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Playing How To Make Keto Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole (and a Meat-Free Version)

Rach's gluten-free and meat-free Buffalo chicken-inspired cauliflower casserole is loaded with healthy veggies (plus blue cheese + buttery hot sauce).

Get Rach's Keto Buffalo Casserole here.


  • 2 large heads cauliflower
  • Non-aerosol cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or grated
  • 2 small ribs celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk or half 'n' half
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 jar chopped pimientos (4 ounces), drained well
  • 2 teaspoons pimenton or smoked sweet paprika, or about ⅔ palmful
  • ½ cup hot sauce (Rach's go-to is Frank’s RedHot)
  • 2 cups shredded yellow cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup smoked blue cheese crumbles (or use additional cheddar)
  • 4-5 scallions (green and white), cut on a bias


Serves: 4


Preheat oven to 450˚F. 

Cut cauliflower into florets and slice core. Arrange cauliflower on parchment-lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray, season with salt and pepper, and roast 15 minutes.

In a straight-sided pan or a saucepot, melt butter, add the garlic, celery, and carrots, season with salt and pepper, and stir 2 minutes. Add milk or half n half and reduce heat to simmer, add cream cheese and melt into sauce, then add pimientos and smoked sweet paprika. Combine sauce with hot sauce and stir in 2 cups shredded cheese to melt. In a casserole, combine the cauliflower with sauce. Top with blue and/or cheddar cheese and bake to brown and bubbly. Top with scallions, and serve.