Paleo Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
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Paleo Buffalo Cauliflower Bites + Football Party Favorites

If there is ever a reason to get a bunch of people together and pig out on snacks and appetizers, it’s for the Big Game.

Or any sports themed party actually. Because groups of people joined around a TV, cheering for their favorite team, and relaxing on a weekend, screams for easy to eat comfort foods.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Sauce

Throwing a Superbowl party? Learn all our tricks to master game day, plus a recipe for the best handheld dessert ever.

Shouldn’t America declare Superbowl Sunday a national holiday already? We treat it as such anyways, so let’s just make it official. Plus, with the game on so late in the day, and everyone taking full advantage of the party atmosphere, we are all completely useless at work the next day.

Formal holiday or not, this day of fun is worth the year long wait. Whether you are a football fanatic, watch it for the commercials and halftime show, or just like an excuse to gorge on tons of comfort food (like yours truly), everyone can enjoy.

Baked Cauliflower Bites

A well-rounded Super Bowl spread should include all major football food groups – hot dips, cold dips, decadent finger foods, a one-pan serve-a-crowd main dish, and small bite sweet treats.

Here we have included (mostly) healthy options in each category. Don’t forget the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites of course, the recipe follows. Now, dig in!

hot dips

  • If you like buffalo sauce in dip form, this lightened Buffalo Chicken Dip is a great option.
  • If you can tolerate dairy, then you need at least dip with plenty o’ cheese. This White Pizza Dip is dairy-filled heaven.
  • For a dairy-free and lighter option, this Vegan Kale Artichoke Dip still meet that cheesy need.

cold dips



sweet bites

A Served Paleo Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Sprinkled with Ranch Sauce

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites {Paleo, Grain & Dairy free}

A low-carb and Paleo snack option perfect for your next football party. This lightened up version has all the flavor of the original but with healthy ingredients.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Snacks/Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into bite-size florets
  • 1/2 cup Cassava flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought Paleo friendly Buffalo Sauce
  • Homemade or store-bought Paleo Ranch sauce or blue cheese sauce if you can tolerate dairy
  • Celery sticks for serving


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a shallow dish, whisk together flour and spices. Add milk and stir to combine.
  • Dunk cauliflower pieces in batter, a few at a time, letting excess batter drip off. Place in a single layer on the pan.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes until batter is dry, crispy, and browned. Toss halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • While cauliflower is roasting, heat butter or ghee plus wing sauce in a microwave-safe bowl, or in a small saucepan on the stove. Stir until smooth and combined.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven, drizzle hot sauce mixture on top, and toss to evenly coat each piece. Return pan to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, again tossing halfway through, until crunchy and caramelized.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately with ranch sauce and celery sticks.


*This dish can easily come together in about 30 minutes, especially if you use the shortcut of store-bought sauce. See our recommendations below for brands that are Paleo-friendly.
**These bites are best eaten fresh out of the oven, as they will get softer the longer they sit.
***Tessemae's has the best Paleo-friendly Buffalo sauce, and Frank's Red Hot will work in a pinch. Tessemae's and Primal Kitchen also have wonderful bottled ranch dressing.
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    1. Absolute Katie! We’re all about simplicity and healthy recipes here ? Looking forward to your feedback once you try it. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks for sharing Amelia! They don’t get as crispy as fried wings, but should have some crunch. You can try a little less batter next time which will help each piece crisp more ?

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