Recipe Redo: Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

My name is Terri and I’m a Pin-aholic. I can completely lose time while scrolling through the wonder that is Pinterest. I love the funny sayings, the amazing ideas for homes, the tips and tricks that make life easier, but what amazes me more than anything is sheer volume of recipes that exist on Pinterest.

There’s something for everyone – you can find casseroles and restaurant copycat recipes and everything under the sun. So I really enjoy seeing what everyone else is making, or pinning, I suppose since I have absolutely no clue how often someone actually tries a recipe that they pin. Do you?


In the weeks leading up to the Superbowl I kept seeing “Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites” everywhere. The basis of the recipe was a flour-coated and baked cauliflower that was then tossed with buffalo sauce. Genius. I mean, seriously, once you coat something with buffalo sauce won’t it taste just like anything else coated with buffalo sauce? Yep. Tasty.

On Superbowl Sunday our plans to head to a friend’s party were derailed by a forgotten homework assignment. I hadn’t planned to cook and game snacks, so I had to improvise and guess what? I had a head of cauliflower in my refrigerator. I decided to try this buffalo cauliflower without the flour coating.


This was simple, very tasty, and even better on day 2! You can use a blue cheese or ranch dressing of your choosing (I’ll give a light version below) or you can gobble this up with no dressing. I’m not saying I’ll never eat hot wings again, but I am saying this curbed a craving for the spicy, tangy flavors.


Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower
Nutritional Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: ¼ of head
  • Calories: 91
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Unsaturated fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.1g
  • Sodium: 309mg
  • Fiber: 12.5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 7.4mg
Recipe type: Side, Snacks
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A healthy and tasty snack that gives you a hint of gameday favorite flavors.
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ⅓ cup Frank's Hot Sauce
Now What?
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, minced garlic, and if you desire, salt and pepper. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single flat layer of florets.
  3. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until to the brownness you prefer.
  4. While the cauliflower is roasting, melt butter and combine with Frank's Hot Sauce.
  5. When the cauliflower is done roasting, toss it with the sauce to coat.


  1. cherylopal
    February 14, 2013

    sounds so yummy! planning on making this sat or sun!! and yes i’m a pinoholic too!!

    • Terri
      February 14, 2013

      It’s just so darn addictive, but it makes me feel like I’m soooo not crafty enough!

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