Main Course,  Vegetarian

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Cheese from Lemony Thyme

Kate’s Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Cheese.

Day #27 of National Grilled Cheese Month.  We’re building quite a collection of delectable and occasionally over the top sandwiches.  I enlisted the help of four of my favorite ladies (my nieces Maya, Kate & Jen and my kid Shelby).  Their mission was to come up with their own signature Grilled Cheese.  Here’s how Kate’s came to be.

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Note to self:  make monkey bread.

Once we narrowed Kate’s Grilled Cheese down to a version of ‘Buffalo’ I began my recipe research.  I typed “buffalo grilled cheese sandwich” in my Google browser and it delivered 2,570,000 results (in .44 seconds).  You know what?  We’re better than that!

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So then I Googled “buffalo cauliflower.”  Results 2,810,000 results (in .19 seconds).  Good to know how much we LOVE our buffalo cauliflower.

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Guess what I did next?  I had to know.  Could this possibly be the first recipe I’ve ever made that someone else didn’t think of first??

Kate Google Search

Me:  “OMG! the internet has never seen a Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Cheese.  Do you know what this means?”
Inner Voice:  “There might be a reason for it!”
Very true!!
Me:  “Wait until you taste it.  I may have just made the internet.”
Inner Voice:  “It’s a damn good way to sell cauliflower.  Maybe I should serve it with a side of wing sauce for dipping.”

Here’s how we put it together.

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I think Kate will love the finished product.  Kate, my 1/2 marathon runner, about to move to London for 2 years, who is wondering how she’s going to tote her Dutch oven oversees.  I absolutely adore these ladies on every level.  I started this blog as a way to share family recipes.  I love sharing recipes with family just as much.  xoxo

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Grilled Cheese

Libby & Kate with Lemony Thyme
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter 4 Tbl.
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • 8- ounces Havarti cheese sliced
  • 8 slices grainy bread


For oven roasted cauliflower…

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat shallow baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place cauliflower core side down on a cutting board. Slice into 1-inch thick steaks, the ends will fall apart into florets. You should be able to get 4 1-inch thick steaks.
  • Coat baking sheet with olive oil. Place steaks on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake 15 minutes on one side. Turn over and cook another 10 – 15 minutes until nicely browned.
  • Meanwhile, combine melted butter and hot sauce in a saucepan. Brush cauliflower liberally and bake an additional 3 minutes. Turn over cauliflower and baste again with remaining hot sauce; bake 3 minutes.

To make grilled cheese…

  • Butter bread slices and pan grill, topped with Havarti cheese, roasted buffalo cauliflower steaks, blue cheese crumbles, more Havarti. Turn until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with a side of buffalo sauce.

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