Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are the perfect snack and a great way to enjoy a fave veggie!

Bites of cauliflower are dredged and lightly breaded and air fried. Finally, they’re tossed in buffalo sauce for the perfect snack food. Serve with carrots & celery sticks and ranch or blue cheese dip.

close up of Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

A Favorite Snack

The perfect alternative to buffalo wings, buffalo cauliflower bites are savory and snackable!

  • We love them because they taste SO GOOD!
  • They’re air fried (and not deep fried) for extra crisp without all of the fat.
  • They can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and cooked just before eating.
  • Toss them in buffalo sauce or save a few without sauce for anyone in your group who doesn’t eat spice!

ingredients to make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER Cauliflower is a low-carb and keto superstar! Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, cauliflower is our favorite veggie for its mild flavor and versatility!

BREADING This recipe is a take on our oven version. Lightly breaded and air fried to crispy perfection.

BUFFALO SAUCE Toss or dip these into Buffalo sauce for their signature flavor!

coating cauliflower and putting in air fryer to make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

This is the easy part!

  1. Prepare cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Whisk batter ingredients. Stir breading ingredients together; set aside.
  3. Toss cauliflower into the batter & let excess batter drip off.

coated pieces of Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

  1. Gently roll each cauliflower piece in breading mixture & place in air fryer. Cook until crispy (per the recipe below.)
  2. Remove cauliflower bites & toss in Buffalo sauce. Return to air fryer & cook another 2-3 minutes.

Buffalo cauliflower bites aren’t the same without a few dips and sauces! Ranch dressing, homemade aioli, honey mustard sauce, and creamy cheese sauce are some of our faves.

cooked Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower before putting on buffalo sauce

No Air Fryer? No Problem!

Oven-Baked Buffalo Cauliflower is just as easy as the air fryer version!

Tips for Perfection

  • Cut or break cauliflower pieces into uniform sizes so they all cook at the same rate.
  • The batter is very thick, be sure to allow excess to drip off (or even give it a little shake if needed).
  • Do not overcrowd the basket, cook in batches if needed to ensure that the air has lots of space to circulate.
  • For a crisper breading, serve with hot sauce on the side for dipping. (Garlicky Aioli is another favorite dip).

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close up of Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Breaded, crispy, & tossed in buffalo sauce, this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is the perfect snack!
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 258
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce

Batter

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  • Whisk batter ingredients until smooth and toss with cauliflower.
  • Combine Panko bread crumbs, seasoned bread crumbs, olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Remove cauliflower from the batter and allow excess to drip off. Gently roll cauliflower in the bread crumb mixture. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Place cauliflower in a single layer in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Increase heat to 400°F and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until cauliflower is tender inside and crisp outside.
  • Toss with sauce and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with carrot sticks, celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing if desired.

Notes

Ensure you are using buffalo sauce, not just hot sauce for best results.

The batter is very thick, be sure to allow excess to drip off (or even give it a little shake if needed).

Do not overcrowd the basket, cook in a single layer. Cook in batches if needed to ensure that the air has lots of space to circulate.

For a crisper breading, serve with hot sauce on the side for dipping. (Garlicky Aioli is another favorite dip).

Nutrition

Calories: 258 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer with writing
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer with a title
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower plated and in the air fryer with a title

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Air Fryer Onion Rings

Perfectly crispy air fryer onion rings are way better than the frozen variety (and easy to make)!

Satisfy your craving and skip the takeout (and the extra fat). Onion rings aren’t difficult and taste amazing.

close up of Air Fryer Onion Rings on a plate

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Finally, we can enjoy crispy, crunchy onion rings without a vat of oil!

We love air fryer recipes because they come out so crispy and are so easy to make! The air fryer needs less oil, creates fewer fat calories, and plus it takes less time. What’s not to love?

onions to make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Ingredients

ONIONS We like large, sweet onions like Vidalias, but if Walla Wallas are available, those are the best!

FLOUR This simple dredge adds seasoning but most of all helps the coating stick to the onions.

BUTTERMILK & EGG This helps the crumbs stick. If you don’t have buttermilk, cream or milk will work.

PANKO Panko bread crumbs have more crunch for a crispy coating. If you only have regular bread crumbs, those work too.

process of coating Air Fryer Onion Rings with batter

How to Make Air Fryer Onion Rings

Make a double batch of these beauties, because you can be sure that they will disappear in no time!

  1. Cut onions into ½ inch slices and separate the rings.
  2. Combine flour, seasoned salt, & cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs in another bowl until they are frothy. Stir breadcrumbs, oil, & cornmeal in another bowl.
  4. Dip each ring into eggs, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, then place in the preheated air fryer.

top view of coated Air Fryer Onion Rings on a sheet

  1. Fry rings in a single layer until golden brown & crispy on the outside, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove onion rings from the air fryer & sprinkle with seasoned salt. Serve immediately.

Can you Freeze Onion Rings?

Freeze cooked and cooled onion rings in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside. They’ll keep fresh for up to 8 weeks in the freezer.

Cook from frozen in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer

Air Fryer Appetizers

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cooked Air Fryer Onion Rings

Air Fryer Onion Rings

Crispy & crunchy air fryer onion rings are perfect as a snack with dipping sauce, or as a side dish with burgers or hot dogs!
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 357
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • cup buttermilk
  • 2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal optional

Instructions

  • Peel onion and cut into ½ ” thick slices. Separate slices.
  • Combine flour, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Whisk egg and buttermilk in a second bowl. Toss breadcrumbs, oil, and cornmeal in a third bowl.
  • Dip each onion into egg mixture and then into the flour mixture. Dip it back into the egg mixture and finally into the bread crumb mixture pressing to adhere.
  • Once all rings are coated, spray each with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
  • Place onion rings in the air fryer in a single layer and cook for 12-15 minutes or until crisp on the outside.
  • Remove from the air fryer and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

Nutrition

Calories: 357 | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 881mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer with writing
cooked Air Fryer Onion Rings with writing
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer with a title
Air Fryer Onion Rings in the air fryer and plated with a title

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Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Air fryer fried pickles are crispy and crunchy with lots of great dill pickle flavor and they can be made right at home!

We are obsessed with all things pickle (and of course fried pickles) and this crunchy, tangy recipe tops the list. Simply dip in the coating and air fry!

top view of Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles on a plate

Who doesn’t love crunchy dill pickles?

What Type of Pickles to Use?

Dill pickles are best for this recipe. Ensure your pickle slices aren’t too thin.

  • Pickle spears – have the most pickle flavor and are the juiciest because the pickle is thicker.
  • Pickle chips – or rounds are great for snacking. If making these, cut your own pickles to make them a bit thicker.
  • Sliced pickles – we love the crunch of these pickles, they have a higher coating to pickle ratio. Slice your own from large pickles to have thicker slices.

Ingredients and Variations

PICKLES Choose your favorite shape of dill pickles (above). We love spears or thick slices.

BREADCRUMBS Panko bread crumbs add a great crunch to this recipe although seasoned bread crumbs will work in a pinch.

LOW CARB Version: Ditch the flour and use a bit of almond flour instead. Swap out Panko bread crumbs with a combination of almond flour and crushed pork rinds (season them). Eggs are keto so follow the same steps in the original recipe.

process of putting batter on pickles to make Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles

How to Fry Pickles in Air Fryer

Air fryer pickles are a weird and wonderful treat that takes just minutes to put together!

  1. Pat drained pickles dry with paper towel. Put flour in one bowl, egg mixture in another bowl, & Panko mixture in a third bowl.
  2. Dredge each pickle in flour, then egg mixture, then breadcrumbs, pressing the breadcrumbs into the coated pickles.
  3. Spray each pickle with cooking spray & place in air fryer. Cook for 5 minutes, turn over, & cook another 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp.

sliced dill pickles breaded on a pan

Tips for Frying Pickles

  • Slice pickles yourself to get thicker slices (and more pickle in every bite).
  • Dab the pickles dry before coating, this helps the coating stick.
  • Work in batches by air frying pickles while breading other pickles.
  • Just before serving all of the batches can be reheated for about 1 minute.
  • Spray the pickles with cooking spray before putting them in the air fryer. Cooking spray can damage the basket.

fried pickles in an air fryer basket

What to Serve with Fried Pickles

Put the air fryer back to work on some of these appetizers! Air fryer taquitos, air fryer stuffed mushrooms, and some air fryer shrimp would all pair perfectly with fried pickles. Don’t forget a party pitcher of homemade lemonade or some tangy margaritas!

Dips for Dunking!

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Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles

Lightly seasoned, breaded, and then air fried, these crispy dill pickles are the perfect appetizer!
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 56
Author Holly Nilsson

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 dill pickle spears or thick pickle slices
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce such as Tabasco
  • 1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Drain pickles well and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Put flour in a small bowl. Whisk eggs, water, and hot sauce in another bowl. Place breadcrumbs and seasonings in a third bowl.
  • Dredge pickles in the flour, dip in the egg mixture, and then into the breadcrumbs, pressing the crumbs to adhere.
  • Spray each pickle with cooking spray and place in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Cook 5 minutes, flip pickles and cook an additional 4-6 minutes or until browned and crispy.
  • Allow to cool 2 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Work in batches to cook all pickles. To save time, place the first batch to cook while continuing to coat the remaining pickles.
  • Once all pickles have been coated and cooked, they can all be gently added back to the air fryer to heat through before serving.Slice pickles yourself to get thicker slices (and more pickle in every bite).
  • Dab the pickles dry before coating, this helps the coating stick.
  • Work in batches by air frying pickles while breading other pickles.
  • Just before serving all of the batches can be reheated for about 1 minute.
  • Spray the pickles with cooking spray before putting them in the air fryer. Cooking spray can damage the basket. 

Nutrition information calculates the use of 1/2 of the batter/breading and is for 1/4 of the recipe. This may vary based on the shape of pickle and the amount of breading used.

Nutrition

Calories: 56 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles cooking in the fryer with a title
Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles in the air fryer with a title
Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles in the air fryer with writing
Crispy Air Fryer Dill Pickles in the air fryer and plated with a title

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Parmesan Artichoke Dip (easy to make)

Parmesan Artichoke Dip is rich, creamy, and packed with artichokes & fresh parmesan cheese. It’s all topped with a buttery crumb topping and baked until golden and bubbly.

This dip is a variation of our famous Spinach Artichoke Dip and a party favorite! It can be made ahead of time and always gets rave reviews.

artichoke dip baked and served with crostini

Ingredients

This recipe has a slightly lighter consistency compared to our spinach artichoke dip and the flavor of the artichokes is very forward!

CREAMY BASE: Cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream make for a creamy and slightly tangy base that is the perfect consistency.

ARTICHOKES: This recipe uses marinated artichokes which are different than canned artichokes. Marinated artichokes are in oil (not water) and are well seasoned.

If you use canned artichokes, you’ll need to add some extra seasoning (1/8 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano with a bit of salt & pepper).

CHEESES: Parmesan adds bold flavor to this recipe while mozzarella gives a nice creamy texture. Gruyere is another great addition to this recipe.

ingredients for artichoke dip

Variations

  • Fresh or frozen spinach can be added (5 oz frozen is perfect in this recipe).
  • Chopped water chestnuts add great crunch.
  • Stir in a finely diced jalapeno for a little bit of heat.
  • To keep it low carb, skip the bread crumbs and add a bit of extra cheese on top.

mixing cheeses in a bowl

How to Make Artichoke Dip

  1. Combine the creamy base with seasonings.
  2. Add chopped artichokes. Stir in cheeses (per recipe below).
  3. Top with bread crumb topping and bake.

adding artichokes to a dip

Make Ahead & Leftovers

  • Prepare the dip up to 48 hours ahead of time and bake when your guests arrive.
  • If the dip is prepped ahead of time, you’ll need to add a few minutes to the cook time.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • This recipe does not freeze well.

a pan of uncooked and cooked artichoke dip

What to Serve With

Dippers: Tortilla chips, crostini, bread cubes, crackers, celery, carrot sticks.

Serve next to other favorite appetizers and snacks for a great party spread. Below are our favorites:

artichoke dip baked and served with crostini

Parmesan Artichoke Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 230
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 14 oz marinated artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic and onion powder with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Stir in ⅔ cup parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and chopped artichokes. Spread into a small casserole dish (or deep dish pie plate).
  • Combine melted butter, bread crumbs and remaining parmesan cheese (add a sprinkle of parsley if desired). Sprinkle over the dip.
  • Bake 18-22 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned.

Notes

This recipe uses marinated artichokes which are different than canned artichokes. Marinated artichokes are in oil (not water) and are well seasoned. If you use canned artichokes, you’ll need to add some extra seasoning (1/8 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano with a bit of salt & pepper).

If you’d like to add spinach, 5oz of frozen spinach is perfect in this recipe.

Prepare the dip up to 48 hours ahead of time and bake when your guests arrive.

If the dip is prepped ahead of time, you’ll need to add a few minutes to the cook time.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

This recipe does not freeze well.

Nutrition

Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 230 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies