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If you are looking for a low-carb alternative for baked potatoes, consider cooking up a whole cauliflower in the air fryer! It’s a nutritious side dish that can easily be served with any protein. This recipe is gluten-free and keto-friendly!
Air Fryer Whole Cauliflower
This air fryer whole cauliflower recipe is incredibly simple; you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before! It’s so easy that even kids can make it. All you do is rub the entire cauliflower with spices, place it in the air fryer, and turn it on. The air fryer then roasts it to perfection!
When it comes out, it is crispy, tender, and has spices with the most amazing aromas.
The air fryer is the perfect kitchen gadget for roasting vegetables because you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up. Plus, I love how the veggies get even crispness when you use the air fryer too.
In this recipe, we will show you how to cook a whole cauliflower in your air fryer. This recipe is perfect any time of year (holidays, parties, or just for a family dinner) because it is so easy and delicious!
Tip: Don’t own an air fryer? Here is the model I highly recommend. (LINK)
How To Cook A Whole Cauliflower Head In The Air Fryer
Here are some step-by-step pictures, along with a few additional tips. You’ll find all the exact ingredients and steps in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
First, prepare the cauliflower. With a sharp knife, trim off all of the green leaves. We want to roast just the head of cauliflower.
Next, rub the cauliflower with olive oil. Make sure to really rub the oil all over the cauliflower because this is what will make it crisp up in the air fryer.
Then, sprinkle salt and pepper over the cauliflower followed by garlic powder and paprika. You can really use any seasoning you like!
After adding your spices to the cauliflower, rub the seasonings into it, making sure it is covered evenly.
Finally, put the seasoned whole cauliflower in the air fryer and cook at 370F for 35 minutes.
You don’t have to shake the air fryer basket or flip the cauliflower over as you do with other air fryer recipes. Just place it in the air fryer and let it roast!
Remove the cauliflower head from the air fryer when it is done.
Serve and enjoy!
What To Serve With Air Fried Cauliflower
This recipe tastes amazing with any type of meat you serve.
I love to make it and eat it alongside my baked Greek lemon chicken thighs. It has many of the same spices and flavors. Or, sometimes I’ll make a tender and juicy pork shoulder roast. It also tastes delicious with your favorite grilled burgers!
So many options!
More Air Fryer Recipes
If you loved this recipe for air ‘fried’ cauliflower, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!
These are some other recipes I love to make:
- Air Fryer Frozen Zucchini Noodles
- Frozen Edamame Recipe In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus In The Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Acorn Squash Fries
Air Fryer Whole Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika optional
Recommended Kitchen Tools (click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe)
- Remove the green leaves from the cauliflower.
- Rub the cauliflower with olive oil all over.
- Sprinkle the cauflilower with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika and rub the seasonings all over the cauliflower.
- Put seasoned whole cauliflower in the air fryer and cook at 370F for 35 minutes.