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recipe for air fryer cauliflower

Best Damn Air Fryer Cauliflower

  • Author: RecipeTeacher
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Air fryer cauliflower is seasoned with a vibrant blend of savory spices and roasted to perfection in 15 minutes.


  • 1 head of fresh cauliflower
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.5 tbs vegetable oil


  1. Trim cauliflower and cut into chunks of 1-2 inches in size. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients, set aside.
  3. Toss cauliflower chunks with vegetable oil and add seasoning mix. Toss well to get everything coated.
  4. Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°(F).
  5. Place seasoned cauliflower into air fryer basket or on tray and air fry at 400°(F) for 15 minutes, stirring or shaking basket 2-3 times during cooking to achieve uniform browning.
  6. Remove from air fryer and serve immediately.


  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American