I don’t know about you, but I am IN LOVE with buffalo cauliflower. Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable and is especially delicious when battered in buffalo sauce. In honor of this amazing food, I’ve rounded up my favorite buffalo cauliflower recipes to share with you. From tacos, pizza, wings, and mac & cheese - you’ll find a healthier version of your favorite dishes with a buffalo cauliflower twist! Try out one of these delicious dishes at your next football party or for an easy meal this week.
But First: What is Cauliflower?
Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family alongside brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, and broccoli. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in glucosinolates (the sulfur-containing compound that give this vegetable family unique tastes). White cauliflower is the most common variety, but it also comes in purple, orange, and green! And did you know that the edible portion of this delicious veggie is the flower bud?
No matter what variety you choose to eat, cauliflower is a low-calorie vegetable that is chock full of nutrients, fiber, and health-promoting phytonutrients. In fact, cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, K, B6, and folate. It also contains potassium, manganese, magnesium, pantothenic acid, and phosphorus in addition to phytonutrients such as glucosinolates, flavonoids, and carotenoids. These phytonutrients are important antioxidants that can have protective effects against cancer and heart disease
My Favorite Buffalo Cauliflower Recipes
1: Meatless Cauliflower Tacos:
These meatless cauliflower tacos are full of flavor! Buffalo sauce, creamy ranch dressing, avocado, and crunchy lettuce all wrapped up in a soft tortilla. The best part? They will be ready to eat and at the dinner table in only 25 minutes!
Recipe: Try Rene’s Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
2: Buff Cauli Bites
A classic buffalo cauliflower bite recipe that is sure to have your mouth watering! Eat these spicy buffalo bites the same way you would eat hot wings: with carrots, celery, and ranch. They make the perfect baked game day dish.
Recipe: Try Yumna’s Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
3: Buffalo Dip!
This mouthwatering buffalo dip is made with cauliflower, making it a more nutritious dip option for entertaining or on game days! This go-to cauliflower dip can be served with whole-grain tortilla chips or even chopped veggies like peppers, celery, and carrots.
Recipe: Try Tanya’s Easy Cauliflower Buffalo Dip
Are you looking for a healthier pizza option that won’t disappoint? This pizza is seriously to die for with its roasted onion cream and buffalo battered cauliflower. I didn’t know that it was possible to fall even more in love with buffalo cauliflower until I met this pizza.
Recipe: Try Laura‘s Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza W/Roasted Onion Cream
5: Buff Cauli WINGS
Buffalo cauliflower wings are all the rage these days. If you adore buffalo cauliflower wings as much as I do but need an alternative way to devour them, give these wraps a go! These wraps are full of nutrients and can be made ahead of time. Simply throw together for a quick, tasty lunch!
Recipe: Try Deryn’s Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wraps with Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing
6: Vegan Mac & Cheese...with a twist!
A simple vegan mac & cheese dish with a cauliflower twist! Whole-grain macaroni, creamy cashew “cheese” sauce, and breadcrumbs all topped with spicy buffalo cauliflower florets. This recipe has A TON of flavor and won’t disappoint.
Recipe: Try Jess’s Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
I couldn’t resist including a second recipe from the buffalo cauliflower queen over at This Savory Vegan. These quesadillas have big flavor - creamy and spicy with a crunch. This recipe is quick, which makes it perfect for lunch or for busy weeknights!
Recipe: Try Rene’s: Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Quesadillas
I can't wait to hear about what you make!
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