Air Fryer Cauliflower

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Cauliflower is delicious when cooked in the air fryer. It comes out softened and lightly caramelized in just 8 minutes. Yum!

  • Author: Chistine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


Units Scale
  • 12 ounces cauliflower florets
  • 12 tsp. cooking oil*
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Put the cauliflower in a medium bowl. Add the oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to the basket of the air fryer, even if it isn’t done preheating.
  4. Shake to arrange in a single layer as much as possible. Some overlap is fine.
  5. Put air fryer basket into air fryer and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Toss and cook to desired doneness, 3-5 more minutes. Test a floret by poking a fork through it. It should enter easily. If so, it’s done.


*They will taste and crisp up better with 2 teaspoons but will be great with 1 teaspoon. Up to you!