Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

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A healthy version of the popular game day appetizer recipe, these buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dressing are packed with flavor, gluten free, low carb and low in calories.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing a healthy appetizer recipe

Is there anything better in life than appetizers? They’re my favorite dish to order in a restaurant, the first thing I crave when I attend a party and one of my favorite courses to prepare when I’m hosting friends. 

As you’re probably well aware, there is a big game coming up where a bunch of tough dudes toss around a football. We aren’t much of a sports family but I love any excuse to entertain friends, eat delicious appetizers and watch some of the best commercials of the year. (In fact, I spotted Budweiser filming their game day commercial during my visit to New Orleans earlier this month!)

Buffalo Cauliflower with Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing a clean eating appetizer recipe

This particular appetizer recipe is dedicated to my dear friend Kristin who loves any and all things buffalo. And who can blame her? Tart, tangy and mildly spicy, buffalo sauce is loaded in flavor.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing a healthy game day snack recipe

To keep it healthier, I decided to swap out deep fried chicken wings for oven roasted caramelized cauliflower. Paired with my creamy blue cheese dressing made with yogurt instead of mayo, it is truly a match made in heaven. I promise you won’t miss any of the missing fat and calories.

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Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing

4.75 stars average
These buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dressing are packed with flavor, gluten free, low carb and low in calories.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 8 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup butter (unsalted)
  • 4 servings Light Blue Cheese Dressing (to serve)
  • celery sticks (to serve)
  • blue cheese crumbles (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, toss together cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer on baking sheet and roast until caramelized, about 20-25 minutes.
  • While cauliflower is roasting, melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in hot sauce; set aside.
  • Add cooked cauliflower back to the medium bowl and drizzle with the buffalo sauce. Toss until evenly coated and serve on a platter with blue cheese dressing  and celery sticks.

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Notes

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups cauliflower and 2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 12.2gProtein: 6.3gFat: 20.6gSaturated Fat: 9.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 1350mgFiber: 6.3gSugar: 5.8g
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12 responses to “Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing”

  1. Sandy @ RE Avatar
    Sandy @ RE

    I want this NOW. Looks amazing!

  2. Nicole Avatar
    Nicole

    I have been craving buffalo wings so hard this week! I love this healthier version.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You must make this then!

  3. 2pots2cook Avatar
    2pots2cook

    So nice; think of serving it as a side dish for a week night dinner !

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes exactly!

  4. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    Such a great idea – love the flavors – who would have thought of using cauliflower!!! Brilliant!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It’s so good Mary!!!

  5. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Love buffalo. Love cauliflower. Love blue cheese. Sooooo this is basically perfect. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahaha thank you!!!