These roasted buffalo cauliflower steaks are topped with a creamy blue cheese coleslaw. Enjoy the flavor of buffalo sauce for game day with a healthy twist!
Oh look, it’s that time of year again.
Ugh. The biggest game day of my least favorite sport. But as I say every year, while I hate the game, I love the food.
I like a good saucy buffalo wing (or buffalo Instant Pot chicken leg quarter) as much as anyone else out there.
But, with a beach vacation to Mexico in about a week that poses a little bit of a dilemma.
Buffalo cauliflower is the solution.
How Do You Make Buffalo Cauliflower?
These roasted buffalo cauliflower steaks are even easier than buffalo wings.
Want to know why? There’s no frying involved.
There’s also no butter, just buffalo sauce. Kinda like a double whammy of healthy.
Cauliflower > wings and buffalo sauce > butter.
Making buffalo cauliflower is simple, there’s really just a few easy steps:
- Cut cauliflower into steaks – I detail how to do this in the directions of the recipe below but you can also check out these bison cheddar cauliflower steaks for more info. I use this approach for air fryer cabbage too – cutting it in steaks is the perfect way to roast it to crispy perfection!
- Brush with buffalo sauce – make sure to brush both sides before they go into the oven for extra buffalo flavor!
- Roast – I like to use my convection roast setting for this as it does such a great job making roasted vegetables crispy but if you don’t have that setting, just increase the temperature (again, details in recipe instructions below) and roast normally.
And if you love simply roasted vegetables, you have to try roasted romanesco too!
What Do I Do With the Rest of the Cauliflower?
When you make cauliflower “steaks” you’ll inevitably end up with about 1/3 to 1/2 the cauliflower that sort of falls off into florets.
Those florets can be roasted and turned into buffalo cauliflower bites!
Just toss the extra cauliflower with more buffalo sauce in a bowl. Spread out on another sheet pan and roast alongside the buffalo cauliflower steaks.
Cauliflower bites taste just as good as cauliflower steaks!
What Do I Serve With Buffalo Cauliflower?
Just like a good buffalo wing needs some blue cheese for dipping (please don’t tell me you like ranch with your wings, it’s unacceptable), buffalo cauliflower needs a pairing too.
Creamy blue cheese coleslaw is just the thing.
It’s simple too:
- coleslaw mix
- blue cheese dressing (I LOVE Bolthouse Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing – it’s got way less fat than traditional blue cheese dressing)
- fresh parsley
- red onion
Just mix that all up in a bowl and top the crispy roasted buffalo cauliflower when it comes out of the oven.
It’s creamy and cooling in contrast to the hot and spicy buffalo flavor and near perfection.
Don’t forget about the buffalo cauliflower bites you roasted up at the same time either!
Try serving those with a dip like the avocado cream sauce in this buffalo chicken cheddar bites recipe or just straight into some blue cheese dressing!
I know cauliflower has been replacing everything lately as the new “healthy” alternative.
And I’m not going to sit here telling you this buffalo sauce cauliflower is better than a chicken wing.
It’s not better. It’s different.
It’s a lower calorie way to satisfy a buffalo craving and it’s an incredibly easy oven baked recipe.
If you want chicken wings on Superbowl day, eat them. These apple butter honey mustard wings ones from my girl Brandy are insane.
Or, make buffalo chicken wing soup instead. It’s a dead-ringer for wings in soup form!
But, if you want to try something new that’s pretty delicious in its own way, give this buffalo cauliflower recipe a try.
More cauliflower recipes to try:
For the Buffalo Cauliflower
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- salt and pepper
For the Blue Cheese Coleslaw
- 3 cups coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing (or your favorite blue cheese dressing)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- salt and pepper
For the Buffalo Cauliflower:
- Preheat oven to 400°F convection (or 425°F if you don't have a convection setting)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice the cauliflower from top down to the bottom/core in 1 inch slices. You should end up with 3-4 "steaks" from the center of the cauliflower.
- Place cauliflower steaks on the parchment paper and brush both sides with the buffalo sauce. (*see note)
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Roast for 20 minutes, carefully flipping half way through.
- Transfer to a plate and serve with blue cheese coleslaw.
For the Blue Cheese Coleslaw:
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
*Use leftover cauliflower for another recipe or roast on another baking sheet with more buffalo sauce. They won't be "steaks" but they'll taste just as good!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 1326mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 8gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g
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