Buffalo Bacon Roasted Cauliflower

I love the spicy vinegary flavor of Buffalo wings, along with a great blue cheese dressing for dipping them in. Now I can get those same great flavors in an easy-to-make side dish. The only way possible to make this Buffalo bacon roasted cauliflower any better is to double the recipe. Because more is definitely better.

Buffalo Bacon Roasted Cauliflower

If you’re not in to the funkiness that blue cheese has, try substituting cubed Monterey jack cheese instead. We still like the funky, but not super duper funky, so we often substitute gorgonzola cheese instead. No matter what you use Buffalo bacon roasted cauliflower is a treat.

Also try my cauliflower steaks and Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Cajun cauliflower.

Buffalo Bacon Roasted Cauliflower

I love the spicy vinegary flavor of Buffalo wings, along with a great blue cheese dressing for dipping them in. Now I can get those same great flavors in an easy-to-make side dish. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 137kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Place the bacon strips at one end of a large sheet pan.
  • Place the cauliflower florets at the other end.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Toss the cauliflower in any bacon grease that is on the pan. Return to the oven, season with salt and pepper, and roast another 5 minutes or until crisp-tender and lightly charred.
  • Remove cauliflower to a platter.
  • Drizzle with the wing sauce.
  • Crumble the bacon over the top of the cauliflower.
  • Add the blue cheese and green onions and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.