Buffalo-Blue Cheese Cauliflower Fritters

These Buffalo-blue cheese cauliflower fritters have bits of blue cheese throughout, and a good amount of heat that's tamed by a little sour cream for dipping.

a recipe photo of the Buffalo Blue Cheese Cauliflower Fritters served on a plate and topped with sour cream and chives
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 cups chopped fresh cauliflower florets

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon hot sauce

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • Sour cream for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F. Place a wire rack inside a large rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Place cauliflower and water in a medium microwaveable bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on High until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove plastic wrap and drain well. Let cool slightly, uncovered, at room temperature, for 5 minutes.

  2. Transfer the drained cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor; pulse until broken into smaller pieces, about 3 pulses. Add eggs, flour, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, baking powder and 1/2 cup blue cheese; pulse until the cauliflower is finely chopped and the mixture is well combined, about 20 pulses. Remove the knife blade from the food processor and stir in the remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese.

  3. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Working in 3 batches (about 6 to 7 fritters per batch), spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of cauliflower mixture into the hot oil and gently press into a 1 1/2-inch-wide patty using a metal spatula. Cook until well browned on both sides, flipping once, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate using a metal spatula. Place the fritters on the prepared baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Repeat the process with the remaining cauliflower mixture. Serve warm with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Vitamin A 179IU 4%
Vitamin C 22mg 24%
Vitamin D 10IU 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 48mcg 12%
Vitamin K 11mcg 9%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 11mg 3%
Potassium 176mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

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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