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

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian


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.



  • 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)
  • 3 oz vegan butter
  • salt, pepper to taste


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 head
  • Calories: 125
  • Sugar: 3.3 g
  • Sodium: 206 mg
  • Fat: 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.3 g
  • Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: Buffalo Cauliflower, Roaster cauliflower, vegan lunch, vegan dinner, meal prep