Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps

Amazing cauliflower snack that kids and adult will love. All you need is a head of cauliflower, block of Parmesan cheese, dry parsley flakes, and some garlic powder.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, parmesan, snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 (Makes 12-13 pieces)
Calories 162 kcal


  • 3 lb head of cauliflower 1 average head of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dry parsley
  • salt optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cut cauliflower florets off the stem. 

  2. Steam cauliflower florets until tender. (10-15 minutes)

  3. Place steamed cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse a few times until it looks like fine crumbs. (Make sure there are no chunks left.)

  4. Transfer cauliflower crumbs in a doubled cheese cloth and squeeze out all the liquid. (You may have to let it cool a bit or it will be too hot for you to squeeze.)

  5. Place cauliflower in a mixing bowl and add Parmesan cheese, dry parsley, and garlic powder. Mix well, until all evenly incorporated. (Taste to see if you want to add salt. Parmesan cheese is quite salty and you may feel like it's enough salt.)

  6. Preheat the oven to 425 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  7. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out cauliflower "dough." Press it into a ball with your hands and place it on the baking sheet. (I used #40 scoop.)

  8. Press down to flatten the "dough" into a thin disk, fixing the broken edges. The goal is for the disks to be only about 3 millimeters thin. 

  9. Repeat with all the "dough." You will get about 12 pieces.

  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until deep golden brown. 

  11. Let the cauliflower crisps cool before taking them off the baking sheet. Use a spatula to gently scoop them up. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Parmesan Crisps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 1054mg30%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 164.5mg199%
Calcium 301mg30%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.