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Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

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Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower makes a nice vegan, gluten-free and low carb appetizer for game day that is sure to add a little kick to the party. Cauliflower is tossed in a spicy sauce and roasted in the oven until just crispy. 

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower White Plate


Spicy snack season is in full swing. I don’t know about you guys but I love buffalo anything whether it is buffalo chicken sandwiches and wraps or this Buffalo Queso Cheese Chicken Dip from a few weeks ago. There is something about that spicy flavor that gets me this time of year.

Today’s Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower is a healthier option if you like snacking at tailgates, Sunday football watching parties or even the Super Bowl . I like to call them roasted buffalo cauliflower bites, since they are a great bite sized, finger food.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Above

I am always the one at the appetizer table and I appreciate it when the host has some healthier options. This Buffalo Cauliflower is roasted in the oven until just crispy, satisfying your craving for those crunchy foods while packing in tons of flavor. I love to pair mine with a creamy, cool ranch or blue cheese dressing and crunchy celery.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower above


  • This spicy cauliflower is roasted, making it a healthier option to a lot of fried foods you might find on the game day table.
  • Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower is a great low carb snack as well as vegan as long as your hot sauce is vegan {Frank’s hot sauce is} and your not serving it with blue cheese dressing.
  • The cauliflower is spicy and is sure to spice up any party. I promise!
  • If you are gluten-free this is a snack for you as long as the hot sauce you use is gluten-free. I found Frank’s Hot Sauce to be gluten-free.
  • You are getting part of your daily dose of vegetables in when you eat this.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Large White Plate


When it comes to making these buffalo cauliflower bites, it couldn’t be easier. You start by tossing 7 to 8 cups of cauliflower florets in 2 Tablespoons of canola oil. Spread them evenly on a baking sheet and roast in a 400 degree F oven turning the cauliflower over once until just crispy, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Once the cauliflower is done remove it from the oven and toss it with the sauce. Serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower White Plate

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower makes a nice appetizer or snack for game day that is lightened up and is sure to add a little kick to the party. Cauliflower is tossed in a spicy sauce and roasted in the oven until just crispy. Pair it with blue cheese for dipping! 


For the buffalo cauliflower

  • 7-8 cups cauliflower florets (from 1 medium head of cauliflower)
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup hot sauce {I like Frank's}


  • Blue cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley
  • Blue cheese dressing {for dipping}


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl put the 7 to 8 cups of cauliflower florets and add the canoe oil. Toss to coat.
  3. Spread the cauliflower in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning once until the cauliflower is just starting to get crisp and the edges brown.
  4. While the cauliflower roasts create your sauce. In a medium mixing bowl combine the garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, hot sauce and stir to combine.
  5. Once the cauliflower is done roasting remove from the oven and place the cauliflower back in a large mixing bowl. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
  6. Serve warm garnishes with crumbled blue cheese, a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery.


You can use more or less hot sauce depending on how spicy you want the sauce to be.

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