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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is flavorful and spicy thanks to a marinade based on Buffalo sauce. An easy vegan everyday recipe that is good as a main or side dish, versatile and perfect for weekday lunches and dinners. An excellent meal prep option, this Buffalo Whole Roasted Cauliflower can be made in advance and reheats beautifully.

Whole Cauliflower head as it comes out of the oven.

If you ever tried my Buffalo Cauliflower Lasagna, the Buffalo Cauliflower Soup or the Buffalo Cauliflower Taquitos, you know that there are so many ways and creative ideas to use Buffalo cauliflower. All of them are using my homemade Buffalo Sauce, which so easy to prepare and delicious.

I hope you’re all coming on board with for this Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe. It is so easy to make, flavor packed with buffalo sauce and seasoning, satisfying, addictive, fun to prepare with my method.

On top of that versatile, budget friendly and a keeper that the whole family will love.

The Buffalo marinade gives this dish its red color and spicy flavor.
How to prepare cauliflower

If you are looking for tasty cauliflower recipes, I have an amazing selection for you. I am sure you will love all of these:

Spanish Cauliflower Rice – this is my all time favorite. A low carb rice packed with flavor and so easy.
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese – the ultimate comfort food made healthy. And oh boy so delicious.
Cauliflower Carbonara Sauce – thanks to cauliflower it is so creamy and satisfying. No one would ever taste it is made with veggies only and no dairy.

Looking for more cauliflower recipes? I got you covered! Simply type cauliflower in the search bar and enjoy.

 
Knife cutting into the Roasted Cauliflower Head. A single portion is about a quarter of a head.

What’s in this Buffalo seasoning

What you will need besides the Buffalo sauce to make the marinade is extra Buffalo seasoning. Only combined the two give the full flavor to the otherwise unseasoned cauliflower. Also it is important for the texture of the marinade because it has to stick to the cauliflower. 

So here is what you will need to make the Buffalo seasoning:

  • cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • chili powder

The insides of the cauliflower are also seasoned thanks to pouring the marinade into the bottom.

What you need for this Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe

With the sauce and seasoning, we are almost done with the list of ingredients for this easy recipe. Add cauliflower (obviously) and vegan butter for extra buttery flavor and we are done.

So all you need is:

  • Buffalo sauce prepared or store bought
  • Buffalo seasoning
  • Vegan butter
  • 1 head cauliflower

Enjoy this as a main dish or a side.

How to make this Whole Roasted Cauliflower

First you need to preheat your oven to 400°F and prepare a casserole dish into which the whole cauliflower can placed easily or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove the stalks from your cauliflower and wash the head. Let it dry well.

Meanwhile heat a small pot and melt the vegan butter. Add Buffalo seasoning (simply combine all the spices) and sauce to the melted butter. Mix with a spatula or wire whisk until smooth.

 
This Buffalo Whole Roasted Cauliflower is perfect for meal prep.

Now, put the cauliflower head upside down into the casserole dish or on the baking sheet. Pour half of the marinade from the pot into the cauliflower and shake it a bit around. Flip the head and use a pastry brush to cover the outside of the whole cauliflower with what remains in the pot. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the casserole or prepared baking sheet in the oven and bake for around 60 minutes.

After baking serve on plates and enjoy. If you have leftover buffalo sauce, use it as extra dipping sauce for this whole roasted cauliflower.

In no time, you have prepared an amazing and easy dinner or lunch. Serve plain or with rice or quinoa.

Step by step instructions how to make a Whole Roasted Cauliflower.

Variations

Roasted cauliflower florets: simply cut the head into florets and mix them in the sauce until covered. Bake for around 30 minutes at 410°F.

Leftover sauce can be used for dipping, yum.

 
This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is made with Buffalo sauce and Buffalo spices for the best tasting cauliflower you've ever made. An easy vegan everyday recipe that is good as a main or side dish, versatile and perfect for weekday lunches and dinners. An excellent meal prep option, this Buffalo Whole Roasted Cauliflower can be made in advance. #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #dinner #lunch #contentednesscooking #wholeroastedcauliflower #buffalocauliflower

Try this easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower for yourself and let me know how it goes.

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Cheers, Florian.

Knife cutting into the Roasted Cauliflower Head. A single portion is about a quarter of a head.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This Whole Roasted Cauliflower is flavorful and spicy thanks to a marinade based on Buffalo sauce. An easy vegan everyday recipe that is good as a main or side dish, versatile and perfect for weekday lunches and dinners. An excellent meal prep option, this Buffalo Whole Roasted Cauliflower can be made in advance and reheats beautifully.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, washed and trimmed
  • Buffalo seasoning (I used 2 tbs cumin, 2 tbs smoked paprika, 2 tbs garlic, 1 tbs chili powder mild)
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce, prepared (your favorite)

Buffalo Sauce

  • 3 oz vegan butter
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F and prepare a casserole dish into which the whole cauliflower can placed easily or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the stalks from your cauliflower and wash the the head. Let it dry well.
  3. Meanwhile heat a small pot and melt the vegan butter. Add Buffalo seasoning (simply combine all the spices) and sauce to the melted butter. Mix with a spatula or wire whisk until smooth.
  4. Put the cauliflower head upside down into the casserole dish or on the baking sheet. Pour half of the marinade from the pot into the cauliflower and shake it a bit around. Flip the head and use a pastry brush to cover the outside of the whole cauliflower with what remains in the pot. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the casserole or prepared baking sheet in the oven and bake for around 60 minutes.
  5. After baking serve on plates and enjoy. If you have leftover buffalo sauce, use it as extra dipping sauce for this whole roasted cauliflower.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4 head
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 3.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 6.3gFiber: 3.3gSugar: 3.3gProtein: 2.7g
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