Besides my total love of Mexican and Chinese food, I am pretty obsessed with honey barbecue wings.  So obsessed, in fact, that we had to take a trip about 30 minutes north of where we live so that I could find some and eat some.  

The cravings are real people.  Also, have you noticed a trend here?  Hi – I love food.  All kinds of food, and I love sauces!

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Light Ranch Dressing

Now that we got that out of the way, I want to introduce you to a secret weapon.  You might be like me and watching what you are eating.  

Well, the Super Bowl is coming up and with it means chicken wings and beer.  Personally, I don’t want to spend the 20 SmartPoints that a small portion of wings would cost me.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Light Ranch Dressing

Instead of 20 SmartPoints, how about 2 SmartPoints for almost the same effect?  I know what you might be thinking.  Cauliflower doesn’t taste like wings.  I know that, silly.  

But cauliflower is zero points – so adding a little bit of wing sauce creates the illusion of eating a chicken wing.  

If you are interested in additional side dish recipes, I suggest trying the roasted vegetables recipe or the avocado tomato chickpea salad.

I know you are actually eating said chicken wing, but if I am at a party and want to eat similar things to what others are eating, this recipe is a winner.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Light Ranch Dressing

And the best part?  It tastes great!  Jeremy tried some of them, and really liked them.  He thought the mild sauce was a bit too spicy, but he’s a weakling.  

I couldn’t believe how much like a wing they tasted – and they had a great texture too. These would make delicious snacks too.

To make these Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower:

  1. Simply chop up your cauliflower.  In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper together.  Place cauliflower on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 mins at 425 degrees.  

  2. Once the cauliflower is cooked, remove it from the oven and set aside.  Let cool about 2 minutes.  In the same medium bowl you used before, mix the cooked cauliflower and the wing sauce together.  

  3. Toss to coat – make sure all the cauliflower gets covered in the sauce.  Serve immediately.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch - a great and easy Super Bowl side dish that won't use up all your SmartPoints.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Light Ranch Dressing

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 2 SmartPoints per serving, about 6 pieces.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 50 pieces
Calories 2 kcal


  • 1 bunch cauliflower chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Chop cauliflower to get enough florets that you want to use.  In a medium sized bowl, combine florets, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Mix to combine.  On an olive oil sprayed baking, spread the cauliflower and bake about 20 mins.
  • Once the cauliflower is roasted to your liking, place them in a medium mixing bowl.  Add the buffalo sauce and mix together. Serve with low-fat ranch.


Calories: 2kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 74mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Wings are one of my weaknesses. I have lots of weaknesses, but wings are totally near the top of that list. I thought these were fantastic and totally worth the 20 minutes it took to put these together – they are so good!

  2. I LOVE ranch. If only I could make ranch healthy. Too bad that will never happen. 🙁 But these cauliflower are delicious – and the wing sauce tastes so good!

  3. Thank you so much! I love finding ways to make my favorite recipes healthy. This is totally something that will help at those Super Bowl parties too, which I love.

  4. Oh stop being so sweet. I am learning and cooking as much as I can. But I do love it. I can’t wait to hear how you like the recipes once you cook them.

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