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A white platter filled with buffalo cauliflower bites.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: easy buffalo cauliflower, healthy appetizer recipe, how to make buffalo cauliflower
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 94kcal
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are amazingly delicious and also incredibly healthy. But don't worry! Just because they are so good for you, you won't believe how scrumptious they are! We love serving them with our Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing!
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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tsp garlic powder divided
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or vegan butter
  • 1 cup hot sauce we love Franks!
  • Celery stalks for serving
  • Blue cheese dressing for serving


  • Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
  • Core the cauliflower and cut it into large bite-size florets. Place the florets in a large bowl.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the garlic powder (1 tsp), onion powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Toss the oil with florets. Toss the seasonings with the florets.
  • Arrange the florets on a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, scooching the florets around about half-way through.
  • While the florets are baking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the hot sauce and 1 tsp garlic powder and stir until fully incorporated.
  • When the florets are done baking, remove them from the oven and return to the large bowl. Pour the sauce over the florets and toss to fully coat.
  • Turn the oven onto broil (high).
  • Place the coated florets back to the baking dish and place under broiler for 1 to 3 minutes (keep an eye on them...don't let burn!) until sizzling and slightly charred more on the top.
  • Transfer to a serving platter at once along with celery sticks and homemade blue cheese dressing!



Be careful when coring the cauliflower.  Always keep the blade of the knife away from your hands.  Cut out the core a little at a time.  It's okay if some of the core is still in the center before you start cutting the florets.
Be sure to not cut the florets too small.  Don't cut away all of the stems.  As the cauliflower roasts, it will become tender.  If the florets are too small, they will be difficult to grab with a fork once ready to eat. 
You can use packaged (fresh) cauliflower pieces, no problem.  For serving 3 to 4 people, go with a couple of bags.  Frozen cauliflower will work, but will become extremely flimsy after roasting and broiling.  We recommend using fresh for this dish. 
Vegan butter can be found in the dairy section next to traditional butter in most well-stocked supermarkets.  Substitute vegan butter for a completely vegan (and even healthier) dish. 
We highly recommend making the blue cheese dressing from scratch.  It truly adds to the buffalo wing experience! 
These gems are delicious served hot, but are still addictively yummy even after they've cooled off!


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 1106mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 232IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg