Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower A’la Healthy

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

– Yummers, bang bang sauce is so good it makes everything taste better. However, it’s also very high in fat and calories because of the mayo, so it’s a treat I can’t eat that often and that makes me sad.

So sad, in fact, that I searched for a way to make it a bit less fattening and then served it with yummy crisply baked cauliflower, sticking with my healthy vision. It was absolutely delicious. The key to this healthier version was Greek yogurt.

roasted cauliflower recipe

I got the idea when I was snacking on snacks I had vowed to give up while watching the season finally of “Game of Thrones.” It’s hard for me to believe they kill off so many of my favorites on that show. I’ll absolutely go ballistic if they off Tyrion Lannister. He’s my favorite character.

Anyway, I decided then and there I’d find a way to make all my fav’s a little less calorie packed and the bang bang sauce was first on my list. I perused the net and found the idea, Greek yogurt, of course! Instead of breaded deep fried cauliflower, I opted to bread it and bake it to cut the calorie count even more and lower the risk of clogging my arteries.

roasted cauliflower recipe

If you’re making the cauliflower for a meal, rather than just a delicious snack, skip the breading and drizzle on the bang bang sauce. It keeps it healthier and is truly a low cal option. I’m a huge fan of dipping, so I put the sauce in ramekins and let each person decide whether to drizzle or dip. Dipping lets you get more sauce and the cauliflower simply becomes the vehicle for you to do that.

roasted cauliflower recipe
roasted cauliflower recipe

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower

Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower

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Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Skinny Bang Bang Cauliflower


30 minutes
219.53 kcal
  1. 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
  2. 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  3. 2 large eggs, whisked
  4. 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional, for garnish)
    Bang Bang sauce:
  1. 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce (available at any Asian market)
  2. 2 tsp hot sauce (like sriracha)
  3. 1/4 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  4. 1 tbsp honey


10 minutes
20 minutes
Ready in
30 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Dip cauliflower pieces in egg and then roll in panko until fully coated and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until coating is a dark golden brown and crunchy.
    While cauliflower is cooking, make the bang bang sauce.
  1. Add all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until uniform and no yogurt lumps remain (a whisk is a better tool to get the yogurt lumps out than a fork). Drizzle over finished cauliflower, reserving additional for dipping. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  1. Press the florets on the coating to help it stick more. Repeat the process until all cauliflower is coated.
  2. Bake for about 20 minutes or until coating is a dark golden brown and crunchy.


Nutrition information

Calories per serving: 219.53 kcal
Fat per serving: 4.43 g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.17 g
Carbs per serving: 34.72 g
Protein per serving: 10.83 g
Fiber per serving: 3.46 g
Sugar per serving: 10.3 g
Sodium per serving: 362.11 mg
Trans fat per serving: 0.01 g
Cholesterol per serving: 125.25 mg

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