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How to cook air fryer cauliflower bites from frozen and transform them into crispy deliciousness.

Inspired by cauliflower popcorn from Premier Inn and using Iceland’s frozen cauliflower bites this is an air fryer frozen recipe you will love.

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Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Bites
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Frozen Breaded Cauliflower In Air Fryer

I can not have dinner at the Premier Inn when travelling without some of their breaded popcorn cauliflower.

It is so delicious and crispy and always comes with a yummy sauce and I am super grateful that the hubby and the kids don’t like it, because then there is more for me lol.

So, when I walked into Iceland one day and saw that they now sold frozen cauliflower bites, I was there, buying some to take home and try at home in the air fryer.

This same time and temp can also be followed with other frozen breaded cauliflower products.

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Can You Air Fry Frozen Cauliflower Bites?

Absolutely. Frozen cauliflower bites are delicious in the air fryer and I prefer them over deep fried.

You can also cook them at the same time as other similar sized frozen appetisers, making them perfect for party food.

Can I Cook Birdseye Loaded Cauliflower Bites In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can also cook Birdseye cauliflower bites in the air fryer. They are of a similar size to chicken nuggets and cook very well in the air fryer.

You can also do other similar Birdseye food in the air fryer and if you love fish fingers you will love air fryer frozen fish fingers done in the air fryer too.

Where To Buy Frozen Breaded Cauliflower?

We bought our frozen breaded cauliflower from Iceland here in the UK. If you are in the USA, we would recommend Costco cauliflower bites.

Or if you prefer you can also get some Birdseye cauliflower bites or why not try some frozen cauliflower wings in the air fryer.

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Cauliflower Bites Air Fryer Ingredients

Bites – We used 1 box of Iceland’s southern fried cauliflower popcorn. Though this filled the bottom of our air fryer basket, so if doing more, we recommend cooking frozen fried cauliflower in batches.

Spray – For breaded cauliflower in the air fryer that are nice and crispy we recommend spraying the cauliflower bites with a little extra virgin olive oil spray and this will help make them nice and crispy.

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them.

But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Make Breaded Cauliflower In Air Fryer?

air fryer frozen cauli bites step by step
  • Remove. Carefully remove the frozen cauliflower bites from the packaging and place into the air fryer basket. Spread out the cauliflower bites for an equal cook.
  • Cook. Then air fry frozen cauliflower bites for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Spray. Then if the veggie bites are not crispy enough for your liking spray with olive oil and then cook for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f.

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How Long To Cook Frozen Breaded Cauliflower?

Air fryer cauliflower bites take JUST 12 minutes to perfectly cook and to make crispy. They will be cooked on 10 minutes if you don’t care for crispness.

You can also cook frozen breaded cauliflower from frozen, no need to thaw it first.

Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites

These cauliflower bites air fryer recipe is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2016.

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Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites

How to cook air fryer cauliflower bites from frozen and transform them into crispy deliciousness.
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2
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  • 250 g Box Frozen Cauliflower Bites

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  • Remove the frozen cauliflower bites from the packaging and place them into the air fryer basket and spread them out. Air fry frozen cauliflower for 8 minutes at 180c/360f or until piping hot.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Breaded Cauliflower?
  • If not crispy enough spray with olive oil and air fry for another 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Breaded Cauliflower?
  • Then serve with your favourite dipping sauces.
    How Long To Cook Frozen Breaded Cauliflower?


Cauliflower. You can do a mixture of frozen cauliflower it doesn’t have to be the southern fried cauliflower that we did. You can also do frozen buffalo cauliflower in the air fryer.
Thanks for reading our frozen cauliflower bites in air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious recipes using frozen food, do try our air fryer frozen bacon next.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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