I adapted this from a recipe I found on Epicurious and was so excited that it came out so good. You can surely make it in a large baking dish, but I love them as these little bites. The almond topping is optional, but a nice touch to fancy it up.

Duration: 55 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 35 Mini Muffins


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons matzo meal or flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add cauliflower and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.  Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

3. Mash cauliflower with a potato masher, until mostly mashed up.

4. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.  Saute scallions until tender and fragrant about 3 minutes. Add to mashed cauliflower.

5. Mix in matzo meal, eggs, half of parsley, dill, salt and pepper.  Stir until all mixed.

6. Spray 4  9-cup mini muffin pans with cooking spray.  Spoon cauliflower mixture evenly among the trays. If using topping, mix almonds with the remaining parsley and sprinkle over kugels.

7. Bake uncovered until set and beginning to brown. About 30 minutes.

Enjoy hot or cold.

Serving size is 3 bites per person, but they are so low calorie don’t worry about eating more.

Tamar is the Executive Editor of JOYofKOSHER.com.  She recently moved from New York City to Beer Sheva, Israel.  She is the mother of three amazing children, a registered dietitian, nutrition educator, and major foodie!!  Always on the search for the best of everything and often found in the kitchen cooking up new healthy foods, Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

Originally published July 21, 2013

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