Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

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Whip up a batch of these easy, crispy, and perfectly flavored air fryer buffalo cauliflower tonight! This tasty recipe uses just a couple of ingredients to make perfectly spiced buffalo cauliflower bites in your air fryer! Make sure to check out our full list of easy cauliflower recipes, too.

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This recipe for roasted buffalo cauliflower in the air fryer is a total game changer. Even if you don’t like the taste of cauliflower, you will like these because they take on the flavor of buffalo sauce while still having a crispy yet tender bite to them. They are the perfect healthy side for dinner. 

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You can also serve these babies as an appetizer paired with blue cheese for a perfect low carb appetizer! Air fryer buffalo cauliflower is a little spicy, but my kiddos still managed to enjoy them, although my son did take a sip of milk after each one. Hey, whatever works. I loved them!!

A bite of buffalo cauliflower on a fork.

More cauliflower recipes

If you are looking for more ways to use cauliflower, try our classic air fryer cauliflower recipe, cauliflower rice, oven roasted cauliflower, Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, and cauliflower mashed potato recipe.

How do you reheat Buffalo cauliflower?

If you want to reheat leftover buffalo cauliflower, your best bet is to use your air fryer! Place them in the air fryer at 360F and heat them until warmed, about 5 minutes. You can also reheat them in the oven or even the microwave (although, they won’t come out as crisp in the microwave).

Does this recipe use bottled buffalo sauce?

Yes. We used bottled buffalo sauce in this recipe. The brand we used is Sweet Baby Rays but we also really like Frank’s Buffalo Sauce. I like to keep it on hand for buffalo chicken and meatballs, too.

I love it because it is a quality tasting buffalo sauce and it’s a shelf stable item I can keep on hand (or stock up on when there is a sale) so I can have buffalo cauliflower, wings, chicken, etc. whenever the craving hits.

If you’re looking for more buffalo sauce recipes, try: Air Fryer Buffalo ChickenBuffalo Chicken SoupCrockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese,  Healthy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken, Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken (with Frozen Chicken), and Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups.Close up of buffalo cauliflower in a white bowl.

Can I use homemade buffalo sauce?

Yes, you can totally make your own homemade buffalo sauce. I have made my own, and this is how I make it:

  1. Start with 1 cup of mild hot sauce
  2. Mix in 1/4 cup melted butter, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire. 
  3. Use in place of store-bought buffalo sauce. 

What to serve with air fryer buffalo cauliflower? 

This recipe will satisfy your vegetable and starch craving! We suggest serving it with a simple protein like Air Fryer MeatloafCrispy Oven Baked Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan, or Instant Pot Salmon with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.

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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Aileen Clark
Whip up a batch of these easy, crispy, and perfectly flavored air fryer buffalo cauliflower tonight! This tasty recipe uses just a couple of ingredients to make perfectly spiced buffalo cauliflower bites in your air fryer!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 55 kcal


  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 cup buffalo wing sauce


  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F.
  • Toss cauliflower in wing sauce until evenly coated.
    Cauliflower coated in a metal bowl, coated in buffalo sauce.
  • Air fryer cauliflower for 12-14 minutes, until slightly charred around the edges, shaking half way through.
    Buffalo cauliflower inside air fryer basket.
  • Remove buffalo cauliflower from air fryer, serve, and enjoy!


Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, up to 3 days.


Serving: 3/4 cup cauliflowerCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1538mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5g
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