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 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.
- 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.
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.
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:
And if you want to check out even more buffalo sauce recipes, take a look at the recipes in this list below.
When waffles and chicken combine with buffalo sauce, it's a trifecta of deliciousness! Buffalo sauce flavor in jerky form! Make your own jerky with this delicious variation. Create an easy buffalo themed nacho tray using Triscuits, celery and lots of delicious creamy buffalo sauce. Pop back a few of these buffalo chicken broccoli cheddar bites while watching the game! Cheesy, spicy, buffalo chicken soup with orzo is ready in just 30 minutes. You'll love this flavorful soup! Hearty spinach cheddar cakes are delicious with this creamy buffalo dip. A healthy way to kick that buffalo craving. *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!
Buffalo Hummus Chicken Waffle Bites
Buffalo Sauce Beef Jerky
Buffalo Chicken Triscuit Nachos
Buffalo Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Bites
Buffalo Chicken Soup with Orzo
Spinach and Cheddar Quinoa Cakes with Creamy Buffalo Dip
For the Buffalo Cauliflower
For the Blue Cheese Coleslaw
For the Buffalo Cauliflower:
For the Blue Cheese Coleslaw:
When waffles and chicken combine with buffalo sauce, it's a trifecta of deliciousness!Get the Recipe
Buffalo sauce flavor in jerky form! Make your own jerky with this delicious variation.Get the Recipe
Create an easy buffalo themed nacho tray using Triscuits, celery and lots of delicious creamy buffalo sauce.Get the Recipe
Pop back a few of these buffalo chicken broccoli cheddar bites while watching the game!Get the Recipe
Cheesy, spicy, buffalo chicken soup with orzo is ready in just 30 minutes. You'll love this flavorful soup!Get the Recipe
Hearty spinach cheddar cakes are delicious with this creamy buffalo dip. A healthy way to kick that buffalo craving.Get the Recipe
*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!