Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I love Buffalo wings, but sometimes I'm looking for something a little different. Enter the cauliflower! This air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower is fantastic as an appetizer or as a side dish. —Emily Tyra, Lake Ann, Michigan
Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2-1/4 pounds), cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • Blue cheese salad dressing


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. Toss cauliflower with oil. Place in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until tender and lightly browned, 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl; toss with wing sauce. Serve with dressing.

Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tips

How do you serve air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower?

Serve this Buffalo cauliflower as a side to your meal, an appetizer dipped in blue cheese or ranch, or a replacement for chicken in some of our favorite Buffalo chicken recipes! Try using this cauliflower in these easy Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps or in creamy Buffalo chicken enchiladas.

How can you make air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower crispier?

For a little extra crunch, toss the cauliflower in panko breadcrumbs before frying, or turn up your fryer temperature by about 10°F. It’s also key to make sure you don’t overcrowd your air fryer—give the cauliflower room to cook and for steam to escape.

How else can you cook air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower?

Air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower can also be made in the oven! Increase the temperature by 25°F, and the time by 20%. Learn more about how we convert recipes for the air fryer.

Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 39 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.