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Easy Buffalo Cauliflower

Easy Buffalo Cauliflower is baked - not fried - and delivers all of the flavor of fried buffalo chicken wings in a lighter, but equally tasty appetizer or main dish!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 117kcal
Author Tiffany


for the cauliflower

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup milk or buttermilk

for the buffalo sauce

  • ½ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter add 1/8 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  • Stir together flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper. Stir in milk.
  • Dip cauliflower in the milk mixture, turning to coat completely, shake off excess and arrange in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, use a fork to turn over cauliflower pieces, and bake another 10 minutes.
  • While cauliflower is baking, combine buffalo wing sauce, butter, and honey in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, cook 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Brush buffalo sauce all over the baked cauliflower, bake another 10 minutes (I like to broil it for the last 2-3 minutes).
  • Serve fresh with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.


Serves two as a main dish, 6-8 as an appetizer.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg