Cauliflower Buffalo Dip
I teamed up with Taylor Farms to bring you this Cauliflower Buffalo Dip and a whole spread of Halloween potluck inspiration! I’ve been compensated for my time. All opinions are mine alone.
Cauliflower Buffalo Dip is hot, cheesy, and ready in minutes with the help of Cauliflower Pearls! A delicious vegetarian twist on classic Buffalo Wing Dip.
Every Halloween, we host or attend a potluck with friends and then we all go trick-or-treating together. My friend Janice is in charge this year, but she’s even busier than I am! I’m hoping to help out as much as possible.
When it comes to cooking, I usually spend most of my prep time washing and chopping veggies. Same for you, right? For this Halloween party, I simply removed that from my workload. Here’s what I accomplished.
This is a casual party menu I threw together in about an hour on a recent afternoon (with a little prep done the day before). I’m still shocked at how easy it was to pull off!
I whipped up an easy Dill Dip and added some cold cuts, cheese, and crackers to the platter. Simple yet sophisticated and perfect for the kiddos. And me!
To their colorful and charmingly named Snappy Spinach Salad, I added my favorite Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken (which I grilled, cooled, and sliced the day before) and a splash of homemade balsamic vinaigrette (also made the day before).
For the big eaters in the group, I prepared some of my favorite Carnitas (in a slow cooker that morning) for simple street tacos. I garnished these with the Taylor Farms Southwestern Crunch Salad tossed in some homemade slaw dressing.
With lettuce, thinly shaved carrots, cabbage, and cilantro in the mix, I didn’t have to chop any toppings for these tacos. So fresh easy! And the tiny taco shells are perfect for little hands.
And let’s not forget the Cauliflower Buffalo Dip! This 5-ingredient dip has all your favorite Buffalo Wing flavors in one hot and bubbly bowl bursting with cheese(s). And with Taylor Farms’ Cauliflower Pearls, you just steam them in the bag, mash them on the stove, and stir in everything else.
It’s a dip that’s ready in minutes without having to turn on your oven. Because let’s face it, you have other priorities at the party.
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Cauliflower Dip Recipe
- 1 (16 ounce) bag Cauliflower Pearls
- 1 (5 ounce) bottle hot sauce
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 1 bunch celery cut into 4-inch pieces, for serving
- crackers for serving
- Steam Cauliflower Pearls in bag according to package directions. Add to 3-quart sauce pan set over medium-high heat and mash until smooth.
- Add hot sauce and stir until heated through. Stir in cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch. Continue stirring until hot and bubbly, about 5 minutes.
- Serve hot with celery sticks or crackers. Or, transfer to a slow cooker and keep warm until serving time.
Adapted from my Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip.