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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious, savory dish. This vegan snack is perfect as an appetizer or side dish and pairs deliciously with your favorite creamy dip!

Buffalo cauliflower, celery, and dip on a black plate on a yellow background

I absolutely love making air fryer recipes, and this one is no different. Let it be known: air fryer buffalo cauliflower is one of my favorite dishes to make! It’s perfect when I’m looking for something savory and totally satisfying. Since this cauliflower has no breading and is cooked in an air fryer, it’s a great healthy alternative to fried buffalo wings.

If you’ve tried my regular Air Fryer Cauliflower recipe, you’ll totally love this one too. Pair it with a yummy, creamy dip, and you’ll satisfy every craving. I love to make this recipe for guests, as it’s a great finger food that’s perfect to eat when watching movies or just hanging out!

These cauliflower wings are incredibly easy to make and require just 20 minutes from start to finish. The ingredients are low carb and vegan-friendly too!

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

This recipe uses simple, to-the-point ingredients that together make the best buffalo cauliflower ever. Using just seven ingredients (including serving additions), this cauliflower is a quick and simple recipe!

  • Cauliflower: We’ll be using ½ a head of cauliflower, broken into bite sized pieces.
  • Buffalo Sauce: Buffalo sauce will give this cauliflower its flavor! I’m using Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce.
  • Olive Oil: Helps the seasonings stick to the cauliflower while also allowing the florets to get extra crispy.
  • Garlic Powder: Garlic powder is used to give this dish that extra kick (without having to use fresh garlic, which could burn in the air fryer).
  • Salt: Use as much or as little salt as you’d like (I’ll be using ½ tsp).
  • Creamy Dip: This is the fun part! Select your favorite creamy dip for serving. I’m firmly in the Ranch dressing camp, but you could also go with Bleu cheese dressing or even a garlicky yogurt sauce.
  • Celery: Celery sticks are great for cooling your mouth and pairing with the dip!
Pouring buffalo sauce into a bowl of cauliflower on a yellow background

How to Make Easy, Low Carb, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Air fryers make cooking so quick and easy. For this recipe, you’ll just need to do a bit of cutting and mixing, and then your cauliflower will be ready for the fryer.

  1. Cut cauliflower: Cauliflower will need to be cut into bite-sized florets.
  2. Mix: In a large bowl, gently stir together cauliflower and all remaining ingredients.
  3. Prep air fryer: Lightly grease your air fryer basket or rack.
  4. Place cauliflower in air fryer: Arrange cauliflower in a single layer (working in batches if they don’t all fit in a single layer).
  5. Cook: Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the pieces are fork tender and slightly browned.
  6. Serve: Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce and celery sticks.
Buffalo cauliflower lines the top rack of an air fryer

Creamy Dips to Pair with Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

If you’re like me, dips are one of your favorite snacks! For this recipe, creamy dips work wonderfully for pairing. Here are some ideas!

  • Ranch: Ranch is an American staple that can’t be forgotten, especially when it works so well with this recipe.
  • Blue Cheese: Buffalo wings and blue cheese dressing are a classic pairing. The dip works great with buffalo cauliflower too!
  • French Onion Dip: A favorite among many, french onion dip pairs quite well with buffalo cauliflower.
Buffalo cauliflower, celery, and dip on a black plate on a yellow background

Here are some more tasty cauliflower recipes that you may enjoy!

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious, savory dish. This vegan snack is perfect as an appetizer or side dish and pairs deliciously with your favorite creamy dip!
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Course: Appetizers, Beverages (Non-Alcoholic), Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer cauliflower, buffalo cauliflower, buffalo cauliflower bites
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Birthdays, Game Day, Halloween
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
5 from 3 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ head cauliflower
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce we used Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce, 120 mL
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • To serve: creamy dip (like ranch or bleu cheese) and celery stalks

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prep: Cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets. In a large bowl, gently stir together cauliflower and all remaining ingredients.
  • Cook: Lightly grease your air fryer basket or rack. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer (working in batches if they don't all fit in a single layer). Cook at 375°F (190°C) for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fork tender and slightly browned.
  • Serve: Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce and celery sticks.

NOTES

To cook this in an oven, bake in a single layer at 450°F (230°C) for about 25 minutes.

NUTRITION

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.5g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 14.1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 1.9g | Calcium: 16mg
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