These Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Blue Cheese are a delicious twist on a classic recipe. They’re so good that you won’t even miss the wings!
Over the summer, my husband and I took a day trip up the Hudson Valley. It’s pretty rare that we get out of NYC (no car!), so it was a real treat to spend the day exploring small towns and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Of course, no road trip would be complete without some good food. We stopped in Nyack around lunchtime, and after doing a little walking around, it was time to eat!
I’m not a meat eater, so I don’t eat wings. My husband loves wings though, and even he thought the cauliflower was delicious. So of course, I had to recreate the recipe once we returned home!
If the thought of making a homemade sauce scares you, don’t worry! This one is so easy. It only takes a few ingredients and comes together in a matter of minutes.
Serve these Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Blue Cheese as a snack or for a unique appetizer. Either way, you are going to love this recipe!
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup Frank's Original Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
- 1 tsp. sriracha sauce
- 2 cups baby lettuce, for serving
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Cut cauliflower into large florets.
- Place cauliflower in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spread cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. (Use two pans if it's too crowded.)
- Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes.
- Flip cauliflower and bake for an additional 5 - 10 minutes, or until browned on bottom.
- While cauliflower is roasting, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic to butter and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Stir hot sauce and sriracha into butter and mix well.
- Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Set aside.
- When cauliflower is finished roasting, remove from oven and place in a large bowl.
- Toss cauliflower with buffalo sauce and then return it to the baking sheet.
- Roast for an additional 5 - 7 minutes, or until hot and browned.
- Remove cauliflower from oven.
- Place baby lettuce on a plate, top with cauliflower, and sprinkle with blue cheese.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy!
I love spicy food, so I added a little sriracha to my Buffalo sauce. It wasn’t too hot at all … for me! If you like super spicy food, try adding even more sriracha, or leave it out if you enjoy your food a little milder.