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30 June 2017

A recipe for cauliflower florets dipped in seasoned batter, baked, then drizzled with spicy Buffalo hot sauce, served with blue cheese dip. Make these for your next appetizer or party. Beware! They are rather addictive.

So, these are CRAZY addictive. I had to add that word to the title as fair warning to anyone who makes this. The first time I made it was for a test run, sort of a proof of concept. I didn’t plan on eating the whole thing, but once I took the first bite, BOOM! I couldn’t believe it. I chowed the whole thing down.

I have a feeling you will, too. I mean, just look at them!

Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe


Truly, if you enjoy Buffalo Chicken Wings (which I LOVE!!!), you’ll find this recipe appealing as it hits all those spots on your tongue and in your stomach that Buffalo Wings hit. You might not think so, because hey, we’re working with cauliflower here, but they do.

Are you a cauliflower lover? It is not my intention to knock cauliflower. It’s one of my favorite vegetables, in reality, but we can’t deny that cauliflower has very little flavor. This is not a negative. It’s cauliflower’s super power, actually.

Cauliflower has the ability to absorb any flavor you throw at it. It’s a blank slate food, so when you toss these with Buffalo sauce, it gives you BUFFALO SAUCE with every bite!

If you want to get all BOOM with your flavors, try adding a bit more butter to your Buffalo sauce, maybe a bit of honey and some extra spicy chili flakes. Swirl it together in a heated pan and…whao.


Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe

This particular recipe will make an outstanding side dish, but I think it will work best as an appetizer. Make it for your next party and watch people explode with delight upon trying them.

Keep tabs. Make sure fights don’t start breaking out when the bowl gets close to empty. Maybe make two of them.

You can easily keep these warm in the oven, or wrap them in aluminum foil until the guests arrive.

Don’t forget a simple blue cheese dip for serving. Ranch works as well. Just like Buffalo chicken wings, these babies taste great when given a tiny dip of blue cheese. Buffalo sauce and blue cheese – they’re best buds.

And who’d-a-thunk they would love cauliflower so much?

Go for it! I hope you enjoy these. Let me know!

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Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe

Check out a VIDEO of the recipe below!

Patty’s Perspective

These ARE surprisingly addictive. Even if you don’t like cauliflower, you should give these a try. The Buffalo sauce really seeps in and makes this truly satisfying. I loved these.

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS.Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A recipe for cauliflower florets dipped in seasoned batter, baked, then drizzled with spicy Buffalo hot sauce, served with blue cheese dip. Make these for your next appetizer or party. Beware! They are rather addictive.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, recipe, spicy, video
Servings: 4
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
  • 1 head of cauliflower florets only (core and stem removed)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water or more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup favorite Buffalo sauce
  • Blue cheese dip for serving
  1. Add flour, water, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix well to form a batter.
  2. Dip the cauliflower florets into the batter and set them onto a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove and brush generously with Buffalo sauce.
  5. Bake 10 more minutes.
  6. Cool slightly and serve with blue cheese dip.
  7. Enjoy! Eat them fast!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium, but nice and zingy!

Try my Homemade Buffalo Sauce Recipe with this. It's great!

Nutrition Facts
Addictive Buffalo Cauliflower - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1850mg77%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1040IU21%
Vitamin C 14.8mg18%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you enjoy this recipe, please leave a comment with some STARS below! Also, I’d love it it you would share it on social media. #ChiliPepperMadness if you do and I’ll be sure to share!


  1. Are you sure you didn’t mean 2 TEASPOONS of cayenne??

    Reply: Jeff, I used 2 tablespoons. I’m crazy like that, but feel free to reduce to your taste preference. — Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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