Easy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe perfect for game day snacks and appetizers! This easy buffalo cauliflower air fryer recipe takes minutes to prepare and tastes amazing.
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe
We are always looking for delicious appetizer recipes that are not deep fried. The combination of buffalo sauce and cauliflower florets combine to make the perfect appetizer or side dish.
This is a great alternative to deep fried buffalo wings. I love that these make the perfect vegetarian appetizer for game day parties and family events.
The hardest part of this recipe is the process of dipping the cauliflower and then adding it to the air fryer. We love making a big batch of these buffalo cauliflower and pairing them with our favorite dipping sauces.
- Cauliflower Florets
- Franks Hot Sauce - Buffalo
- Corn Starch
- Olive oil spray
Optional - pair with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing, celery sticks
You can use almond flour to make these gluten free
Microwave Splatter Cover - This helps prevent the butter from splattering all over the microwave!
How to make Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer
Clean and cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Remove stems and make sure they are easy to eat. You want to get even sized florets so they all cook the same.
Melt butter and add Frank Hot Sauce. Stir to mix together.
Combine flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
Coat each piece of cauliflower in flour/cornstarch mixture before coating with the Franks Hot Sauce Butter Mixture. Add each piece to the air fryer basket evenly spread out in a single layer.
Air Fry at 350 degrees.
We do not preheat the air fryer for this recipe.
Make sure the cauliflower is evenly spread out in the air fryer so the hot air can get around each piece.
Cooking time will be based on your air fryer. Start with the lowest time possible and then add additional minutes until you get them perfect.
All air fryers are different so you will want to watch the cooking time the first few times.
If you are cooking multiple batches you will want to decrease the cooking time for each subsequent batch since the air fryer will be hot.
Also check out our Franks Buffalo Chicken Dip for a great appetizer.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Cut cauliflower into bite size pieces, remove the stems
- Melt butter and add in Franks Hot Sauce.
- Combine flour and corn starch in a seperate bowl
- Coat cauliflower in the corn starch/flour bowl and then coat with hot sauce/butter mixture.
- Evenly spread cauliflower pieces in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.