Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower was the biggest hit at our Friendsgiving dinner.  Even the people who say “I don’t like cauliflower” were finding themselves going back for more and more.  Now I know to make a double batch next time. 

I get to have Thanksgiving twice thanks to having this blog, and I will definitely be making this again.  Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower takes no time at all to make, and is a great healthy alternative to snacking.  It’s also a great budget-friendly alternative to traditional buffalo wings.

The first time I had buffalo cauliflower, I was skeptical as I usually am with “buffalo” recipes.  For Thanksgiving we always have buffalo wings, but this year, with 17 people at Friendsgiving, I wanted to lighten up the work load and the meal a little bit.

Another benefit to making this recipe is that it only a few minutes to put together.  A quick toss in olive oil and flour, helps make the cauliflower crispy when roasting, and what makes good buffalo cauliflower/wings great is a great sauce. 

Serve cauliflower with some ranch dressing, and enjoy!


1 head cauliflower, cut into florets/bite sized pieces
1 – 1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup flour

1 tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp black pepper 2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder 1/2 s;ck bu<er, melted 1 tbsp honey
1/4 – 1 cup (or more) hot sauce, depending on how spicy you like them
ranch dressing

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix flour, milk and spices in a large bowl until combined, like pancake batter.

Toss cauliflower in batter. Using tongs, toss around until cauliflower is fully covered. Shake off excess batter and place in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Cook for 10 minutes, turn and cook for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix butter, honey and hot sauce to desired heat level.

Immediately, put cauliflower in a large bowl and toss with sauce. Serve right away with Homemade Ranch Dressing


Click the link below for the printable version of this recipe.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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