Delicious and easy to prepare! Try air fryer frozen cauliflower if you’re looking for flavorful, savory, and enjoyable food! It’s the ideal healthy side dish that is full of flavors, it only takes a few minutes to prepare, and your whole family will love it.


Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables, and I enjoy cooking with it. Its mild flavor makes it an ideal canvas for seasonings of your choice. Cauliflower becomes exceptionally excellent when cooked in an air fryer because the air circulates over the edges, browning and crisping them.

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This air fryer cauliflower recipe is one of the simplest recipes than other air fryer recipes, and it’s a fantastic way to eat cauliflower! Air-fried cauliflower is gently browned on the outside and soft in the center. It’s seasoned with garlic and salt for a lot of flavor in every bite!


Your food will have less fat and calories when you use an air fryer instead of deep-frying. This is a way to achieve the same crunchy crispness in all dishes without using any oil. For me, it’s been a game-changer. If you did not make it already, you would fall in love with these crunchy air fryer cauliflowers.

This is, without a doubt, one of the healthiest vegan appetizers. This recipe is so adaptable that it may be added to a Buddha bowl, salads, cauliflower soup, or served as a side dish with dal rice.

Frozen cauliflower in bag

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Benefits Of Cauliflower

You won’t find a more nutritious vegetable than this. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous family, which includes kale, broccoli, and other vegetables. And, like all cruciferous veggies, it’s chock-full of vitamins and minerals.

Cauliflower is a high-fiber, vitamin-B-rich vegetable. It contains antioxidants that can help prevent cancer, which is fantastic.

Fiber helps you lose weight and maintain a healthy digestive system. Also, it has choline, which is important for learning and remembering. It also has a lot of other important nutrients.

Is Cauliflower A Keto-Friendly Vegetable?

Yes. You can enjoy this low-carb vegetable. It has 1.5 net carbohydrates per half cup, so you may consume a reasonable amount of it and maintain ketosis. 

It does have a number of qualities that may aid in weight loss, but it isn’t a comprehensive diet on its own. 

Cauliflower is high in fiber, which aids digestion and improves feelings of fullness. This means that you will be satisfied without having to consume a lot of it.

How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower?

It is quick and simple to make cauliflower in the air fryer. You need just a few ingredients:


  • Cauliflower florets 
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
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  1. Spray or brush Air Fryer Basket with olive oil
  2. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Place cauliflower florets in a single layer on the Air Fryer basket.
  4. Roast in the air Fryer at 380 degrees F for 20 minutes, turning halfway.
air fryer cauliflower frozen cooked in basket

Serving Suggestions

This can be served as an appetizer or as a great side dish at a party. You may serve it as a side dish alongside any kind of protein like chickpea, tofu, lentils, etc. Some of my favorite pairing dishes are:

Leftover Storing Suggestions

Air-fried cauliflower leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days in an airtight container. They also freeze well. Simply place the cooled cauliflower florets in a freezer-safe container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Although it can be reheated by cooking it in the oven at 350°F for a few minutes or air fry it for a few minutes.

Extra Seasoning Ideas

  • Paprika, Italian spice, taco seasoning, Cajun seasoning, or curry powder are some alternative ingredients to try.
  • After roasting, fresh herbs like parsley or thyme can be added. You also add lemon juice. 

Recipe Note

Note these useful tips. They’ll be there to help you throughout the process

  1. You should preheat your air fryer before putting the cauliflower florets if your model needs it.
  2. When cooking cauliflower in an air fryer, you may need to control the temperature and duration accordingly.
  3. Because cauliflower can burn quickly in the air fryer, therefore check it and shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  4. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket with cauliflower florets; otherwise, they will turn out soggy and less crispy.
  5. You can air fry the cauliflower in multiple batches for the crispiest results.
  6. You’ll probably have to cook in batches if you only have a tiny air fryer.
  7. The cauliflower tastes nicer when some oil is used and crisps up more quickly. The recipe calls for olive oil, but you can substitute whatever light-flavored oil you like, such as avocado, grapeseed, or grapeseed oil.
  8. If you want to make it more interesting, you can add potatoes, carrots, or beans.

Other Air Fryer Recipes

  1. Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
  2. Air Fryer Frozen Burger
  3. Vegan Air Fryer Cornbread
  4. Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
  5. Air Fryer Eggplant Bacon
Frozen cauliflower air fryer

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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 80 kcal / 334 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 5 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • For: 2 Servings



  1. Spray or brush Air Fryer Basket with olive oil
  2. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
  3. Place cauliflower florets in a single layer on the Air Fryer basket.
  4. Cook cauliflower in the air Fryer at 380 degrees F for 20 minutes, turning halfway.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.