Cauliflower Nuggets

This versatile vegetable is going to become one of your favorites using this recipe if it isn’t already. Promise! These little cauliflower nuggets are loaded with fiber and extra vitamin B. They are perfect as an appetizer or side dish to compliment any main.

One of the things we strive to do at CUT Cooking is to “uncomplicate” the cooking process. Our goal is to empower EVERYONE in the kitchen with recipes that they will be successful with. This cauliflower recipe is perfect example of this. We have already posted our batter for fried pickles…these cauliflower nuggets use the same batter! Boom!! The same batter – totally different end result. Learn one batter and make two different foods!

You’ll begin first with simply breaking, cutting the cauliflower into bite-size pieces. We like the cauliflowerettes to be smaller. A single bite seems to be an easier way to enjoy this delicious dish.

Once the cauliflower is all cut up, go ahead and make the batter. This is a simple batter and you should be able to whip it up in no time at all!

Simply add all the batter ingredients into a large bowl and stir in the cauliflower. Mix everything well so that all the cauliflower bites are covered!

We have trialed this recipe using both the PC Airfryer and also baked in the oven. Both methods work awesome. Either option tastes amazing. Don’t stress that one will taste better than the other. Both are delicious!

Go ahead and dip the flowerettes in your favorite dipping sauce. Whether your choice of sauce is spicy or a cool ranch, blue cheese or a peanut Thai; they all taste incredible with these little nuggets. Or for those who prefer, simply plain is just as delicious. (Check out our previous blog posts for dipping sauce dressing recipes!)

Cauliflower Nuggets

Recipe by cutcookingCourse: Appetizer, VegetableDifficulty: Easy


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These delicious little nuggets, full of fiber and vitamin B, are battered in CUT flour and common pantry spices. Pour the sauces and get dipping. They won’t last long!


  • 1 large head of cauliflower cut into bite sized flowerette pieces

  • Batter
  • 1/2 cup CUT flour

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp milk

  • 2 tbsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 2 tsp lemon pepper

  • 1 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F if baking in oven.
  • In large bowl, combine all ingredients for the batter and mix well.
  • Add cauliflowerettes and stir well. Be sure to coat every piece well with batter.
  • Transfer either to baking sheet or airfryer tray lined with parchment paper. Remember: It doesn’t matter whether you are baking in the oven or using an airfryer:) Be sure to use parchment paper with either method!
  • If using oven; bake for a total of 30 minutes. Stir every 10 minutes.
    For PC Airfryer; “airfry” 400°F. Fry for 10 minutes, flip and fry for another 10 minutes. Fry for a total of 20 minutes.
  • Pour the sauces and start the dipping! These never last long in our homes,
    Stacey and Meg

Enjoy these little nuggets! They’re almost like gold…