Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower


Make cauliflower in the air fryer for a great, easy side dish that pairs well with any protein. I've used smoked paprika, a favorite of mine, but feel free to add your favorite flavors.

Super close up on a bunch of air fried roasted cauliflower.
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make air fryer roasted cauliflower.

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  2. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Cut garlic in half and smash with the blade of a knife. Place in a bowl with oil, salt, and paprika. Add cauliflower and toss to coat.

    Garlic, paprika, oil and salt added to a bowl.

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  4. Place coated cauliflower in the basket of the air fryer and cook to desired crispness, about 15 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.

    Coated cauliflower added to air fryer basket.

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    Cauliflower cooked until desired crispiness.

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After 15 minutes, the cauliflower will still have some crunch; cook for an additional 5 minutes if you want it softer. The timing really depends on the size of the cauliflower, so check frequently.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 642mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 95mg 473%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 638mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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