Recipe #2 from game day.

If you missed my Apple Turnover Recipe in the Air Fryer, I urge you to check that out after this recipe. Today I am sharing how to make Buffalo cauliflower in the air fryer. This recipe for Buffalo cauliflower can definitely be a Weight Watchers-friendly one. I did not calculate the points, but cauliflower is free and I believe the only point value would be the little butter and panko used.


Only a few ingredients needed. Ahead of cauliflower, Frank’s Hot sauce (the best IMO) and Panko, and a smidgen of melted butter.


A little dip, a little dop

And they are ready for the Air fryer. I did not have parchment paper on hand to line the bottom of the Air fryer. In lieu of, I used the bottom of my 7′ Insta-pan Spring form pan.

Nicely Browned and Ready to Dip!

Quite a tasty treat! My family devoured them.

Buffalo Cauliflower



  • 1 full head of cauliflower
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Franks red hot sauce


  • First, melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave.
  • Add the hot sauce to the bowl and whisk. Set aside
  • Cut your cauliflower into nice size stem pieces.
  • Dip each floret into the butter and sauce mixture, then roll lightly on top of the panko breadcrumb mixture.
  • Using the bottom piece of the Springform pan, place the cauliflower inside the air fryer or use a flat pan. Don't worry about single layers, you can stack them inside the air fryer.
  • Set on 350 degrees and cook for approximately 15-17 minutes being sure to check on the cauliflower and rotate them a few time during the cooking time.
  • Cook until lightly brown and golden. Serve with a side of blue cheese dip. Enjoy.

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