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Air fryer Cauliflower Steak with blue cheese crumble and white rice on a black plate

Easy Air Fried Cauliflower Steaks with Buffalo Sauce

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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 steaks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Low carb air fried cauliflower steaks are brushed with Frank's hot sauce and cooked till lightly charred in under 15 minutes. A sprinkle of blue cheese at the end gives it a lovely crisp and a rich cheesy flavor.

Cutting a head of cauliflower into thick cut steaks turns this simple antioxidant rich vegetable into an impressive vegetarian main course.


Units Scale
  • One large head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup of Frank's Buffalo Hot Wings Sauce
  • 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese


  1. Prep: Turn cauliflower stem side up on a cutting board. Trim away the leaves, leaving the stem intact. Cut cauliflower into 1/2 inch thick steaks. You should get about 5 or 6 nice slices from a large head of cauliflower.
  2. Baste - Lay your cauliflower steaks on a sheet of parchment paper and brush generously with your hot sauce of choice.
  3. Air Fry - Preheat your air fryer basket to 390 degrees F. I used the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer which has an auto preheat but you can use any air fryer. Once the air fryer is ready open the lid and place a piece of aluminum foil in the basket. Give it a spritz of olive oil and lay your steak on top of the foil and bake for 12 minutes.
  4. Topping - After the 12 minutes is up open the lid of your air fryer and sprinkle your cauliflower steak with the crumbled blue cheese and bake an additional 3 minutes. 
  5. Serve - Once cheese is melted remove gently from air fryer basket with a large spatula and serve.


Air Fryer Tips:

  • Don't overcrowd your air fryer basket you need room for the heat to circulate.
  • Grease your air fryer basket with a spritz of olive oil.
  • Flip foods halfway through the cooking time to insure even cooking.
  • Open the air fryer as often as you like to check for doneness.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cauliflower steak
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 242.3 mg
  • Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg