The odds are good that you or someone else in your house loves buffalo chicken. Whether it be wings or a wrap, buffalo chicken graces the presence of many pub menus all over the US. Guess what one of the main ingredients in buffalo wings is though? Butter.
Probably not the healthiest bet for a frequent meal selection. In our house, we love spicy and both my husband and myself are big fan of buffalo wings. Somewhere along the way, probably on Pinterest, I came across a recipe for buffalo cauliflower. It certainly seemed easy enough to make, so I decided to give it a try. My husband is not a huge cauliflower fan, but he LOVED it and requests it often.
I usually just roast in and serve it with greens as a salad, but I have also mixed it with roasted potatoes for a heartier meal and that is delicious as well. It was when my husband mentioned he was craving sweet potato fries that this latest combination dawned on me.
Easy Buffalo Cauliflower Sweet Potatoes
The best part about this recipe is how EASY it is to make. It is the perfect option for a healthy weeknight meal. Have you tried cooking potatoes or sweet potatoes in the crock pot? Oh my goodness, y’all! If only I had discovered this concept sooner. I always forget to put my sweet potatoes in the oven on time and we either end up eating at 9pm or with hard sweet potatoes. Cooking them in the crock pot is a no brainer and they come out great every time. Whether it is for this recipe or another, you definitely need to give it a try.
- 2-4 Sweet Potatoes (Grown in NC of course)
- 1/2 lb Organic Baby Spinach
- Crumbled Bleu or Gorgonzola Cheese for sprinkling (choose a sheep's milk bleu if you are dairy free)
- 1 lb bag of Frozen Cauliflower Florets (or use fresh if you are so inclined)
- Olive Oil for drizzling
- Texas Pete for drizzling
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Wash your sweet potatoes and while they are still damp, place them in your slow cooker on LOW for 7-8 hrs.
- Move on with your day.
- 30 min before you are ready to eat dinner, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Place cauliflower florets on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, Texas Pete and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
- Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
- Remove sweet potatoes from the slow cooker and carefully slice length-wise down the middle.
- Place a handful of baby spinach leaves on the sweet potato.
- Spoon cauliflower florets on top of spinach.
- Sprinkle with bleu cheese.
- Revel in the fact that you served your family a healthy meal without toiling, pulsing, pureeing or blending.