Instead of deep frying, try cooking these air fryer cauliflower cheese bites for a fuss-free and less oily option. They are perfect as a snack or side dish, especially when drizzled with sauce. The smoky seasoning adds a delightful barbeque flavour.
This recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also incredibly easy to make. You’ll have a tasty dish ready to serve in no time.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
- 2 tsp smokey chipotle seasoning
- 1/2 cauliflower (about 450g), cut into small florets
- 20g butter
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/3 cups perfect pizza cheese (130g)
- 1 green shallot, trimmed, thinly sliced
How to Cook Air Fryer Cauliflower Cheese Bites
- Whisk the eggs in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan, and seasoning. Working in batches, dip the cauliflower in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing firmly to coat.
- Transfer the crumb-coated cauliflower to the basket of an air fryer. Spray with oil. Cook for 12 minutes at 180°C., turning and spraying with oil halfway through cooking, or until the bites are crisp.
- To make the cheesy sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until foamy. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until aromatic. Stir in the sour cream and cheese. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts.
- Transfer the cheese sauce to a heatproof serving bowl and sprinkle with green shallot slices. Serve immediately with the cauliflower bites.
Enjoy your homemade air fryer cauliflower cheese bites with the delicious cheesy sauce!
- Goodwin, Cecily (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 52 Pages - 02/24/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Last update on 2023-11-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
In conclusion, these air fryer cauliflower cheese bites are a flavourful and healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried snacks. With a crisp coating and a creamy, cheesy centre, they make for a delightful appetizer or side dish.
By using an air fryer, you can enjoy the indulgent taste of cheesy cauliflower bites without the excess oil. So, give this recipe a try and impress your family and friends with a delectable and guilt-free treat!
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