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This recipe for spicy Buffalo cauliflower bites is a great vegetarian alternative to Buffalo wings. Roasted cauliflower stands in for chicken and provides more fiber and fewer calories.

EatingWell.com, January 2016; updated October 2022


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins

How to Make Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These healthy Sriracha-Buffalo cauliflower bites are the perfect game-day appetizer! Here are tips on how to make them:

Roast the Cauliflower

The first step is to roast the cauliflower florets on a large rimmed baking sheet at 450°F until they start to soften and brown on the bottom. It's important to not overcook them at this point because they will go back in the oven after tossing them in the Sriracha-Buffalo sauce.

Toss the Roasted Cauliflower in Sriracha-Buffalo Sauce

After roasting the cauliflower florets, toss them in Sriracha-Buffalo sauce. The sauce consists of just four ingredients: hot sauce, Sriracha, butter and lemon juice. Use your favorite brand of hot sauce and Sriracha to taste. Then continue roasting the cauliflower for an additional 5 minutes until hot.

How to Serve Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serve them with carrot sticks, celery and your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Can I Make Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites in an Air-Fryer?

Although we developed this recipe for the oven, we do have a recipe for Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower that cooks in about half the time.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Toss cauliflower, oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet; reserve the bowl. Roast the cauliflower until it's starting to soften and brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine hot sauce, Sriracha to taste, butter and lemon juice in the large bowl. Add the roasted cauliflower and toss to coat. Return the cauliflower to the baking sheet and continue roasting until hot, about 5 minutes more.


Large rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup
99 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 8g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3g; fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 5mg; vitamin a iu 169IU; vitamin c 69.9mg; calcium 32.8mg; iron 0.6mg; potassium 439mg; sodium 288mg.

1 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat