marble kitchen Plate full of browned cauliflower hashbrowns on a white marble table as a man shapes paleo hashbrowns in glass bowl

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