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air fryer cauliflower

Air Fryer Cauliflower

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This simple air fryer cauliflower recipe makes an addictively delicious side dish! Spicy red pepper flakes and salty Pecorino Romano will have you coming back for seconds.


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  • 3 cups cauliflower, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded Pecorino Romano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees
  2. Toss the cauliflower with olive oil and red pepper flakes
  3. Place the cauliflower in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  4. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring once halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  5. Sprinkle with shredded Pecorino Romano and add salt and pepper to taste.