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Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower

Can you put frozen vegetables in an air fryer? Yes! This air fryer frozen cauliflower is crispy, perfectly roasted, and requires hardly any prep time!

a spatula holding a scoop of air fryer frozen cauliflower

Air fryer frozen vegetables and Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli are some of our favorite quick dinner sides.

If you have a bag of frozen veggies, olive oil spray, and a basic spices, you can make an easy and delicious side dish that requires almost no time to prep!

I fell in love with the convenience of recipes like my roasted frozen cauliflower and roasted frozen broccoli for a quick dinner side.

This recipe is inspired by those, but instead using hands down my favorite kitchen appliance – the air fryer!

How to air fry frozen cauliflower

Step 1: spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray. This will help the cauliflower not stick.

Step 2: Place the frozen cauliflower florets into the air fryer basket.

Can you cook from frozen in the air fryer?

Yes, and it is actually recommended whenever cooking frozen vegetables!

I have found that in order to get the best texture (no sogginess) for frozen vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower, it is important not to thaw them at all before cooking.

frozen cauliflower in an air fryer basket

Step 3: Spray the cauliflower with olive oil spray, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Give it a good shake to mix the spices around.

Step 4: Air fry at 400 degrees for 15-25 minutes, stirring at least once, until desired level of crispy.

I suggest air frying for 10 minutes, giving it a shake and stir, then air fry another 10-15 minutes, until nice and crispy.

The texture is what makes this frozen cauliflower recipe so fabulous!

We could have eaten the whole batch in minutes. It’s all in the cooking method here.

air fried frozen cauliflower in the air fryer basket

This recipe is delicious as is, or you could sprinkle on some parmesan cheese at the end.

Or this cheese sauce for vegetables recipe would be delicious poured on top!

air fried cauliflower

If you haven’t tried air frying frozen vegetables yet, it is a must!

For crazy nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, simple and fool proof recipes like these are so handy.

Frozen vegetables are a great pantry staple to keep on hand when time is short!

They have saved my dinner too many times to count, and are a must have for me in my freezer.

cooked cauliflower in a white bowl

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower

air fried cauliflower

This air fried frozen cauliflower is the best easy crispy side dish! Learn how to make frozen vegetables in the air fryer taste delicious.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz frozen cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray, then place the frozen cauliflower florets in the basket. For best results, do not allow cauliflower to thaw at all prior to baking, place it straight from the freezer into the air fryer.
  2. Spray the cauliflower with olive oil spray, then sprinkle on the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Give the basket a shake to mix the spices around.
  3. Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and shake the basket, then air fry an additional 5-15 minutes, until desired level of crispiness.
  4. Serve immediately

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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