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Cheesy Ranch Cauliflower Fritters

CAULIFLOWER FRITTERS made with riced cauliflower, cheddar, and ranch seasoning! These are perfect for dunking in ranch or ketchup and my kids love them just as much as I do. 

cauliflower fritter dipped in ranch dressing

One of the things that I love about eating low carb is the freedom to enjoy ranch dressing without the guilt. 

As you may have noticed, I have a bit of a thing for ranch. 

I’m from the Midwest, you know. Ranch flows through my veins. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

These cheesy ranch cauliflower fritters are a total hit with my ranch-obsessed family. I mean…how can you go wrong?! 

Obviously, I’m a bit of a ranch connoisseur, so I hope you’ll give my keto ranch dressing a try. It’s unbelievably good and the perfect thing to dip these cauliflower fritters in!

How to:

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This recipe comes together really easily!

I start with a head of cauliflower and then rice it in the food processor. 

ingredients for cauliflower fritter recipe in glass bowl

Add it to a microwave safe bowl with a tablespoon of water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes. Drain the water and let the rice cool a bit.

I have NOT tested this with frozen cauliflower rice, so I can’t say how well that would work but my guess is that it will work great.

Stir your cauliflower together with some freshly shredded cheddar, eggs, and seasoning.

You could totally use a tablespoon or two of packaged ranch seasoning, but I wanted to keep this recipe a little more clean for my keto friends, so I just use some dried seasonings.

You’ll need:

  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Chives
  • Salt

cauliflower in cast iron skillet

Once everything is stirred together well, use a cookie scoop to drop scoops of the mixture into a pan with a bit of hot oil.

I recommend using avocado oil, because of the neutral flavor and high smoke point. It’s a healthier oil than vegetable or canola, but those will work if that’s what you have on hand. 

These cook for about 3-4  minutes per side.

A woman holding up a cauliflower fritter that was dipped in ranch

Tips & Tricks:

You’ll notice that the cauliflower mixture doesn’t hold together super well after stirring. 

To keep the fritters together, I use a cookie scoop to scoop out a portion of the mixture and pack it in so that it holds together a little better.

After dropping the mixture in the oil, use a spatula to gently flatten into patties. If the fritter falls apart, just use the spatula to shape it all back together. 

cauliflower fritters on cutting board

More ranch favorites:

As I said, ranch dressing is a staple here in the Midwest and I add it to many things! 

Some of my favorite ranch recipes include this chicken bacon ranch pizza, keto crackers (with my bacon ranch cheese ball!), and my grilled ranch chicken.

My broccoli fritters are great for dunking!

Be sure to try this buffalo chicken pizza drizzled with ranch too!

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A woman holding up a cauliflower fritter that was dipped in ranch

Cheesy Ranch Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower fritters made with cheddar and ranch! These are kid friendly and super easy!

Yield 10 fritters
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes


  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon dried chives
  • oil, for frying


  1. Add the cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl along with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Carefully remove the plastic wrap and drain the liquid from the cauliflower. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients aside from the oil to the cauliflower and stir well to combine.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Once hot, use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cauliflower mixture and drop the mixture into the hot skillet. Use a spatula to slightly flatten the fritter. Repeat with remaining mixture, being sure not to overcrowd the pan. You’ll likely need to work in batches.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Serve with extra ranch for dipping, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 5 Serving Size: 2 fritters
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 584mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

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24 thoughts on “Cheesy Ranch Cauliflower Fritters”

    1. Karly Campbell

      They’re two different recipes. I didn’t just swap the broccoli for cauliflower. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. i figured it was a different recipe, just wondering why no flour in one fritter, but is in the other….thank you for the response….

        1. Karly Campbell

          Hi Sally – it’s just different methods. One is made in the food processor, one is left with bigger chunks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      We’ve only made these fresh. They would probably reheat fine in the oven, but we haven’t tried. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. DID NOT WORK … they were good but definitely didn’t look like the picture and I expected so much more ๐Ÿ™ on to the next recipe …

  2. Debbie Rohrback

    I didnโ€™t see where the recipe actually called for ranch. The comment was use it as a dipping sauce if desired. Why are they called ranch fritters?

  3. Patty in CO

    Has anyone tried making these in a mini waffle maker? I may try it and see if it holds together once the cheese melts.

  4. I LUV fritters of any kind1 so thank you for this recipe. As for ranch seasoning: since i am single I picked up a ranch seasoning recipe and use that whenever I want the dressing or just the herbs as in this recipe. It is very convenient. Like having an italian or Mexican or curry spice mixture ready to hand.

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