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Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

You’ll want this Buffalo Cauliflower Dip for every occasion! It’s spicy, full of flavor and is the best vegetarian dip you can find.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is a great alternative dip to the infamous Buffalo Chicken Dip.

That’s something we made more times than I can count in college for game day! If we had known there was a slightly healthier (emphasis on slightly) option, we would’ve been all over this since we couldn’t stop eating it.

It’s also a great first step and great recipe for into making more plant based options available for your get togethers!

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a cookie sheet of seasoned cauliflower florets

Should I cut the cauliflower before roasting?

Yes! I’d suggest cutting the cauliflower into small, bite size florets before roasting. Keep in mind that you’ll be using something to dip into this so you don’t want big florets in the dip.

These smaller pieces also allows the pieces to cook through much faster with more surface area. This roasted cauliflower adds some extra flavor with the olive oil, salt and pepper that other cooking methods may not.

Could I use cauliflower rice in this buffalo cauliflower dip?

I haven’t tried it, but I think it could work! It would give it a different texture, but could be a good alternative.

I’d suggest roasting the riced cauliflower with the onion as the recipe calls to give it that same deeper flavor and remove some of the water content. That should work well for both fresh and frozen cauliflower rice.

If you’re looking to make your own cauliflower rice, or really just don’t feel like cutting the cauliflower, using a food processor is a good option to help with that!

four bowls of shredded cheddar cheese, neufchatel cheese, greek yogurt, and buffalo sauce

What hot sauce should I use?

I’m always a sucker for Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce to get that classic buffalo wing flavor.

If you’d like to make your own buffalo sauce, try making this homemade buffalo sauce. It’s perfectly balanced, but you can make it even spicier if you’d like!

Can I make this buffalo cauliflower dip vegan?

You can! You’ll just want to substitute out the greek yogurt, neufchatel cheese, and shredded cheddar jack for vegan versions.

Vegan cream cheese is a good alternative for neufchatel cheese in this case.

Luckily, Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce is vegan so you won’t need to find an alternative there!

all the buffalo cauliflower dip ingredients mixed together in a glass bowl

Can I prepare this ahead of time?

Definitely! It’s an easy dish to prepare ahead of time and refrigerate. You can essentially make the entire thing and put it in the oven-safe baking dish to store. Just make sure that it’s cooled before putting it away.

You just need to heat it through right before serving and you’re all set! It’s a great option for when you need to have your hands on other dishes you’re serving.

What can I top this with?

Sliced green onions are a perfect topping for this to add a little freshness and crunch!

The next option is a little controversial so there’s two options: blue cheese OR ranch drizzles. I’m personally a ranch fan with my chicken wings so that’d be my suggestion.

a piece of toasted bread with some buffalo cauliflower dip being held up

What can I serve this with?

A classic wing setup of carrots and celery is a great option!

You could also serve this with cracker, pita chips, fresh sliced bread or even Garlic Crostini so there are options for everyone.

Looking for other types of dips to enjoy? Try one of these:

a glass baking dish full of baked buffalo cauliflower dip next to toasted bread and parsley

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

You'll want this Buffalo Cauliflower Dip for every occasion! It's spicy, full of flavor and is the best vegetarian dip you can find.

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower, diced into large florets
  • 1/2 a large onion, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread out the cauliflower and onion out on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cauliflower is fork tender. Remove from oven and lower heat to 350°F.
  3. Add cauliflower and onion to a large mixing bowl and add the hot sauce, greek yogurt, neufchatel cheese, and shredded cheddar jack. Stir until well combined and transfer to a 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and warmed through.
  4. Top with parsley, toasted bread or crackers, and serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 609mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

Nutrition provided is only an estimate.

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