January 27, 2014   By Kelly Bejelly

paleo pepperoni pizza tots

The Seahawks, even though I admit that I call them the Sea Chickens, are going to the  Super Bowl and considering they are the closest I have to a home football team, I’m rooting for them to win the game.  What’s a Super Bowl without pizza? I thought it would be fun to create a paleo pepperoni pizza tater tot version.   These are made with cauliflower so they’re low carb and dairy-free. but most importantly, they are delicious.

You can serve them with your favorite marinara sauce and you have a great snack for the game. I think I ate 5 before I was ready to burst.

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paleo pepperoni pizza tots

paleo pepperoni pizza tots

Pepperoni Pizza Tots

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 lb cauliflower remove leaves and cut into florets
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 slices Applegate Pepperoni diced

Instructions

  1. Place the water in a large pan and bring to a boil, add the cauliflower and let cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Drain and let cool completely. Finely dice the cauliflower. Please note: You do NOT want to use your food processor because it will make a puree which won't work for this recipe.
  3. Add the diced cauliflower, coconut flour, the spices, and pepperoni to a large bowl and mix.
  4. Finally add the eggs and mix until well blended
  5. Scoop out a large spoonful and shape into tots. Place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Place in your oven at 350 degrees for 45 -50 minutes and serve with a marinara sauce. Your final product should be more golden than the photo, so don't worry if they are more browned - it just makes them taste better in my opinion.
Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Pizza Tots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Potassium 367mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 66.3%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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30 Comments

  • wendy
    January 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    What is the texture on this? It looks interesting but afraid it would be mushy?

    • January 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

      No, not mushy at all. You are only boiling the cauliflower for 4 minutes and then you bake it so it’s dried out. The texture really similar to a tater tot, lol.

  • Anita
    January 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Do you mix the coconut flour in with the egg and spices in step 3?

    • January 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Ops, actually, I mix the coconut flour and spices and then the egg. Just updated it!

  • January 28, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Oh wow this looks lovely! I am sooo tempted to make it tonight as a side dish, but I can’t decide what to make with it… 🙂

  • Linda Lee
    January 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I am 67 and just discovering that PALEO lifestyle may help a LOT with my autoimmune diseases. So am trying to find things also that my granddaughters will like and I can share with them. GLAD to have found your page/blog.

    • January 28, 2014 at 9:26 am

      I wish you much success on the diet Linda! I also hope you enjoy this dish!

  • January 28, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Hey, girl, these sound fantastic! MUST give them a try! And so easy! 🙂

  • January 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    In the oven now! Hoping it tastes like a tator tot to go with the kids’ chicken! 🙂 They have been complaining about the new cooking lately so hoping for a winner!! Thanks!

  • January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am

    These look delicious – I love pizza flavors in just about everything! Super clever idea to combine pepperoni pizza and tater tots!

  • Kaycee
    January 31, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I just love your site! It is beautiful and your pics are lovely! I am trying this but I thought of doing spinach artichoke along with pepperoni!! Also, I have tried many of your recipes, including the pretzel one, and they all come out great!! Thanks!

  • Amy
    February 18, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Do you think I could sub a flax egg for the egg?

  • Matt
    April 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Hi Kelly, great recipe! Do you think they would be ok to freeze?

    • April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Hi Matt! I have never frozen this but taking into account the finished texture, I think it would freeze well.

  • May 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Love this idea! I’ve made cauliflower tots before but hadn’t thought about seasoning them for “pizza bites” … may have to try this for the kidlets; lunches!

    • May 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

      They turned out super yummy Rachel. Even my cauliflower hating husband loves them! I hope your kids do also 🙂

  • Nancy B.
    May 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

    These are SOOOO good! These tater tots and the strawberry mousse are our two favorite dishes ever! I thought I had AIP figured out but you open it to a new realm. Your recipes are so imaginative and so rewarding! Thank you thank you.