Appetizers & Snacks, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dishes

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A healthy alternative to chicken wings that is gluten-free and vegetarian, this recipe uses cauliflower that is grilled to be tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. You can serve these up on game day for everyone who can appreciate that they are lower in fat, higher in fiber, and not fried. To make this vegan, use vegan butter.

HACK IT: Instead of making your own Buffalo sauce, you can use an already-made Buffalo sauce from the grocery store. There are even creamy Buffalo sauces you can buy.

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  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, sliced
  • 1 cup hot sauce


  • Grill Grate
  • Step 1

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to LO, and set the time to 15 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 2

    While the unit is preheating, put the cauliflower in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then season with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to mix.

  • Step 3

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the florets on the Grill Grate. Close the hood and cook for 7 minutes.

  • Step 4

    After 7 minutes, open the hood and flip and mix the florets. Close the hood and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    After 5 minutes, open the hood and use grill mitts to remove the Grill Grate and cauliflower. Add the butter and hot sauce to the Cooking Pot. If you want the cauliflower a little more grilled, place the Grill Grate back in the unit. Either way, close the hood and cook for 3 minutes more.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl. Pour the Buffalo sauce over the florets and toss. Serve alone or with ranch dressing, carrots, and celery sticks.