Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip #10DaysofTailgate

by Erin

Welcome to day 6 of ‪#‎10DaysofTailgate hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla! There are nearly two dozen bloggers with over one hundred recipes to inspire you through an entire tailgating season. From Chili, Meatballs and Wings to Sangria, Pretzels and some sweet Desserts, we have all your tailgating recipe needs covered. #10daysofTailgate runs from September 20th through September 30th. A huge thank you goes to our event sponsors who have graciously donated prizes for our readers. There are fourteen different prize packages so make sure you enter the rafflecopter HERE and don’t forget to follow the hashtag on Twitter too, #10DaysofTailgate.


What’s a tailgate without a little heat in the form of buffalo wing sauce? But just because we’re talking about buffalo wings does not mean it has to scare away the health-conscious or vegetarians. I made this buffalo dip healthier by using Greek yogurt based Ranch dressing and cream cheese, then veggie-fied it with cauliflower instead of chicken. Best part is that even the indulgent, meat-lover’s will enjoy this dip. Bake in the oven or warm in a mini slow cooker, then serve with celery, carrot, and chips!

Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip 1

Here’s what the rest of the crew brought to the table…

Diablo’d Cheesy Bacon-Onion Pinwheel Rolls by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Spiced Kofta with Carrot Karma Yogurt Dip by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Baked Potato Beer Dip by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip by Eliot’s Eats
Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip by The Spiffy Cookie
Dunkin Duck, Cheesy Bacon and Ranch Dip by A Day in the Life on the Farm

El Diablo Mango Mustard Glazed Grilled Scallops by Making Miracles
Honey Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Thai Chicken Skewers by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup by From Gate to Plate

Grilled Parsley Potatoes by Curious Cuisiniere
Grilled Vegetables by Summer Scraps

Pumpkin Bars by The Pajama Chef

Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip 2

One year ago: Ginger Soy Beef with Chile-Tomatoes & Peppers

Two years ago: Crunchy Oven-Fried Ravioli

Three years ago: Pumpkin Nutella Mini Cheesecake Bites


Makes approximately 4 cups


1 (8 oz.) pkg. Greek yogurt-cream cheese blend, room temperature

1/2 cup Cosmic Karma carrot hot sauce (or favorite hot sauce)

1/4 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup low fat milk

1 Tbsp ranch seasoning mix

2 cups chopped cauliflower

1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese (or cheddar or mozzarella), plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees*. Lightly coat a 1-quart baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Stir, top with additional cheese and return to oven until melted.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers and/or vegetables.

*You can also dump it all into a small crockpot, cook on low and switch to warm for serving.

Source: Adapted from Kraft.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product from sponsors for this event. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Thalia @ butter and brioche October 3, 2014 - 12:45 am

Never tried cauliflower dip before! You definitely have got me curious to know what this tastes like.. great recipe!

lk529 September 28, 2014 - 5:51 am

I like the idea of using cauliflower! Buffalo chicken dip is always a hit.

Debra September 27, 2014 - 6:31 pm

I am loving this! I would love to fool people with it. Please tell me where you found Greek yogurt-cream cheese blend? I haven’t heard of that before.

spiffycookie September 27, 2014 - 10:22 pm

I’ve seen it at regular grocery stores like Kroger and Food Lion, next the to the regular cream cheese. Of course if you cannot find it just use regular or reduced fat cream cheese.

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures September 26, 2014 - 11:01 pm

Oh, yummy, Erin! I LOVE this…especially that it has cauliflower in it. Nice job. Thanks for sharing with #10DaysofTailgate.

Trish - Mom On Timeout September 26, 2014 - 6:57 pm

That looks like a whole lot of awesome flavor there Erin – perfect for game day!

Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats September 26, 2014 - 12:57 pm

LOVE that you lightened up this fabulous dip! There are so many amazing recipes being shared in #10Daysoftailgate. I can’t wait to try them!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles September 26, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Love this!! What a fantastic idea – and perfect for a veggie dip. I am definitely going to have to give this one a try… perfect for work lunches with celery and carrot sticks too. :D

Rachel September 26, 2014 - 10:44 am

this looks AWESOME! And could be totally Dukan-friendly {which is the diet that I am trying to stick to!}. I will definitely have to try this!

Cheese Curd In Paradise September 26, 2014 - 9:40 am

awesome twist on a traditional favorite! Great recipe!


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