Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the appetizer that makes you forget you are eating a vegetable.  Tossed with wing sauce and broiled to perfection each bite is bursting with heat and flavor.

Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make, they are the introduction to the party, so you may want to also try these buffalo chicken meatballs, cheesy ranch buffalo chicken dip, or stuffed jalapeno poppers to spice things up at your next party.

Buffalo cauliflower bites made on a rimmed sheet pan garnished with crumbled blue cheese, cilantro and avocados, served with a spicy ranch dip in a clear bowl, by The Food Cafe.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites | The Food Cafe

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

When it comes to appetizers that speak for themselves these buffalo cauliflower bites need know introduction.  They are bold and beautiful and one bite has you hooked.

They make the perfect game day appetizer or party snack and served along side a creamy buffalo ranch dip and sliced avocados the taste is spectacular.

Appetizers are one of my favorite foods to make and serve.  They can be playful and often served right out of the pan you cooked them in, which in my playbook equals simplicity and less dishes.

Buffalo cauliflower bites on a sheet pan lined with white parchment paper with a black spoon for serving a fast and easy appetizer by The Food Cafe

How do I make easy buffalo cauliflower?

  1. Preheat oven  to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with non-cook cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, garlic salt, pepper, onion powder and water.  Mix and pour in 3 cups of cauliflower florets. 4 images showing how to make buffalo cauliflower bites, image one shows ingredients for batter in a clear bowl, image 2 shows the ingredients all mixed up in a clear bowl with a black spoon, image 3 shows pouring the cauliflower into the batter, image 4 shows the cauliflower all coated with batter to be baked, by The Food Cafe.
  2. Spread the cauliflower onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile make the buffalo sauce.  Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl and add buffalo wing sauce and mix.  Once cauliflower is done take it out of the oven and pour into a large bowl.  Pour the buffalo sauce on top, toss to coat, pour back onto sheet pan and BROIL for 20 more minutes.Four images showing how to make buffalo cauliflower bites, the image on the upper left shows the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet, the upper right images shows the buffalo sauce in a clear bowl, the image on the lower left shows mixing the buffalo sauce with the cauliflower with a black spoon in a clear bowl, and the image on the lower right showers the buffalo cauliflower spread out on the sheet pan ready to be broiled, by The Food Cafe.
  3. Brush on more wing sauce if desired and garnish with blue cheese crumbles, chopped parsley, sliced avocado, and buffalo ranch dipping sauce. Buffalo cauliflower bites in a black bowl lined with parchment paper and garnished with blue cheese crumbles, chopped parsley, sliced avocado, and a clear bowl with buffalo ranch dip with a piece of buffalo cauliflower dipped in it, by The Food Cafe.

How do you make buffalo cauliflower dip?

This is super easy and delicious.  Just mix one spicy ranch seasoning packet with sour cream and chill until your ready to serve.

2 images showing how to make buffalo dip for buffalo cauliflower bites. The image on the left shows the packet of spicy ranch seasoning mix with a bowl of sour cream, the image on the right shows the spicy ranch seasoning mix and sour cream being mixed together in a clear bowl with black spoon, by The Food Cafe

Baked buffalo cauliflower bites can easily be made with almond flour in place of all purpose flour to make them keto friendly, which won’t compromise on taste or texture.

Plus they are a great way to swap your traditional buffalo chicken wings with a vegetarian option that your guests will love.

Buffalo cauliflower bites garnished with blue cheese crumbles, chopped parsley, and sliced avocado, served in a black bowl lined with white parchment paper on a white background, by The Food Cafe.

When I go to the gym I sometimes hear people talking about the food they have had or made, and I overheard one conversation where someone mentioned that buffalo cauliflower bites were amazing so I had to try them out!

And yes! They were right, these little flowered vegetables suck up all that amazing buffalo flavor and dipped in  spicy ranch dip, oh man, the addiction is real.

Can you reheat cauliflower?

Yes.  You can either reheat buffalo cauliflower in the microwave or place it on a sheet pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray and reheat in the oven.

So don’t forget your vegetables the next time you are hosting or attending a party, these buffalo cauliflower bites will be the perfect appetizer to get your party started.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Servings: 6 people
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the appetizer that makes you forget you are eating a vegetable. Tossed with wing sauce and broiled to perfection each bite is bursting with heat and flavor.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Chopped parsley
  • 1 avocado sliced

Buffalo Sauce:

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup Franks wing sauce

Spicy ranch dip: (optional)

  • 1 packet spicy ranch seasoning packet
  • 16 oz sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with non-cook cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, garlic salt, pepper, onion powder and water. Mix and pour in 3 cups of cauliflower florets.
  • Spread the cauliflower onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile make the buffalo sauce. Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl and add buffalo wing sauce and mix. Once cauliflower is done take it out of the oven and pour into a large bowl. Pour the buffalo sauce on top, toss to coat, pour back onto sheet pan and BROIL for 20 more minutes.
  • Brush on more wing sauce if desired and garnish with blue cheese crumbles, chopped parsley, sliced avocado, and buffalo ranch dipping sauce.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cauliflower, buffalo cauliflower bites
Author: Shannon

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 1342mg, Potassium: 458mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 16.8%, Vitamin C: 34.1%, Calcium: 16%, Iron: 6%

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