Add These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites to Your Game Day Buffet

Add These Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Bites to Your Game Day Buffet

Made with simple ingredients and healthy cauliflower, you’ll absolutely love this easy recipe for buffalo cauliflower bites.

Whether you’re looking for a satisfying, creative snack or a healthier game day app, you’ll want to try out this easy and delicious recipe. While most buffalo bite recipes call for chicken as the base, we’ve swapped in a veggie for a plant-based version everyone can enjoy. Our vegan buffalo cauliflower bites recipe starts with a base of cauliflower florets, which you’ll toss in a simple spicy and tangy coating made of hot pepper sauce, lemon juice, and garlic powder.

All you have to do is wash and chop your cauliflower—though we certainly won’t judge you if you buy a bag of prepped florets—combine the sauce ingredients, toss everything together, and then let the oven do the heavy lifting.

This recipe makes four roughly 1-cup servings, which clock in at just 74 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 9 grams of carbohydrates. You’ll also get a healthy dose (4 grams) of fiber per serving.

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buffalo cauliflower bites - mixing sauce

buffalo cauliflower bites
4.41 from 5 votes

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo cauliflower bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 74 kcal


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • cup hot pepper sauce like Frank's®. NSA for Sugar Free 3
  • ½ medium lemon
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450⁰ F and coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together olive oil, hot pepper sauce, 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice, and garlic powder until combined.

  4. Drizzle over cauliflower and toss to coat.

  5. Return cauliflower to oven and cook for 15 minutes more (or until brown and slightly crispy), stirring every 5 minutes.

  6. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately, or store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to four days.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 752mg33%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

buffalo cauliflower bites

Want to try some more cauliflower recipes? We’ve rounded up 11 low-carb cauliflower recipes here. Or try our healthier buffalo chicken dip, which you can serve alongside these bites as another spicy game day appetizer.

Photography by Anguel Dimov, AB Creative