Ranch Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles and Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

These Buffalo Chicken Meatballs have a ranch twist and are paired with cauliflower Alfredo sauce and zucchini noodles for a quick, easy and healthy dinner!

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Directions for: Ranch Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles and Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce


Zucchini Noodles

8 large zucchinis


Cauliflower Sauce

3 cups water

3 cups vegetable broth

5 cups cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 ½ Tbsp garlic, minced

½ cup onion, roughly chopped

½ tsp salt


2 Tbsp 2% milk


1 lb(s) ground chicken

½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated

¼ cup green onion, diced, plus additional for garnish

1 tsp salt

1 ½ tsp garlic, minced

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp rolled, old-fashioned oatmeal, gluten-free if needed

1 Tbsp ranch dressing powder mix

1 pinch pepper

1 large egg white

Buffalo chicken sauce


Zucchini Noodles

1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside,

2. Use a 5 or 7 mm julienne blade on amandolin and slice zucchini lengthwise to make long noodles.

3. Toss the zucchini noodles with a sprinkle of salt, and let them sit in a strainer over a bowl for 20-30 minutes. Stir them around a few times while they strain.

Cauliflower Sauce

1. Combine the water and vegetable broth in a large pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in the cauliflower and cover. Boil until the cauliflower are tender, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Do not drain!


1. In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, cheese, 1/4 cup green onion, 1 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp garlic, oatmeal, Ranch powder, pepper and egg white. Stir until evenly mixed.

2. Roll the meat into balls (I like using a small 1 1/2 Tbsp cookie scoop) and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on how big your meatballs are.

3. Heat the 1 Tbsp of Olive olive in a medium pan and cook the garlic and onion until lightly golden brown. Add the cooked garlic and onion into a large food processor or blender.

4. Using a slotted spoon transfer the cauliflower into the blender and add in the salt, pinch of pepper and the milk. Blend and then add in 3-4 more Tablespoons of the cooking liquid until the sauce reaches desired consistency.

5. Squeeze out the excess water from the zucchini noodles and divide between plates. Top with cauliflower sauce, meatballs and drizzle with buffalo sauce and extra green onions, if desired.


Tips and Substitutions

You can also use a spiralizer to make the noodles!

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Taylor Kiser of foodfaithfitness.com

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