Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Buffalo Cauliflower isn’t a substitute for Buffalo Chicken, but it sure does make a delicious side dish and is one of the best ways you can possibly enjoy cauliflower.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1012 medium cauliflower florets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the wing sauce, honey, and olive oil. Set aside.
  3. On a plate, combine panko, Parmesan, salt, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  4. Add cauliflower to wing sauce mixture. Stir well for a minute or two to coat. You want sauce in all the cauliflower crevices.
  5. Dip the bumpy, flowery head of a cauliflower floret into the panko. Set it onto a plate, panko side up. Repeat with remaining florets.
  6. Spray each piece of cauliflower with cooking spray.
  7. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  8. Put basket into fryer. Cook 6 minutes. Have a look. If panko isn’t browned, cook for another 3-5 minutes, until darkened in places.
  9. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping.

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