Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns are freakin delicious! Seriously, these buns are like hash browns and cauliflower had babies. They are super easy to make, and they taste unbelievably good!
Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns stacked on a pottery plate.

These cauliflower cheese buns are the bee’s knees!  Cauliflower lover or not, you are going to love them! These are a delicious hash-brown kind of bun. They are super simple to make and they really taste great.

Why We Love Them

Versatile – a cauliflower bread recipe that can be used in so many ways. Toast them and top them with your favourite breakfast toppings like Guacamole or poached eggs. Shape them into small logs for an easy cauliflower breadsticks.

Low carb and keto friendly – only 2g net carbs per bun. These are very low carb friendly and also gluten free.

Quick & Easy – less than 30 minutes to make who knew it was this easy to make bread from caulilfower.

Related Recipes: Keto Cauliflower Buns / Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

The Ingredients

Scroll to the recipe card for the full list of ingredients to make these delicious low carb cauliflower buns.

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns ingredients laid out.

Cauliflower – use fresh or frozen cauliflower. I make cauliflower rice in the food processor or Thermomix®. You can also finely chop it or grate it using a box grater.

Bacon – fry until crispy and mix it into the cauliflower mixture. You can leave it if you prefer.

Almond flour and coconut flour – I have used both flours in this recipe. I promise it doesn’t taste coconutty at all. I have not tested with any susbtitutes at this stage.

Ranch Seasoning – it is a favourite of mine but you can add any seasoning you prefer.

Mozzarella – use any shredded cheese you prefer. Add a little parmesan or even a quarter cup of cream cheese or feta for a saltier, cheesier cauliflower bread.

How to Make Them

Step 1. Fry the bacon and add the butter in the last few seconds of frying to melt through the bacon. Rice the cauliflower and combine all the ingredients together in a bowl or food processor. (See recipe card for times and Thermomix steps)

Step 2. Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F. Line 2 large baking tray with baking paper. Shape the buns directly onto a lined baking tray using a large egg ring. Season with Everything But The Bagel or salt flakes and pepper. Bake 20 minutes; flipping in the last 5 minutes if cooking time.

Step 3. Remove from the oven when lightly golden. Serve with your favourite toppings.

Step 4. Alternative cooking method. This cauliflower cheese mixture can also be cooked in a mini waffle maker aka chaffle maker too. As you can see mine turned out crispy and perfectwith no added ingredients or oil.

Keto Meal Plans & Support

What to Serve with Them?

You can eat these totally on their own, toasted with your favourite toppings, or wrapped around a big juicy Low Carb Burger

Serve with light salad like our Taboule Salad, Big Mac Salad or Keto Taco Salad.

These are perfect for serving soup. Make them into cauliflower breadsticks or cut them into strips and serve with or Keto Pea & Ham Soup or Italian Meatball Soup.

These are also great served with dishes like our Curried Beef Mince, Rougail Sausages, or Savoury Mince to help mop up the sauce.

Caulilfower bread topped with avocado.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze them?

Yes, you can.
Store in the fridge for up to 4 days
Freeze in a ziplock bag.
Defrost overnight in the fridge.

Can I make them nut free?

Yes. Add 1-2 extra tablespoons of coconut flour or swap the almond meal for hemp seeds.

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Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns stacked on a raw edged plate.

Cauliflower Cheese Buns

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns are freakin delicious! Seriously, these buns are like hash browns and cauliflower had babies. They are super easy to make, and they taste unbelievably good!
4.98 from 88 votes!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Australian Keto
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 buns
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Ingredients 

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F. Line 2 large baking tray with baking paper
  • Fry bacon until lightly golden. Add the butter in the last 30 seconds to melt into the bacon. Reserve.
  • “Rice” cauliflower in a food processor in 2-3 batches.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl or food processor until combined.
  • Press into large egg rings (only fill halfway up) to shape the buns on baking tray (you don’t want them too thick as they are very filling). Season with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, if using.
  • Bake 20 minutes flipping over in the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 200℃ fan/220°C static/425°F. Line 2 large baking tray with baking paper
  • Fry bacon until lightly golden. Add the butter in the last 30 seconds to melt into the bacon. Reserve.
  • Place half the florets into mixer; chop 4 seconds/speed 5. Add remaining cauliflower; chop 4 sec/speed 5.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix 15 sec/reverse/speed 3.
  • Press into large egg rings (only fill halfway up) to shape the buns on baking tray (you don’t want them too thick as they are very filling). Season with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, if using.
  • Bake 20 minutes flipping over in the last 5 minutes of cooking time.

Notes

Ingredients

Cauliflower – use fresh or frozen cauliflower. You can swap it with grated pumpkin, sweet potato, or broccoli stem.
Bacon – I use streaky bacon, but you can swap it with leftover Christmas ham, speck, chorizo, or chicken.
Almond flour and coconut flour – almond meal or almond flour either or is fine. Use hemp seeds if you need the buns to be nut-free.
Mozzarella – use any shredded cheese you prefer. Add a little parmesan or even a quarter cup of cream cheese or feta for a saltier, cheesier cauliflower bread.

Cooking Tips

I use a 10 cm / 4 inch egg ring to shape them. You can shape with your hands or make more with a smaller mould. 
The buns can be cooked in a pie maker, chaffle maker, waffle iron, air-fryer, baked, or fried in hot oil. 

Storage

Store in the fridge for up to 4 days
Freeze in a ziplock bag.
Defrost overnight in the fridge.
Check out more keto cauliflower recipes on the website.
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1per bun | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 12mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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35 responses to “Easy Cauliflower Cheese Buns”

  1. Anja

    I made these today, only with a packet of veggie rice, broccoli, cauliflower and parsley from the freezer. I understand that the carbs will be a bit higher wichtje added broccoli. My oh my they are delicious. I will freeze them for my lunches. Next time I will use fresh cauliflower.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This is so easy and delicious!
    I am so excited to make this for everyone!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      They are so good aren’t they!

  3. Karenina

    Hi Megan
    I made these today for the first time. They were amazing and tasted sooo good. I had mine with a piece of barramundi and coconut sriracha sauce with a side salad. Loved it. I did omit the bacon from them because I would like to do these for a brekkie with avo, egg and bacon on them and thought the extra bacon maybe be an overkill.
    Thanks for sharing – fab recipe!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed them Karenina.

  4. Claudia Milton

    Hi Megan!
    Looking forward to making these – I don’t have coconut flour, can I just double the almond flour? Thanks!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I havent tested it Claudia but you could give it a try.

  5. Carol

    Can you use a different cheese

  6. Natalie

    At what stage do you remove the egg rings? Mine stuck to the egg rings making it hard to remove them after cooking. Should I be buttering my egg rings first?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Natalie, the egg rings are used for shaping the buns only. I dont cook them in it.

  7. Carolyn

    5 stars
    OMG Megan. You have done it again. These little gems are to die for. Mine were a bit crumbly when I went to turn them over so I just cooked them for longer and then turned them over. These babies wont ever hit the freezer. Hubby and girls scoffed them. Thank you Megan, you are a legend.x

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Oh that is so awesome Carolyn. These have been a hit for a while now. Something so simple but tasty.

  8. Penny P

    5 stars
    These are great, so delicious my daughter was eating them warm out of the oven slathered with butter and kept asking for more.

    1. Megan

      That is so good to hear Penny. There is a reason this recipe is so popular.

  9. Tamara Wilks

    Can they be made without the Trocomare seasoning as none of this in the 3 supermarkets in Australia I have checked in.

    1. Megan

      Hi Tamara, for sure it can. Trocomare is just a seasoning. It is usually located on the bottom shelf in the gluten free aisle in Coles and Woolies.

    2. Jacqui

      Herbamare salt by A Vogel would be yummy too. Available at Australian supermarkets & health shops.
      Seasoning salt containing Sea salt, celery leaves, leek, cress, onion, chive, parsley, lovage, garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and kelp.

  10. Kell McKenzie

    5 stars
    Made these for tea tonight, Good Friday, without the bacon. Used them as buns for salmon patty burgers. Perfect! Even fussy 9 year old inhaled his.

    1. Megan

      Thanks for the review Kell. I am so happy the family enjoyed them.

  11. Nicola

    Hi, i’d Really like to make these today, but I don’t have trocomare seasoning at the moment, just wondering if there is a suitable substitute? Thanks

    1. Megan

      Just add any of your favourite seasonings.

  12. Elizabeth

    Thank you for replying Megan…haven’t had much luck getting any feedback from my questions from other sites.

    1. Megan

      Hi Elizabeth, I try my best. Communication is hard when it comes from so many different places on a site lol

  13. Elizabeth

    Looks great. I can’t afford fresh cauliflower and I use frozen. Do you think it would work using defrosted cauliflower.

    1. Megan

      Absolutely. I freeze most of my cauliflower when I buy it on special.

  14. Vanessa Jacobsen

    Hey just wondering foni make them ahead of time. Can I freeze them raw made Patty’s then put them in oven once.defrosted?
    AMD if you make then freeze.how do you reheat them to eat?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Megan

      You can freeze them raw or cooked. Allow to defrost and bake as per instructions or reheat gently in a moderate oven covered in foil, or in the microwave for 90 seconds medium high.

  15. Melanie B

    5 stars
    Brilliant!

  16. Sue

    I had all the correct measurements but mine were a bit crumbly when they were turned over in the oven, do you have any ideas? Will definitely try again, I hand stirred everything together should I have mixed again in the food processor? Love your site and recipes.

    1. Megan

      Either that or maybe add a bit extra of cream cheese Sue. They should be nice and soft.

  17. Mel P

    5 stars
    I finally jumped in and made these today.
    I expected it to be hard work, but so easy, and so delicious! Will be a regular in my house now.
    Thanks heaps for the great recipe

  18. Jackie Mather

    5 stars
    These buns were so delicious my kids even loved them. They were so easy to make that my 9 year old daughter helped.

  19. Leane S

    5 stars
    These buns are awesome. We’ve just had the best burgers for dinner. Thanks Megan

  20. Emma S

    5 stars
    This is the easiest recipe EVER! I make a batch very chance I get. I use them as pizza bases, my morning toast when I crave it and better yet – I served it up to Hungry footballer boys who apparently hate cauliflower and they demolished an entire batch with their hamburgers! Obviously they are still unaware what is actually in these buns! Megan you are a genius!!!!

    1. Megan

      Thanks Emma! Glad you and the troops enjoyed them x

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