Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

February 3, 2021


Who is ready for watching some football this Sunday? Or at least ready to eat snacks!

I have grown to love football more since my oldest son plays it, it is so special now to see how into he is and how he talks with my husband like a very knowledgeable adult and not a teenager.

But I am still mostly in it for the snacks. And with these AH-mazing buffalo cauliflower florets and all the veggies I can get my buffalo fix without feeling like a just ate a gazillion calories.


I am so excited about this recipe because it was SO easy. Just cut up a head of cauliflower (you can keep the florets whole or cut them in half. I experimented with both and they were both great, it just serves more if you cut them in half).

Then you take 1/2 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 2 teaspoons garlic powered along with salt and pepper and stir in a 1/2 cup of water. I poured the cauliflower into the batter and gently tossed it with a spatula and they coated perfectly without a lot of extra batter. If you do find it dripping off you may want to lay them in a colander first to let the excess batter drip off.

Then you lay them on either a piece of parchment paper or a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20 min, flipping halfway.

Then you brush them with a mixture of hot sauce, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and cook for 15 more minutes. Then you get this:

And you will be so happy. Trust me.

I could barely take the pictures fast enough before I dove into these. I dipped them into Bolthouse Farms Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing because its so healthy! I felt amazing after eating them and I’ve very glad I have another cauliflower head in the fridge for this weekend.

I also experimented and added this Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning to one pan and it was delicious too, but the seasoning can be hard to find. They are still very good with out it.

Now I’m going to dip everything into this batter and bake it and smother it with Red Hot. Pickles? Broccoli? Cheese? I can’t imagine anything being bad made this way, but the cauliflower is perfection.


Happy Game Day! Hope you love these as much as I do!

Happy Eating~ xoxo Katie

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Frank’s Red Hot Seasoning Spice Mix (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup of hot sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot but any will work)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing for serving
  • carrots and celery sticks for serving



Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, water, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper until batter is smooth. Add cauliflower to batter and toss to coat. Spread cauliflower onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer with space between them. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes, flipping over halfway through. In another small bowl, combine the hot sauce, melted butter and lemon juice until well blended. Brush the buffalo sauce mixture on the cauliflower.
Return to the oven and bake until they start to brown, about 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with a bit of salt and serve hot with ranch dressing, celery and carrots, if desired
Recipe adapted from the Feel Good Foodie 

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