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Easy, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Easy, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a quick roasted and fried recipe for the best vegetable wings! These make an amazing appetizer or side dish. Drizzle these veggies with Frank’s Red Hots Buffalo sauce and you’ve got the perfect kick!

keto buffalo wings on a white plate

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It seems like there is a huge craze going now with vegans and vegetarians turning to cauliflower wings to replace chicken wings. I will be the first to tell you, these cauliflower bites are AMAZING, but I will still be eating my Air Fryer Buffalo Wings.

If you find these are a great replacement for you, then awesome! But that’s my truth statement on the matter! Chicken wings are chicken wings…..period.

This dish makes a great appetizer or side dish pairing for any meal.

raw sliced cauliflower on a cutting board

How To Make Buffalo Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

  1. Chop up the cauliflower head.
  2. Spray the cauliflower with cooking oil.
  3. Add the cauliflower to the air fryer and cook.
  4. Remove the cauliflower and drizzle with buffalo sauce.
  5. Return the cauliflower to the air fryer and cook.
butter and buffalo sauce in bowls
raw cauliflower in air fryer
cooked cauliflower in air fryer
chopped cauliflower in bowl with buffalo sauce

Air Fryer Temperature

I use 400 degrees.

keto buffalo cauliflower wings on a white plate

Cook Time

Total cook time is around 15 minutes.

Frozen Cauliflower

Frozen cauliflower will only need a few extra minutes of cook time.

keto buffalo cauliflower wings on a white plate

How to Make Crispy and Crunchy Cauliflower

To get the cauliflower crispy you will need oil. I love to use this oil sprayer from Amazon. 

keto buffalo cauliflower wings on a white plate

How to Store Leftovers

Leftovers will last in the fridge for 2-3 days, tightly sealed.

Recipe Tips

  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • If you find the cauliflower is not crisping, spritz more oil.
  • The longer you cook the cauliflower, the more it will crisp.
  • You can add breading (almond flour or breadcrumbs) if you wish.
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keto buffalo cauliflower wings on a white plate with dip
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Easy, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Easy, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a quick roasted and fried recipe for the best vegetable wings! These make an amazing appetizer or side dish. Drizzle these veggies with Frank's Red Hots Buffalo sauce and you've got the perfect kick!
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Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer buffalo cauliflower, air fryer cauliflower, air fryer frozen cauliflower
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small bites
  • cooking oil I use olive oil
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil. 
  • Add the melted butter, buffalo sauce, and salt and pepper to taste to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the cauliflower bites to the air fryer. Spray with cooking oil. Cook for 7 minutes on 400 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and place the cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle the butter and buffalo mixture throughout. Stir.
  • Add the cauliflower back to the air fryer. Cook for an additional 7-8 minutes on 400 degrees until the cauliflower wings are crisp. Every air fryer brand is different. Be sure to use your personal judgment to assist with optimal cook time.
  • Remove the cauliflower from the air fryer and serve

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Notes

  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if needed.
  • If you find the cauliflower is not crisping, spritz more oil.
  • The longer you cook the cauliflower, the more it will crisp.
  • You can add breading (almond flour or breadcrumbs) if you wish.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g
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Recipe Rating




Krista O.

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Once again I was in the mood for something buffalo so checked on Brandi's site and sure enough she had a recipe for buffalo cauliflower. This recipe was sooo good, per usual. Thanks!

staysnatched

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed these!

Tina

Tuesday 23rd of February 2021

Keep it simple delicious! This was so good - achieved perfect levels of crunch. Leftovers were great on a salad. Another stay snatched favorite added to my list!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

I love that idea for a salad!

Chastidy

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

This is easy and delicious!! I went longer on cook time to get it super crispy. So good!

staysnatched

Wednesday 5th of August 2020

Very easy cauliflower recipe!

Shelby

Monday 27th of July 2020

So easy and delicious! Highly recommend this recipe!

staysnatched

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Marilyn S Black

Monday 26th of August 2019

Thanks Brandi for all the recipes they are wonderful. and please keep them coming.

staysnatched

Monday 26th of August 2019

You're welcome! I'm so happy you enjoy them.