Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower

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Rated 5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower
Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower


  • 1/2 large head of cauliflower, cut into 1 1/2-inch florets (about 4 cups florets)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)


  1. Toss cauliflower, oil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg together in a bowl until cauliflower is evenly coated.
  2. Place half the cauliflower in the basket of an air fryer and cook on 400°F (200°C) for 6 minutes.
  3. Transfer crispy cauliflower to a serving platter and repeat cooking with remaining cauliflower.
Mealthy tip:

Try different seasonings for the cauliflower. Garlic powder and cayenne are a savory and spicy combination. Thyme and oregano add an herbal twist; finish it off with a squeeze of lemon juice before serving.

You can also make a similar recipe using broccoli. Check out our recipe for Air Fryer Broccoli here.

For more delicious air fryer recipes, you might enjoy:

Air Fryer Southwestern Sweet Potato Wedges

Air-Fryer Teriyako Chicken Wings

Air Fryer Egg Rolls


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Sam Chandler says:

I really enjoyed making these crispy cauliflower in my air fryer. Instead of nutmeg I added a pinch of garlic and it was so yummy. Perfect side dish or to add to a buddha bowl.

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Abby Pearson says:

Cajun seasoning was the perfect addition to these crispy cauliflower bites. They cooked really quickly, six minutes was perfect. I always have trouble with the time settings but this recipe was very accurate. Adding to my list of faves!

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Jo Li says:

They come out super crispy and smells awesome. This is such a great snack