Don't Be Chicken! Make This Cauliflower Buffalo "Wings" Recipe This Weekend by Stephanie Cannoe

Don't Be Chicken! Make This Cauliflower Buffalo "Wings" Recipe This Weekend

Love chicken wings, but looking for a healthy alternative? Try cauliflower wings! I am definitely a Frank’s RedHot lover and this buffalo cauliflower recipe hits the spot when I am craving something with a little heat and crunch. Plus, as a bonus, it is relatively guilt free, which is why this appetizer recipe is a staple in my house. It is super easy, too – a win-win.

The baked cauliflower is breaded in panko and baked until browned and crispy. The sauce is made with equal part of melted butter and hot sauce. Put the two ingredients to taste in a saucepot and melt together over low heat. So simple and easy, and the perfect snack or appetizer for your vegetarian friends and family. 

Serve these cauliflower "wings" as an appetizer, snack or side dish with dinner. If you prefer another brand of hot sauce, use it! Make these cauliflower wings your own. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • cauliflower, broken into florets
  • panko breadcrumbs
  • butter, melted
  • Frank’s RedHot Sauce

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Bread cauliflower in panko.
  2. Bake cauliflower for about 30 minutes, until slightly brown.
  3. Mix equal amounts to your preferred taste of melted butter and Frank’s RedHot. 

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Donna John
Yum!!! These are like my cauliflower popcorn but with attitude! I love Frank's RedHot, too. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Stephanie Cannoe ! food: 3-Ingredient Cauliflower "Popcorn" Recipe Is a Guilt-free Vegetable Snack or Side Dish
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, this sounds awesome! What a great snack or side dish. Thanks, Stephanie Cannoe ! #yum
Stephanie Cannoe
Donna John I love this recipe! Enjoy. And I need to try Cauliflower popcorn next. Sounds great too.
Anna Marie Graci
How do get the panko to adhere to the floretes?
Stephanie Cannoe
@AnnaMarieGraci Great question! Eggs or olive oil.
Julio Caro
Thanks For Sharing....
Kroger had cauliflower on sale this week - 2 for 5. So I bought two, one is going to be riced and the other will be this recipe, love Frank's

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