Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Cauliflower is tender-crisp and nicely browned in this air-fryer Buffalo cauliflower recipe. The hot sauce lends just enough heat, while the blue cheese offers a creamy, savory finish.

air fryer buffalo cauliflower
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch florets

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot)

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes. Toss cauliflower with cornstarch, oil, garlic powder and onion powder in a large bowl until well coated. Generously coat with cooking spray and toss again. Working in batches if necessary, arrange the cauliflower in a single layer in the air-fryer basket. Cook until the edges are golden and crispy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Whisk melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl. Add all of the cooked cauliflower to the bowl and toss to coat. Return the cauliflower to the air fryer and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and top with blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 155IU 3%
Vitamin C 51mg 57%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Vitamin K 16mcg 13%
Sodium 293mg 13%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 330mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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