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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


I recently bought an air fryer and you know everyone around me heard I got one. You can’t buy an air fryer and not tell everyone you got one, right? After all, it’s healthy frying!


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of hot sauce, I used Cholula
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional: Ranch or blue cheese


  1. Put the cauliflower in a large bowl and throw in the olive oil, hot sauce, chili powder, pepper, onion powder, and salt and toss. In another bowl, add the bread crumbs and the parmesan cheese. Using the hot sauce mixture as glue, toss the cauliflower in the sauce, then coat with the parmesan-bread crumbs, and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with the rest.
  2. Air fry at 350˚F for 15 minutes, shaking a couple times during the cooking process. Cauliflower is done when the florets are a bit browned, but not mushy.
  3. Serve with ranch or blue cheese.


  • Make sure the cauliflower is completely tossed in the hot sauce mixture before coating them. 
  • If you would like to make this in the oven, you can roast at 425 F for a total of 40 minutes, flipping once halfway.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 52
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 780 mg
  • Fat: 2.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1mg