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Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers Recipe

Looking for the ultimate keto-friendly appetizer that’s sure to steal the show at your next gathering? Look no further than these mouthwatering Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers! Whether you’re hosting a game night, a family barbecue, or simply craving a savory snack, these poppers are the perfect blend of crispy, creamy, and spicy goodness. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this irresistible combination of flavors!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers

Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers

Indulge in a flavor-packed bite-sized treat that’s perfect for any occasion!


  • 1 head of Cauliflower, broken into florets
  • Desired amount of Buffalo Sauce
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Bacon slices, halved
  • 4oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Jalapeños or other desired toppings


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Break up the cauliflower into florets and toss them in your desired amount of buffalo sauce. Set aside.
  3. Turn a cupcake pan upside down and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Take each half-slice of bacon and place one half on top of each cupcake mound, then wrap the other half around the cupcake mound.
  5. Place the cauliflower florets on one baking sheet and the upside-down cupcake pan containing the bacon cups on another baking sheet. Ensure that the baking sheet for the cupcake pan is larger to catch any grease.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, adjusting the time depending on the thickness of the bacon (about 20 minutes for thin-sliced bacon). Thin bacon tends to crisp up nicely for that perfect crunch!
  7. While the bacon and cauliflower are cooking, mix the cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Add jalapeños or any other desired toppings to the cheese mixture and set aside.
  8. Once the bacon and cauliflower are done cooking, allow them to cool slightly.
  9. Spoon the desired amount of cheese mixture into each bacon cup.
  10. Press the buffalo cauliflower into each bacon cup on top of the cheese mixture.
  11. Enjoy your delicious Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers! If you want the cheese to get extra melty, you can roast them a bit further.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Cauliflower: Low in carbs, providing only around 5g of net carbs per cup (100g).
  • Buffalo Sauce: Generally low in carbs, but carb content can vary depending on the brand and recipe.
  • Bacon: Virtually carb-free.
  • Cream Cheese: Contains about 2g of carbs per 4 oz serving.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Roughly 1g of carbs per 1/4 cup (28g) serving.

Flavor-Packed Bites!

With their crispy bacon cups, spicy buffalo cauliflower, and creamy cheese filling, these Buffalo Cauliflower Bacon Poppers are a keto-friendly appetizer that’s guaranteed to impress. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself, these poppers are a delicious way to satisfy your cravings without derailing your low-carb lifestyle. So go ahead, whip up a batch, and get ready to savor every flavorful bite!


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