Loaded Cauliflower Mash Cheese Balls

Place these Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Balls as the centrepiece and watch how your table transforms into a fancy and festive feast.  The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash, loaded with cheese and spices, breaded and fried. Resistance is futile!

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!

These Loaded Cauliflower Mash Cheese Balls are the ultimate snack for any get-together, especially New Years celebration. There is nothing better than having a great time with friends and family with some fun appetizers and this recipe definitely fits the bill.

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!

Since I prepared Vegan Cauliflower Mash in the instant pot, I deliberately made double the amount as this recipe was hovering in my mind and I really wanted to conjure up these Cauliflower Cheese Balls. We are great fans of cauliflower cheese, so thought why not try Loaded cauliflower Cheese Balls!


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Crunchy golden-brown deliciousness on the outside with loaded cauliflower mashed potato on the inside.  They are the perfect dream come true recipe for you. These golden, crispy and cheesy balls are a perfect snack when you have a leftover cauliflower mash or when you are having a get-together or just want to savour something on a rainy day. The leftover cauliflower mash combined with basic spices, few vegetables and stuffed with mozzarella cheese, then rolled up in bread crumbs and deep fried till nice and golden.


Must be kidding right? Not at all, just because we have used cauliflower here, that does not make this dish healthy in any way. Look at the other side of the coin, we have loaded full-fat cheese and after all, these are deep fried in oil, and whatever you deep fried, you are going to lose its vitamin and nutrition.  Sorry for the bad news, but here is the good news, we all allowed cheat days and I am sure we can indulge in something that our taste buds crave for. These balls are fairly easy to prepare and addictive and won't stop picking those up until they are gone and I am sure you'll receive some request to make some more or there will be many recipe requests you'll have!


Yes, you can freeze these cauliflower mash balls ahead of time, arrange them in an airtight container or freezer safe ziplock bag for later to deep fry. Whenever ready to serve, deep fry straight from the freezer. Fry it on a lower heat, so inside gets well cooked too.


Yes, you can bake these at 350F or 180c for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and golden.


Serve these crispy outside, soft, cheesy and fluffy balls immediately, once deep fried or baked, with any spicy sauce or chutney for a starter or snack. For a filling lunch, serve on the bed of fresh salad on a tortilla wrap and drizzle some delicious sauce or just enjoy on its own, you'll still enjoy.


Cauliflower mash
Potatoes cooked in Microwave
Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese
Basic spices
Steamed corn and green peas
Corn flour
Plain flour
Oil to deep fry


For outer layer combine cauliflower mash, potato, spices, vegetables and cheese. Make small balls from the prepared mixture, flatten them on your palm, then stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

Then these balls are dipped in a thin flour paste and rolled in dried breadcrumbs, freeze them for an hour then deep fry in hot oil.

loaded cheese balls, snack, appetizer starter, vegetarian snack, evening snacks, 
Party snack, tea time snack
Yield: 15-18 big pieces

Loaded Cauliflower Mash Cheese Balls

The perfect starter or snack for any party or game day, these are made with cauliflower mash. Resistance is futile!
prep time: 25 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 50 mins


2 cup cauliflower mash
4 medium potatoes
1/4 cup cheddar cheese grated
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
1/4 cup steamed sweet corn kernels  and  green peas
Salt to taste
1 TSP. Black pepper powder
1 TBSP. dried red chilli flakes 
1/2 TSP. dried oregano 
1 TSP. lightly crushed  coriander seeds ( optional) 
2 TBSP. freshly and finely chopped coriander 
4 TBSP. Corn flour ( white )
3 TBSP. plain flour
Breadcrumbs ( Panko will work fine too ) 


Wash the potato under the running water, put it on  M/W proof dish and cook it on high for 7-8 minutes. ( Reason for cooking in M/W, potato won't have much moisture)
In a big bowl potato and mash it with fork or masher, add cauliflower mash, vegetables, chilli flakes, pepper, oregano, coriander, dried coriander seeds, cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp corn flour and salt ( be careful as cheese has salt and cauliflower mash has it too )
Mix everything and make a dough. 
Divide the mixture into equal portions and make balls.
Flatten each ball on your palm and fill with one tsp. mozzarella cheese and fold over the disk, so it becomes a ball again.
Then roll again into evenly round shape.
In a one bowl mix remaining corn and plain flour with cold water and make a paste ( not too thick or thin )
Place the breadcrumbs on a flat dish.
Dip one prepared ball at a time in the paste, then roll it in the breadcrumbs make sure it fully covered with breadcrumbs. 
Once all the balls are breaded, place all of them on a tray and freeze it for about an hour.
Heat the oil in a kadai, or pan fry the balls on a low to medium heat in batches until nice and golden brown. 
Transfer and drain on the clean kitchen tissue paper.
Serve immediately.
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