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Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

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This Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders recipe is mind-blowingly delicious! Mini cauliflower steaks are roasted in buffalo sauce and topped with an irresistible blue cheese slaw. These are the perfect vegetarian game day recipe or cookout option! 

Thank you to Litehouse for partnering with us on this recipe! All thoughts and opinions are completely my own and I love using Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip for these cauliflower sliders.

Meet your new favorite finger food – cauliflower sliders! They are made with tangy, spicy buffalo sauce and topped with crunchy blue cheese slaw to cool it all down. These little handheld sandwiches of deliciousness disappear SO quickly once you set them out!

Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider

I don’t know why cauliflower sliders are not ALL THE RAGE yet, but trust me, they soon will be. You’ll be seeing them at tailgates, on the menu at hip gastropubs, and fancy versions of them at upscale restaurants. 

This particular take on cauliflower sliders is a combo of those two flavors that just go so perfectly well together – buffalo AND blue cheese. And my favorite part is that they’re EASY to make.

How To Make Cauliflower Sliders:

  • Starting with a whole head of cauliflower, chop off the bottom stalk. Then, remove sections of florets, keeping them as large as possible.
  • Select the largest florets and cut a cross-section horizontally down the center. Chop again to create a “slab” – these should be about ½”-¾” thick.
  • Repeat the process until you run out of florets. Then, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Sauce them on both sides, then roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Depending on the size of your cauliflower “slabs,” place 2-3 on each bun and add the toppings of your choice.

I love how cauliflower sliders are such a beautiful blank slate. You can do so many different kinds of sauces, toppings, and buns. For these, I used store-bought buffalo sauce, spinach and red onion, mini potato rolls, pre-made coleslaw mix, and Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip. It’s gluten-free(!) and you can find it right alongside the produce in the refrigerated section. This stuff is PERFECT for the slaw-topping situation – it’s creamy and thick enough to hold the slaw together and keep it in place on the sliders. PLUS, you can pour the leftover dressing into a bowl and use it for dipping your sliders, veggies, wings, pizza, etc. Win-win! 

Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider
Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider
Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider

Whether you make these for game day, a cookout, or just a random friend’s night, these cauliflower sliders are going to blow people’s minds. It’s vegetarian food that people won’t even realize is vegetarian – and, it tastes AMAZING. I promise, even the carnivores will gobble these up. There’s a flavor party going on here and everyone is invited. 

And speaking of invited – Litehouse is hosting a sweepstakes for a chance to win a 65-inch flat screen TV! Go to LitehouseFoods.com and enter the “Big Game Big Flavor” sweepstakes from 1/18-2/9 (you’ll find the terms and conditions there as well)!

When you make these cauliflower sliders, let us know! Leave a comment here or a picture for Instagram – we love to share your creations on our stories.

Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Litehouse.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw

Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider

This Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders recipe is mind-glowingly delicious! Mini cauliflower steaks are roasted in buffalo sauce and topped with an irresistible blue cheese slaw. These are the perfect vegetarian game day recipe or cookout option!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 sliders
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Litehouse Foods Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 3 cups cole slaw mix
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 cauliflower steaks (aim for 4” pieces)
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • mini buns/slider buns
  • spinach or other greens (optional)
  • red onion, sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Starting with a whole head of cauliflower, chop off the bottom stalk. Then, remove sections of florets, keeping them as large as possible. Select the largest florets and cut a cross-section horizontally down the center. Chop again to create a “slab” – these should be about ½”-¾” thick. Repeat the process until you run out of florets. If your “slabs” are on the small side, I recommend cutting more than you think you’ll need so you can stack them on the buns.
  3. Place the cauliflower “slabs” on the baking sheet and coat both sides with buffalo sauce. Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
  4. While the cauliflower is cooking, make your blue cheese slaw! In a large bowl, combine slaw mix, blue cheese dressing, salt and pepper, and mix until combined.
  5. If desired, you can also toast your slider buns while the cauliflower is cooking. To do this, I lightly spray a skillet, bring it to medium-high heat and place the buns onto it, cut side down. Heat until golden brown.
  6. After the cauliflower is done, place 2-3 “slabs” on each bun, top with the blue cheese slaw and whatever else you like, then enjoy!

Keywords: sliders, cauliflower, appetizer, game day, snack, sandwiches, buffalo, blue cheese

Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw - These vegetarian sliders are MIND BLOWING. So, so flavorful that even meat-lovers gobble them up! Perfect vegetarian game day recipe! #vegetarian #gameday #football #slider

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28 Comments
  • Carol Borchardt
    February 25, 2019

    I’m always looking for new and creative uses for cauliflower! With the spicy cauliflower and blue cheese dressing, this recipe has my name all over it! Going to keep this in mind for my vegetarian personal chef clients, too!

    • thefitchen
      March 7, 2019

      If you’re a cauliflower fan, you’ll definitely love these sliders! And I bet your clients would too. So cool that you’re a personal chef – you so fancy!

  • Deseree
    February 25, 2019

    I can’t wait to make these. I love all things buffalo ;) I know my kiddos would enjoy these as well.

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      These are right up your alley! I hope you and the kiddos enjoy!

  • Michelle
    February 24, 2019

    These look incredible! Definitely, have to try this, I love the idea of adding in blue cheese too! Great idea.

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      The blue cheese slaw is EVERYTHING on these sliders!

  • Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    February 24, 2019

    I can’t get enough of Lighthouse dressing, but I have never tried the blue cheese dressing. This sounds like a great vegetarian alternative to my regular sliders!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      You have to try their blue cheese! It makes the slaw on these sliders freaking amazing!

  • Anne Lawton
    February 24, 2019

    These sandwich look delicious! I love buffalo cauliflower, but have never though to make it into a sandwich, great idea!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Oh it’s the best! Cauliflower makes such fantastic sliders!

  • Sharon
    February 23, 2019

    Sliders are one of my favorite dinners. I love that they are vegetarian, perfect for meatless Mondays.

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Yes! Definitely a great meatless Monday option. Let me know what you think!

  • Leslie Haasch
    February 23, 2019

    So fresh and bright – the perfect food for a weekend party!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      I agree! These would be awesome for little get togethers or game days!

  • Kylie | Midwest Foodie
    February 22, 2019

    THESE LOOK SO GOOD! I love using cauliflower in place of meat. And that blue cheese slaw is calling my name. Great recipe!

    • thefitchen
      February 22, 2019

      Yussssss!! You are gonna love these!

  • Lorie
    February 20, 2019

    All things buffalo for me ALWAYS. The slaw is really the home run in this recipe! Perfect way to balance it all!

    • thefitchen
      February 21, 2019

      Agreed! Gimme alllll the buffalo!

  • Aleta
    February 20, 2019

    What a great idea! Wow these sliders make me want to reach through my computer screen and steal a few :P

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Yesssss! They’re so tasty!

  • Danielle Wolter
    February 19, 2019

    what an awesome idea! i love buffalo sauce, but never thought to use it to make cauliflower sliders, so fun and unique. and so much healthier :-)

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Yes! Buffalo is great on cauliflower – you must try it!

  • Rachel
    February 19, 2019

    I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate more veggies into my diet that aren’t salads. These sliders are perfect! Can’t wait to feed them to my hubs this weekend!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Same here! This is such a fun way to incorporate more veggies. Hope you and hubby enjoy!

  • Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
    February 19, 2019

    The flavour combination of buffalo seasoned cauliflower and blue cheese coleslaw is mouth watering! This might be one way to get my husband to eat cauliflower!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      I promise your husband will like these! They’re SO good!

  • Claire
    January 29, 2019

    These look insanely good! I would never think to use blue cheese for a slaw but I am trying these ASAP. Probably not waiting for game day lol.

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Ha! Life’s too short to wait for game day!