The typical basket of buffalo wings in a restaurant has an incredible amount of calories — and that’s before you drown them in creamy blue cheese sauce.
But these vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Bites will have even the most ardent meat-lovers craving more!
We smothered baked cauliflower florets in a much healthier version of buffalo sauce that has the same tangy, spicy flavor and paired it with a two-ingredient blue cheese sauce.
Grab a plateful of these Buffalo Cauliflower Bites before everyone else eats them up!
Watch 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese make a similar version of this recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Blue Cheese Sauce on their healthy cooking show, FIXATE!
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Blue Cheese Sauce
- ½ cup low-fat (1%) plain yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 6 cups cauliflower florets
- ½ tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
- ½ cup hot pepper sauce
- ⅓ cup rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, gluten-free (preferably GMO free)
- 2 tsp. ground chili powder
- ¼ tsp. ground smoked paprika
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine yogurt and cheese in a small bowl; mix well. Refrigerate until needed.
Lightly coat large baking sheet with spray.
Place cauliflower florets on baking sheet. Coat cauliflower lightly with spray. Season evenly with ¼ tsp. salt.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
While cauliflower is baking, combine hot sauce, rice vinegar, and cornstarch in medium saucepan; whisk until cornstarch is dissolved.
Add chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, maple syrup, oil, and remaining ¼ tsp. salt; whisk to blend.
Heat hot sauce mixture over medium-high heat; cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until thickened. Set aside.
Pour hot sauce mixture over baked cauliflower (on baking sheet); mix well.
Return cauliflower to oven. Bake for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with sauce.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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A great veggie as part of lunch or dinner. Also makes a great snack(tional).
*Note on equivalents: Per serving, the amount of yogurt and cheese found in this recipe is not enough to count toward a day’s Red or Blue allowance. As such, these ingredients (and calories) have been calculated into the tsp. equivalent.
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