September 22, 2017

Buffalo Cauliflower with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Football season is here! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you some delicious football-inspired recipes for tailgating.
For my Foodie Football Fan recipe I wanted to share this spicy, crunchy appetizer I make often for my husband and friends: Buffalo Cauliflower served with delicious chunky Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping. You will love this game day dish! 
We’ve made winning appetizers and entrees you are going to love for game day!  
Be sure to check out their links below.


Ingredients: 

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size florets
  • 1 1/2 cups Buffalo Sauce (like Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
Blue Cheese Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 5 ounces blue cheese , crumbled
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt/black pepper, to taste

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the cauliflower on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until fork tender and golden.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the buffalo sauce and the melted butter.
  5. Add the hot cauliflower to a bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce mixture.
  6. Add to a serving dish with a large side of blue cheese dressing {recipe below} for dipping. 
  7. Serve and enjoy this game day dish!
Blue Cheese Dressing:
1.  In a bowl add buttermilk and blue cheese crumbles and mash with a fork until they are well combined.
2. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper and mix well.
3. Pour into a mason jar or other container and seal tightly.
4. Let set in fridge for at least 4 hours.
5. Remove, stir, and serve as a dip or dressing!

Dressing recipe adapted from https://domesticsuperhero.com
 Start by making the Blue Cheese Dressing.
In a bowl add buttermilk and blue cheese crumbles and mash with a fork until they are well combined. 
 Add sour cream, mayonnaise, white wine vinegar, sugar, garlic powder,
 and salt and pepper.
 Mix well.
 Pour into a mason jar and seal then set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. 
Spread the chopped cauliflower on a lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes or until fork tender and golden.
 In a small bowl mix the buffalo sauce and the melted butter.
I like to use Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce.
Add the hot cauliflower to a bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce mixture.
Coat well then serve warm on a plate.
Add a cup of the Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping.
 Enjoy this delicious game day dish!

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Pumpkin Pulled Pork Bowls by The Speckled Palate
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Easy Potato Chip Nachos by Honey and Birch
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