Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites


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.

Active Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings

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


  • 8 cups 1 1/2-inch cauliflower florets

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot

  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    Sriracha-Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
    Diana Chistruga


Large rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 3/4 cup
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 169IU 3%
Vitamin C 70mg 78%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 439mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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