Buffalo Cauliflower Appetizer

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

I found this recipe right before Super Bowl one year and it seemed like the perfect lower carb appetizer to take to a party with me. I was right! It was delicious and I’ve been making it ever since.

Super Bowl is right around the corner! For those of you celebrating the occasion or even having a family gathering, this "healthified" recipe makes a tasty appetizer or finger food for your party. We love buffalo flavoring but usually it's incorporated with fried chicken or chicken wings. This is such a delicious flavor combo but usually loaded with calories. This spicy buffalo cauliflower bites recipe is the perfect alternative to the fried, calorie laden typical recipe.

Author: This recipe was originally published by Skinny Taste (skinnytaste.com)


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 22 oz (6 1/2 cups) cauliflower florets

  • 3/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce

  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter


Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray a large non-stick baking sheet with oil.

Combine the water, flour, and garlic powder in a bowl and stir until well combined.

Coat the cauliflower pieces with the flour mixture and place on the baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes.

While the cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and butter in a small bowl.

Pour the hot sauce mixture over the baked cauliflower and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes. Serve with skinny blue cheese dressing if desired and celery sticks.

Recipe Modifications

Recipe modifications by Vita Vie Retreat

Vegetables: Don't like cauliflower? You could make many vegetable substitutions to this recipe. Try broccoli, zucchini or eggplant as a substation for cauliflower.

Dips: Use blue cheese, ranch or simple sprinkle blue cheese crumbles over your app to avoid over using a dressing or dip.

Vegetables On The Side: Want to use a dip for celery? You can always mix up your vegetables. Instead of celery, consider carrots, parsnips or zucchini strips.

Enjoy the recipe and make sure to head on over to Skinny Taste to see their other amazing food. You can find any food you like in a healthier version!

Best In Health & Wellness,

Margot and Team Vita Vie Retreat