Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots are a light and easy low carb appetizer recipe made with just 2 ingredients! Crispy frozen cauliflower tots are tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce for a healthy game day snack or side dish made in your Air Fryer.
Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots
I was digging through my freezer trying to find something easy for dinner one night and ran across a bag of frozen Cauliflower Tots. I have used these before in recipes, such as this Light Taco Cauliflower Tot Hotdish as well as just cooking some up in the Airfryer as a side dish. This time, an idea for Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots struck me as a great idea. It would make a fantastic game day appetizer that is low carb and healthier than traditionally fried buffalo chicken!
Simply toss a whole bag of califlower tots in your arfryer on the highest temperature setting and cook for 20 minutes, tossing midway through. Toss the tots in a bowl with a few tablespoons of buffalo sauce and return them to the airfryer to crisp them back up. After another 5 minutes you will have perfectly crisp Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots that have just the right amount of spice!
You can sprinkle the them with some crumbled bleu cheese, serve them with celery sticks and ranch, or just enjoy them as they are! These vegetarian tots are the easiest two ingredient recipe you will make and are great for a last minute snack to serve while watching your favorite team play. If your team is anything like my Minnesota Vikings last Sunday, these tots will be far more enjoyable than the game…ugh!
One of my favorite parts of this recipe, is that cauliflower tots have become so mainstream that even my small town grocery store carries them in their freezer section! If I can find them at my grocery store, I am sure you will be able to find them at yours.
I was chatting with the owner of the grocery store as he was checking me out and he mentioned that he recently tried the cauliflower tots for the first time. He said he baked them much longer than the package instructed to get them as crispy as possible. He thought they tasted like deep fried cauliflower instead of actual tator tots and I think that is a really good descriptions for these.
You could certainly make these in your oven by increasing the temperature and cooking time, but that is the beauty of the Air Fryer after all. It allows you to get things extra crispy in a fraction of the time that a traditional oven does!
- 16 oz. pkg. frozen cauliflower tots
- 3 Tbsp. buffalo wing sauce
- OPTIONAL - bleu cheese crumbles, celery sticks and light ranch dressing for serving
- Add the frozen cauliflower tots to your Airfryer basket and bake at 390° for 20 minutes. Half way through cooking, remove the basket and give it a good shake to toss the tots.
- Add the cooked tots to a medium bowl and toss with buffalo sauce until they are well coated. Return the tossed tots to the Airfryer and bake an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately with bleu cheese crumbles, celery and light ranch dressing.