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A plater of Baked Buffalo Cauliflower
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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are a fun and easy appetizer or snack made with just a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 92kcal


  • 1 large head of cauliflower - cut into small florets
  • ½ cup Frank's RedHot Sauce - plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoon butter - melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Transfer cauliflower florets to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the hot sauce, melted butter, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt. Whisk well to combine. Pour the hot sauce mixture over the cauliflower florets and toss well to coat.
  • Spread the cauliflower in a single layer over a lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, gently tossing the cauliflower approximately halfway through cooking. Cook until the cauliflower is fork-tender and browned around the edges. Season with black pepper, if desired.


If you like extra crispy edges, set the oven to broil in the last 2 minutes of baking and cook until just brown around the edges.
Some readers have mentioned that their cauliflower bites come out less soggy when they bake their cauliflower florets in a little olive oil first, before adding any hot sauce. After the cauliflower is baked, then they transfer to hot sauce mixture and toss to coat. Let me know what works best for you!
Buffalo cauliflower is best enjoyed immediately.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 29.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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