Buffalo Cauliflower with Bleu Cheese Sauce

Buffalo Cauliflower with Bleu Cheese Sauce by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN

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Buffalo cauliflower gives you the flavor of wings with a healthy twist for your next game day party. The bleu cheese sauce is a tasty compliment with substantially less fat and calories than traditional bleu cheese dressing.

Yields1 Serving
For the cheese sauce:
  cup nonfat sour cream or non-fat plain yogurt
 2 tbsp crumbled bleu cheese
 1 tbsp skim milk
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
For the Buffalo cauliflower:
 2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
 ¼ cup hot sauce
 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ½ cup water
 8 cups cauliflower florets1 medium head
1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the cheese sauce:
2

Whisk together the sour cream/yogurt, blue cheese, milk, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

3

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

For the Buffalo cauliflower:
4

Microwave the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl on high until melted.

5

Whisk in the hot sauce and lemon juice and set aside.

6

Mix olive oil, salt and water in a large bowl.

7

Add the cauliflower and toss until well coated.

8

Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and roast until beginning to brown and just tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

9

Whisk the hot sauce mixture again, drizzle over the cauliflower and toss with tongs to coat.

10

Roast the cauliflower until the sauce is bubbling and browned around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes more.

11

Serve hot with the cheese sauce.

Ingredients

For the cheese sauce:
  cup nonfat sour cream or non-fat plain yogurt
 2 tbsp crumbled bleu cheese
 1 tbsp skim milk
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
For the Buffalo cauliflower:
 2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
 ¼ cup hot sauce
 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 2 tbsp olive oil
 ¼ tsp Celtic sea salt
 ½ cup water
 8 cups cauliflower florets1 medium head

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

For the cheese sauce:
2

Whisk together the sour cream/yogurt, blue cheese, milk, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

3

Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes.

For the Buffalo cauliflower:
4

Microwave the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl on high until melted.

5

Whisk in the hot sauce and lemon juice and set aside.

6

Mix olive oil, salt and water in a large bowl.

7

Add the cauliflower and toss until well coated.

8

Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and roast until beginning to brown and just tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

9

Whisk the hot sauce mixture again, drizzle over the cauliflower and toss with tongs to coat.

10

Roast the cauliflower until the sauce is bubbling and browned around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes more.

11

Serve hot with the cheese sauce.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Bleu Cheese Sauce by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN