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Air fryer buffalo cauliflower.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air fryer buffalo cauliflower is a fun, flavorful appetizer or side that’s actually healthy too! Cauliflower is tossed with spicy buffalo sauce and seasonings and air fried to crispy perfection.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer buffalo cauliflower
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 434kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • measuring spoons


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup hot sauce Frank’s RedHot or Cholula
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce

To serve:

  • 1 cup ranch or bleu cheese dressing


  • Chop or break apart the cauliflower into 1 to 1 ½ inch sized pieces.
    1 large head cauliflower
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, paprika and salt. Set aside.
    ½ cup all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, butter, vinegar and worcestershire sauce. Add the cauliflower pieces, tossing to coat evenly.
    ½ cup hot sauce, 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the cauliflower into the seasoned flour mixture. Toss to coat.
  • Line the basket of the airfryer with the cauliflower pieces, leaving a small space in between so they don’t stick together.
  • Bake at 375 F for 12 to 15 minutes until they are lightly brown and crispy. Depending on the size of your air fryer, it may be necessary to bake these in separate batches.
  • Serve with your choice of dressing.
    1 cup ranch or bleu cheese dressing


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1970mg | Potassium: 559mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 581IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg