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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

If you are missing the taste of traditional chicken wings but trying to eat healthier, then you have to try Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings!

You get all of the flavor of the tangy Buffalo sauce without all the added calories of deep fried chicken wings!

air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings – a healthy replacement for traditional chicken wings.

And if you are skeptical about how cauliflower tastes as a replacement for wings, I don’t blame you. I was hesitant to give this recipe a try as well.

However, I am such a huge fan of buffalo chicken wings, that I needed to find a replacement to subdue the craving.

So I turned to my Ninja Foodi to make the magic happen.

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

The first step in making cauliflower wings is to prepare the cauliflower bites.

cauliflower bites
Cut your cauliflower in bite size pieces. The more uniform in size, the better they will cook.

After you clean and dry your head of cauliflower, cut it in bite size pieces. You can choose to leave the stems on or off, the choice is up to you.

Then place the cauliflower wings in a preheated air fryer at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes.

air fryer cauliflower
First cook your cauliflower and then toss it in the Buffalo sauce before placing the wing back in the air fryer.

While the ‘wings’ are in the air fryer, prepare your Buffalo sauce in a saucepan on the stove.

When the cook time is up, remove the cauliflower from the air fryer to a large bowl and toss them with the sauce.

Return the Buffalo cauliflower wings to the air fryer and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

buffalo wing sauce
Homemade Buffalo wing sauce that will go on the cauliflower wings during the second half of the cooking process.

Please note: all air fryers cook at different rates. Therefore, check your Buffalo Cauliflower wings frequently during the last few minutes of cooking time to prevent the sauce from burning.

Serve immediately with carrots, celery, ranch or blue cheese dressing.

air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings
Serve your cauliflower wings plain, or with ranch, blue cheese, celery and/or carrots.

And if you are still not convinced that Air Fryer Cauliflower Buffalo Wings will satisfy your chicken wing craving, try our healthier options for traditional chicken wings:

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

If you miss traditional buffalo wings, try this recipe that will give you all the flavor without the guilt of eating deep fried wings.


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Cut cauliflower into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 3-5 minutes
  3. Place the cauliflower pieces in the air fryer.
  4. Cook for 6-7 minutes
  5. While the cauliflower is in the air fryer, make the sauce. In a small pan, add buffalo sauce, butter, and garlic powder. Cook and stir until the butter melts. Remove the heat and set aside.
  6. Remove the cauliflower from the air fryer and toss them in the sauce.
  7. Return them to the air fryer and cook for another 6 minutes.


Serve immediately with slices of celery, carrots, blue cheese or ranch dressing if desired. Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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