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Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with a dairy-free ranch dipping sauce are loaded with all the flavors of one of our favorite Monday Night Football appetizers, but in a better-for-you option. These spicy bites are meatless and dairy free too! So what do you think my husband thought when I served these up for our game night feast?!

Normally he wouldn’t be to keen on a chicken wing alternative, especially one that is completely meatless! When I told him we were taking the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge to start incorporating a more plant-based diet, he groaned “I think we should just do away with all days of the week that start with ‘M’!” haha I explained how that wouldn’t work, because we could just make it a Tofu Tuesday. He wasn’t amused…

When Monday night rolled around, I had these spicy little cauliflower bites ready and waiting for him when he walked in the door from work. As usual, Don is a good sport and will try anything I make, so he dug right in! I was in the other room when I heard, “WOW! If I didn’t know better I’d think this was chicken!” SCORE!!

Don gobbled them right up and asked for more! #MeatlessMondayNight mission accomplished! He loved the homemade ranch dip I made too. Shhhhh I didn’t tell him that it is dairy free. I figured I better not push my luck. Now, I need to run out and get more cauliflower, because these Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are going to be making a regular appearance on game days!

Start this recipe by making the dairy-free ranch dip, that way it can chill in the refrigerator while the cauliflower bites are being prepared. The dip is very easy to make and can be mixed by hand. I recommend using fresh herbs for maximum flavor. 

 

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