Recipe: Buffalo Style Roasted Cauliflower

by Cate on February 27, 2014

Slightly hot. Slightly creamy. And full on delicious. This easy twist on roasted cauliflower will keep you coming back for more.

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All cauliflower all the time.

Maybe I should start a cauliflower blog.


But I seriously feel like the only vegetables I eat are cauliflower and broccoli.

Mostly because they are.

And mostly because they’re easy.

So that means I’m always on the look-out for a new way to prepare them.

Especially broccoli, because the kids will eat it.

Not so much on the cauliflower.

And even though Nick is all about buffalo flavored things (most notably wings and this salad), he didn’t care for this Buffalo Style Roasted Cauliflower.

Which is only mildly surprising.

But no matter. Because I pretty much hosed the rest of it myself anyway.

His loss.

But it doesn’t need to be YOUR loss.

Because if you’re looking for a new way to eat cauliflower. Or if you, like Nick and I, like buffalo flavored dishes. Or if you’re on a high protein and vegetable eating plan. Or clean eating. Or Paleo. Or MediFast.

All of the above or none of the above. This one is not to be missed. So stupid simple, I’m not even giving a real recipe.

Oven at 425. Bite size cauliflower florets spread onto a greased baking sheet. Lightly drizzle with olive oil, mix to coat. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until they start to get golden brown. Remove from oven and put in a bowl. Add your favorite hot sauce. Just a bit to lightly coat the cauliflower. Mix so each floret gets some. Plate. Drizzle with a bit of your favorite bleu cheese salad dressing and top with crumbled bleu cheese (I’m partial to Amish Bleu for this one). Be sure to add the crumbled bleu cheese while the cauliflower is still warm, so it gets all nice and melty. Devour.


Hungry for more cauliflower recipes?
This Roasted Cauliflower Spread is a riff off one that Sarah and I enjoyed at Tom Douglas’ Lola in Seattle.
Visually, this Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a showstopper, and I made it for a cooking challenge at the CIA recently.
If you haven’t had this Cauliflower Steak with Homemade Caesar Dressing, I don’t know how to help you.
This super simple Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a great comfort food spin when you’re craving carbs and cheese.
These Cauliflower Bread Sticks were another great riff, and delish!
This Mock Shrimp Risotto was almost as good as the real deal.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza for fulfilling all your pizza loving dreams.
And lastly, Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes will satisfy your comfort food craving.

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Joanne February 28, 2014 at 7:24 am

Love buffalo sauce! And love roasted cauli. Pairing the two sounds excellent.
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Angie February 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

Oh yummy! I love healthy and spicy!
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Meg February 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

Sounds delicious! I’ve recently been reacquainted with cauliflower and am pretty addicted to that and Frank’s Red Hot, so I think this would be a match made in heaven!
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Christie February 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Anything with buffalo sauce is so delicious. We eat a lot of cauliflower too. Need to try it this way.
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Angie | Big Bear's Wife February 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Roasted Cauliflower is so good, I love hot sauce added to them!
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Susan February 28, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Great pairing and I agree it’s all about the cauliflower and broccoli!
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Carrie @ poet in the pantry March 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm

You are a magician with cauliflower! I never make it because I don’t know what to do with it (other than steam it). Going to have to try some of these recipes now!
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