Healthy Potato Pancakes Recipe for Two Made with Cauliflower Rice

Dec 10 2020
We love latkes (a.k.a. potato pancakes), and we wanna eat a lot of 'em. This recipe features frozen cauliflower rice and instant mashed potato flakes, keeping the prep time low and the deliciousness high! Feel free to enjoy these year-round -- pumpkin pie isn't just for Thanksgiving, and latkes aren't just for Hanukkah!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Easy Cauliflower Potato Pancakes Recipe

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1/2 of recipe (3 latkes): 183 calories, 7g total fat (1g sat. fat), 463mg sodium, 20.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 11.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


3 cups frozen riced cauliflower (about one 12-oz. bag)

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/4 cup shredded onion, thoroughly patted dry

1/4 cup instant mashed potato flakes

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

1 tbsp. olive oil

Optional toppings: light sour cream and chopped scallions, unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon


In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave cauliflower for 3 1/2 minutes, or until hot.

Add remaining ingredients except olive oil. Mix until uniform.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray, and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil. Bring to medium heat. Take 1/3rd of the mixture, and divide it into 2 mounds in the skillet. Flatten each mound into a patty about 1/4 inch thick. Cook until slightly crispy, lightly browned, and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, flipping carefully. Transfer to paper towels to soak up excess oil.

Repeat twice with remaining oil and cauliflower mixture, adding the oil carefully to avoid splattering, for a total of 6 pancakes.


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