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Bang Bang Cauliflower Recipe

Today's bang bang cauliflower recipe is a healthier take on the popular bang bang chicken with cauliflower being tossed with a sweet and spicy sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bang bang cauliflower, bang bang cauliflower recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 20 oz cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 fl oz water divided
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch divided
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes divided
  • 2 tbsp Heinz ketchup
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 fl oz pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 430℉ while mixing the seasonings: In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 4 fl oz water, 1 tsp paprika, 3 tbsp cornstarch, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, and 1 tbsp unsalted butter.
    Preheat the oven and mix the seasonings
  • Add 20 oz cauliflower to the bowl and toss well to combine.
    Add cauliflower to the skillet and toss with the bang bang sauce
  • Place the cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
    Bake the cauliflower for 15 minutes
  • While waiting, mix the bang bang sauce: In a small bowl, mix 1 tbsp of cornstarch, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, 2 tbsp Heinz ketchup, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 2 fl oz pineapple juice, 2 fl oz water, and 1 tsp sriracha.
    While waiting, mix the bang bang sauce
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger and sauté until fragrant.
    Sauté garlic and ginger in olive oil until fragrant
  • Add the bang bang sauce to the skillet. Stir constantly for 1 minute until it thickens, then turn off the heat.
    Add the bang bang sauce to the skillet and cook until it thickens
  • Add the baked cauliflower florets to the skillet and toss them with the bang bang sauce.
    Add cauliflower to the seasoning mixture and toss well to combine
  • Remove from the stovetop. Garnish with 2 tbsp scallions, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds, and 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. Serve hot.
    Remove from the stovetop. Garnish and serve hot


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 292mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg