This Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is simple to make with just a few wholesome ingredients. It's creamy, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free and delicious!
After all of those delicious cocktails and treat form the holidays, I thought it would be a good idea to share an easy to make, healthy appetizer. Buffalo Chicken Dip has always been my favorite appetizer and thought it might be fun to make a cauliflower one for all of my vegetarian friends out there.
Does anybody else love to eat any type of dip and appetizers and would choose that over a whole meal? I could eat this buffalo cauliflower dip with my Cheesy Almond Flour Crackers for dinner and be very happy.
If you are looking for some more low carb healthy dips, you need to try this Broccoli Cheese Dip and Spinach Artichoke Dip. They would be even more delicious with some Slow Cooker Mulled Wine, Cranberry Mojitos, Mojito Wine Spritzers and Spiked Apple Cider!
Why You Should Make This Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
This delicious buffalo cauliflower dip uses all healthy, easy to find ingredients. There's nothing crazy in here and you can buy them all in your local grocery store. This dip will easily turn into one of those recipes you make all the time because you will most likely have all of the ingredients in your house!
This dip is low carb, sugar free, Keto, gluten free and vegetarian so it's great to have at parties and gatherings for all of those with allergies. Sorry to all of you that are dairy free, there was no way around all of the dairy in here!
You can probably try the dairy free cheese, sour cream and cream cheese although I haven't tried them. If you do, please let me know how it comes out.
- Cauliflower - The most versatile vegetable out there. I love cauliflower, it enhances just about every dish there is!
- Cream cheese - I use full fat cream cheese for better taste, but you can use whatever you like or what you have in your house.
- Sour cream - I use full fat sour cream in all of my recipes. The full fat sour cream and cream cheese help keep you fuller longer while adding a wonderful creamy texture to this dip.
- Buffalo sauce - My favorite buffalo sauce is Frank's and yes, I do put this stuff on everything!
- Ranch dressing - As far as pre-made dressings go, I love the brand Primal Kitchen (no, this isn't a sponsored post) This ranch dressing has all quality ingredients and is made with avocado oil. There's no junk in here!
- Mozzarella cheese - I always shred fresh Mozzarella cheese because it tastes better and there are no unnecessary ingredients in there. Many of the pre-packaged shredded Mozzarella cheese varieties contain starches that hep to prevent clumping. That's a no for me, but go ahead and use whatever you have already if you'd like.
- Green onion - Fresh green onion makes such a difference in this dip.
- Olive oil - I love my EVOO. Some of those benefits are that its anti-inflammatory, it may help prevent heart disease and diabetes and may even help to lower cholesterol levels.
How To Make This Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
Heat olive oil in a skillet, add the white and light green part of the onion chopped into slices and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the onion is soft. Keep the dark green pieces aside.
Chop the cauliflower into florets and process it until rice consistency. Add the cauliflower rice with the sauté green onion. Stir over medium heat until the cauliflower is tender; its liquid will reduce, and it will turn lightly golden.
Add the cream cheese, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir over the stove until all the ingredients are well combined.
Then add the sour cream, the buffalo sauce, the ranch dressing, the dark green part of the green onion, shredded mozzarella cheese, and mix to combine. Adjust salt and buffalo sauce to taste.
Once mozzarella is melted, remove from heat and serve warm.
Serve this delicious dip with sliced peppers, celery sticks, carrots or my low carb crackers!
Recipe FAQ's and Expert Tips
Absolutely! Save yourself some time and use the pre-riced cauliflower you can find in most grocery stores.
Yes! Place any leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat the dip over the stove, use a pot or a skillet over medium heat, stirring regularly, so it doesn’t stick in the bottom. To reheat it in the oven, place it in an oven-safe tray with the oven at 400F for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese starts to bubble.
Although I haven't tried it, I bet bleu cheese or even Cheddar cheese would be yummy in this dip!
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Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup Buffalo sauce
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 green onions
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat olive oil in a skillet, add the white and light green part of the onion (chopped) and sauté for 1-2 minutes until the onion is soft. Keep the dark green pieces aside.
- Chop the cauliflower into florets and process it until rice consistency. You could do it in a food processor or with a grated, on a medium thickness. Add the cauliflower rice with the sauté green onion.
- Stir over medium heat until the cauliflower is tender; its liquid will reduce, and it will turn lightly golden. This will take around 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the amount of cauliflower you’ve got.
- Add the cream cheese, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir over the stove until all the ingredients are well combined. Then add the sour cream, the buffalo sauce, the ranch dressing, the dark green part of the green onion, shredded mozzarella cheese, and mix to combine.
- Add salt and buffalo sauce to taste. Once mozzarella is melted, remove from heat and serve warm with sliced veggies or crackers.