Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower

If you own an air fryer, you have got to try this healthier take on buffalo wings! Air-fried cauliflower tossed in hot sauce makes a side dish, appetizer, or snack you'll make again and again.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 cups


  • 1 2.25 pound head cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets

  • ¼ cup bottled cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot®)

  • 2 tablespoon melted butter

  • 2 teaspoon vinegar

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • Kosher salt (optional)

  • Thinly sliced green onions (optional)

  • Purchased blue cheese dip or salad dressing


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400° F, according to manufacturer's directions.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, hot sauce, butter, vinegar, and garlic powder. Transfer half of the cauliflower to the air fryer basket and cook 10 to 12 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes. Keep warm on a baking sheet in a 200°F. oven while frying remaining cauliflower. Sprinkle with kosher salt and green onions before serving, if desired. Serve with blue cheese dip.

    Air Fried Buffalo Cauliflower
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
20g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 993mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 117.6mg 588%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 657mg 14%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 117mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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