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Bowl of Parmesan Cauliflower Bites.

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites - Just 5 Ingredients

Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Bites will be the hit of your party or dinner table! They're low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free and melt in your mouth delicious! 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 119kcal


  • 3 cups cauliflower florets washed and thoroughly dried; about 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees °F.
  • Toss cauliflower florets with melted butter in a large bowl. Check for pieces that are not coated with butter and toss again or use a silicone pastry brush to fill in those spots.
  • Combine Parmesan cheese, paprika and pepper and sprinkle over the butter-coated cauliflower florets that are still in the large bowl.
  • Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Gently toss to coat.
  • Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on baking sheet sprayed to prevent sticking.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to crisp.
  • Enjoy hot from the oven!

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 390 °F for 3 minutes.
  • Spray the crisper plate with olive oil and place cauliflower in a single layer. Lightly spray the florets with olive oil to promote crispiness.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes or until desired tenderness. You can gently turn the pieces over with a rubber-tipped spatula halfway through, but I don't need to do this.



You'll find more expert tips and pictures above!
NOTE: Large, sealable, plastic freezer bags can used instead of a bowl.
Re-heating and Make-Ahead Tips
Reheating: Cauliflower Bites are best eaten fresh, but can be crisped up again in an air fryer or oven at 350 °F for about 5-10 minutes or until hot. We do not recommend using a microwave to reheat because they will be soggy.
Make-Ahead Tips: Prepare cauliflower and breading 2-3 days in advance and then bread just before baking. The florets may also be breaded a day ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container until ready to cook.
Web story: https://www.dinner-mom.com/web-stories/parmesan-cauliflower-bites-story/


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 36.1mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 0.5mg