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Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe Without Breading

air fried cauliflower with dipping sauce
The crispy Air fryer cauliflower with no breading is easy and quick to make! Served with a dipping sauce it's so delicious you'll be going for seconds! With a few simple ingredients you"ll have an amazing side dish!
4.50 from 73 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  • Cut the cauliflower into even sized florets.
  • In a small bowl, whisk in smoked paprika, turmeric powder, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper together.
  • In a large bowl, add the florets and seasoning and toss the cauliflower to coat. Add olive oil and toss the florets so the spices are evenly coated.
  • Preheat Air fryer at 380F for 5 minutes. Place cauliflower in a single layer in Air fryer basket. Cook cauliflower for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.


  • Serve it Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce: To make, combine 1/4 cup of sour cream, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons of hot sauce.
  • Store - the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
  • Reheat - in the Air fryer or microwave until warm.
  • To Cook from Frozen - add an additional 4 to 5 minutes to the cooking time.


Calories: 114 kcalTotal Carbs: 8.8 gProtein: 3.9 gFat: 8.1 gSaturated Fat: 1.6 gFiber: 3.1 g
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