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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Blue Cheese Sauce

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!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites With Blue Cheese Sauce

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By: Fixate; Autumn Calabrese and her brother, chef Bobby Calabrese
Posted in: Snacks
6 approx. ¾ cup cauliflower and 3 Tbsp. sauce each
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins


  • 1/2 cup low-fat (1%) plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, gluten-free (preferably GMO free)
  • 2 tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. olive oil



  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Return cauliflower to oven. Bake for 5 minutes. Serve hot with sauce.

Recipe Notes

Portion Fix Containers
1 Green
1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It!
A great veggie as part of lunch or dinner. Also makes a great snack(tional).

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