Looking for a fiery, keto-friendly snack to spice up your day? Look no further than these Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower Bites! Picture crispy bacon cups filled with creamy cheese and spicy buffalo cauliflower – a mouthwatering combination that’s perfect for game nights, parties, or anytime you need a flavorful pick-me-up.
Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower Bites
- 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets
- Desired amount of buffalo sauce
- Nonstick oil spray
- Bacon slices, halved
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Jalapeños or other desired ingredients
- Preheat your oven to 425°F.
- Toss cauliflower florets in your desired amount of buffalo sauce and set them aside.
- Turn a cupcake pan upside down and spray it with nonstick oil spray.
- Place half of a bacon strip on top of each cupcake mound, then wrap the other half around the cupcake mound.
- Place the cauliflower on one baking sheet and the upside-down cupcake pan containing the bacon cups on another sheet (ensure the baking sheet is larger than the cupcake pan to catch grease).
- Bake for 25 minutes, adjusting time for thin or thick bacon (20 minutes for thin sliced bacon). Thin bacon tends to get crunchier.
- While the bacon and cauliflower cook, mix cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Add jalapeños or other desired ingredients.
- Once the bacon and cauliflower are done, let them cool.
- Spoon the cheese mixture into the bacon cups.
- Push desired amount of buffalo cauliflower into each bacon cup, on top of the cheese mixture.
Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content:
Let’s take a look at the carb content for each component of these Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower Bites:
- Cauliflower: Approximately 5g per cup
- Cream Cheese: Less than 1g per ounce
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Less than 1g per 1/2 cup
- Bacon: 0g
- Buffalo Sauce: Varies by brand
- Jalapeños: Approximately 1g per pepper
Total carbs for the recipe will depend on the specific brands and amounts of ingredients used.
A Spicy Sensation
Indulge in the spicy goodness of these Buffalo Bacon Cauliflower Bites without worrying about straying from your keto lifestyle. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself to a flavorful snack, these bites are sure to impress with their bold flavors and crunchy texture. Give them a try and prepare to fall in love with this irresistible keto creation!
Recipe & image by @roadjesstravelled (Reddit)