Air Fryer Cauliflower – How to Make Cauliflower in Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).

Air Fryer Cauliflower Recipe:

Have you jumped on the air fryer train?  For Christmas, I got a Ninja Foodie 5 in 1 Indoor Grill, and I love it. It’s not like those other kitchen gadgets that sit unused in the cabinet or pantry.  I find myself using it every day.

It has an indoor grill so that I can grill up my favorite Grilled Pork Steak, and it has an Air Fryer feature. My oldest loves popcorn shrimp cooked in the air fryer. So much so, that she asks for it almost every night!

Are you a roasted cauliflower fan? If you’ve yet to try it, you might start out with this traditional oven roasted cauliflower.  I often will eat a whole head of cauliflower this way for a meal (no joke). Since I love cauliflower so much, I decided to conquer an air-fried Parmesan cauliflower.

I also make Air Fryer Zucchini and Air Fryer Chickpeas.

How to Make Cauliflower in Air Fryer

Please read the user’s manual on your particular air fryer.  It states the recommended time and temperatures on all different foods, including cauliflower.

The seasoning blend for this low carb cauliflower consists of paprika, garlic powder, salt and Parmesan cheese.  I always have all of these ingredients on hand as these are pantry staples in our house.

When I’m looking for new recipes, the first thing I look at is the ingredient list.  If it’s something I don’t normally have, I pass.  Are you like that?

Ingredient List for Air Fryer Cauliflower (no breading)

Olive Oil

Garlic Powder

Salt

Paprika

Grated Parmesan

Cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces

Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love.

How to make Air Fryer Keto Vegetables (cauliflower):

  1. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F (or whatever your device recommends for cauliflower).
  2. In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and salt. Add cauliflower and stir until completely coated.
  3. Air fry for approximately 15-20 minutes or until your desired texture is achieved.  Check and stir every 5 minutes.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for low carb air fryer cauliflower, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love.

Notes About Keto Cauliflower in the Air Fryer:

  • All air fryers are unique.  Check your user manual for recommended temperature and time for cauliflower.
  • Watching your salt intake? Reduce the amount of salt as much as you desire.
  • I like a roasty, toasty cauliflower.  However, if you like yours with more bite to it, then cut down the time.
  • Stir the cauliflower every 5 minutes while cooking to make sure it is evenly cooked and to check the doneness.
  • I use the cheap grated Parmesan in the green container.
  • This air fryer cauliflower fits in a keto or low carb diet.

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Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower - How to Make Cauliflower in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Cauliflower, air fryer cauliflower no breading, Air Fryer Parmesan Cauliflower, Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower, how to make cauliflower in air fryer
Servings: 6
Calories: 74kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or less, if needed)

Instructions

  • Rinse cauliflower, pat dry and cut into 1 inch pieces.
    Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F on air fry mode. Check your user manual to see if this is the recommended temperature for cauliflower.
  • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, paprika, Parmesan cheese and salt;
    Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).
  • Add cut up cauliflower and stir until completely coated.
    Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).
  • Add cauliflower to air fryer; cook for approximately 15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to stir. It may take more or less time based on your particular air fryer.
    Air Fryer Cauliflower is seasoned perfectly with a blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt and Parmesan cheese.  Roasted to perfection in the air fryer, it results in a low carb (or Keto) side dish that the whole family will love. Check out these instructions for how to make cauliflower in the air fryer (no breading).

Notes

  • All air fryers are unique.  Check your user manual for recommended temperature and time for cauliflower.
  • Watching your salt intake? Reduce the amount of salt as much as you desire. 
  • I like a roasty, toasty cauliflower.  However, if you like yours with more bite to it, then cut down the time.
  • Stir the cauliflower every 5 minutes while cooking to make sure it is evenly cooked and to check the doneness.
  • I use the cheap grated Parmesan in the green container. 
  • This air fryer cauliflower fits in a keto or low carb diet.
  • If you want to try an oven roasted cauliflower, here is my basic recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 442mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 Comments

  1. I tried these tonight and thought they were delicious.I only made 1/2 head and cut the ingredients in half as well. I thought they were really salty, so I made the other half of the head, I added a little more parm cheese and didn’t used any salt and I think between the garlic and the cheese, it had plenty of salt and taste! Thanks for a great recipe!!

  2. Overall the cauliflower was tasty but a bit too salty for my taste. I will definitely make this again! My 6 year old grandson, who isnt crazy anout veggies gave this recipe a thumbs up!

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