Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious appetizer or side dish recipe that is bursting with buffalo flavor. This is the perfect air fryer recipe for a beginner!

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

You guys, if you don’t have an air fryer yet, then what are you waiting for? I am actually on my second one! We loved our first one so much that we gave it to me parents so I could get an even bigger one! Our first Air Fryer was a 4 quart Ninja. It worked great but we used it so much that we needed an upgrade. We are loving our new Instant Pot Brand Air Fryer.

 What do you make in the air fryer?

Honestly, everything. We have basically foregone our microwave. If it isn’t liquid, we use the air fryer to heat it up! Food, especially pizza and leftover meat, taste so much better reheated in the air fryer! We use ours for lunches daily too, chicken nuggets, grilled cheeses, and even air fried pb & j’s! If you haven’t made tacos in the air fryer yet, you are seriously missing out!!

How to make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower?

The secret to making this dish is to coat the cauliflower and then let it sit in the fridge for at least one hour before frying. This allows the coating to really stick and to let the buffalo sauce penetrate into the cauliflower, which adds more flavor! I love this Frank’s Buffalo Ranch for coating the cauliflower!

Looking for more Cauliflower side dish recipes?

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower

Stir Fried Sweet Thai Chili Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

This delicious air fried buffalo cauliflower tastes delicious but is still good for you!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce or buffalo ranch sauce I like Frank's
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • bleu cheese and ranch for serving


  1. Add cauliflower and buffalo sauce to a plastic baggie. Shake cauliflower to evenly coat. Put in the fridge for one hour.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat airfryer. Add panko to the bag and shake to distribute.
  3. Add caulifower to the preheated airfryer. Cook at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy, shaking halfway through cook time. Serve immediately.

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