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Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe – Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer or oven! Ready in minutes and always a hit!

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer! Ready in minutes and always a hit! // addapinch.com

Need a simple recipe that makes a delicious appetizer or snack that everyone will love? These buffalo cauliflower are just the trick! Over the years, I’ve received so many emails on my buffalo wings or buffalo chicken dip asking if there was a vegan or vegetarian option. And now that low carb is all the rage with so many of our friends, this buffalo cauliflower makes that appetizer that checks off all the boxes – simple, spicy, and sensational!

And while this recipe is written for an air fryer, if you don’t have one, don’t worry! I’ve also included the directions for making in your oven as well! 

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer! Ready in minutes and always a hit! // addapinch.com

I decided rather than loading this recipe with so many unnecessary ingredients, I would keep it as simple and easy as possible! And friends, two ingredients are really ALL you need for these delicious buffalo cauliflower bites! There’s no need for all of the spices, flour, cornstarch, etc, etc, etc.

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer! Ready in minutes and always a hit! // addapinch.com

You only need a few ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, Stone House Seasoning, and buffalo sauce.

Cauliflower

For the cauliflower, I like to start with a large head of cauliflower that it then cut into florets. If you’d like to skip that step, you can of course begin with a bag of cauliflower that has already been cut into florets for you. You can find these in the produce section of your grocery store. I’ve tested with frozen and thawed cauliflower florets and while it tasted delicious, the florets were way too small for my liking.

Buffalo Sauce

You’ll also use buffalo sauce. I prefer to use my homemade buffalo sauce recipe. It only takes a few minutes to make and tastes absolutely out of this world. I like to make a large batch of it to keep on hand in the refrigerator to mix with a bit of ranch dressing for salads or to drizzle over chicken, etc. But, if you would rather, you can use your favorite bottled buffalo sauce from the grocery store.

How to Cook Buffalo Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

Meanwhile, you’ll preheat your air fryer to 380º F. This generally takes about 2 minutes. Add your cauliflower to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning. Toss to coat. Once the air fryer has preheated, arrange the coated cauliflower onto the pan of your air fryer.

Air fry your buffalo cauliflower for 8 to 10 minutes, making sure to shake the pan halfway through cooking. Once done, remove the cauliflower from the air fryer and transfer it back to the bowl. Toss with the buffalo sauce and serve.

How to Cook Buffalo Cauliflower in the Oven

If you do not have an air fryer or prefer to prepare your buffalo cauliflower in the oven, simply preheat your oven to 400º F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the seasoned cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the cauliflower from the oven, transfer to a bowl, and toss with buffalo sauce.

How to Serve Buffalo Cauliflower

Once the buffalo cauliflower has cooked to your desired amount of crispness, remove it from the air fryer and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with the remaining buffalo sauce and ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping, if desired.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer! Ready in minutes and always a hit! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe. I hope you love it!

Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe (Air Fryer or Oven)

Appetizers 20 mins

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe - Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer! Ready in minutes and always a hit! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe – Liven up your cauliflower with this healthy, delicious buffalo cauliflower recipe made in the air fryer or oven! Ready in minutes and always a hit!

Ingredients  

Instructions 

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

  • Preheat air fryer to 380º F.
  • Add cauliflower florets to a large bowl. Pour in the olive oil and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning. Toss to coat. Arrange the cauliflower florets in the air fryer and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  • Transfer the cooked cauliflower from the air fryer basket back into the bowl. Pour in the buffalo sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve with ranch dressing and blue cheese dressing, if desired.

Oven Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

  • To make buffalo cauliflower in the oven, preheat oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add cauliflower florets to a large bowl. Pour in the olive oil and sprinkle with Stone House Seasoning. Toss to coat. Arrange the coated cauliflower on prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked cauliflower from the baking sheet back into the bowl. Pour in the buffalo sauce and toss to coat.
  • Serve with the reserved buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and / blue cheese dressing, if desired.

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Nutritional Information

Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.01g | Protein: 0.003g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.003g | Sugar: 0.003g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 0.4mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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  1. In your detailed explanation you say to preheat airfryer to 400 degrees but in the recipes instructions you say 360 degrees.  Which temperature is it?  Thanks. 

    1. Hi Marilyn,
      The recipe is correct – you should use 360 degrees. I’ve corrected the blog post. Thanks for catching this so that I could fix it. I hope you enjoy these! xo

    1. Hi Katlyn, I thawed the cauliflower first before using in this recipe. Thanks.

  2. Cooking for one, can I prepare as directed and leave in the fridge and put in air fryer as needed? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried this, Christie, but I don’t see why you couldn’t. You can always make half the recipe at a time.