Air-Fried Bang Bang Cauliflower Wings


Air-Fried Bang Bang Cauliflower Wings

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With a crispy coating with a hint of sweetness and spice, these veggie wings will score a touchdown at your next tailgate party.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
3 tbsp. Culinary Tours bang bang sauce, plus additional for serving
3 tbsp. sweet barbecue sauce, plus additional for serving
1 (12-oz.) container Hy-Vee Short Cuts cauliflower florets, cut into 1- to 2-in. florets
½ c. McCormick Golden Dipt fish ’n chips seafood batter mix
⅓ c. water
⅓ c. air fryer seasoned coating mix for chicken
Green onions, for garnish
Hy-Vee Short Cuts celery sticks, for serving

Things To Grab

  • Air fryer
  • Large bowl
  • Large resealable plastic bag
  • Silicone whisk
  • Medium bowl
  • Tongs
  • Hy-Vee olive oil cooking spray
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees according to manufacturer’s directions. Stir together 3 Tbsp. each of bang bang sauce and barbecue sauce in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Place cauliflower florets in a large resealable plastic bag. Whisk together batter mix and water in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour batter over cauliflower; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat cauliflower with batter. Add coating mix to bag; seal bag. Gently turn bag to evenly coat.

  3. Remove cauliflower from bag. Working in batches, place coated cauliflower in a single layer in air fryer basket. Generously spray with cooking spray. Air-fry for 10 to 12 minutes* or until crisp, gently shaking air fryer basket and spraying with additional cooking spray halfway through.

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    Cooking times, temperatures and quantities may vary depending on the style of air fryer.
    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
  4. Transfer cauliflower to sauce mixture in bowl; gently stir to coat. Return cauliflower to air fryer basket; air-fry for 4 to 5 minutes* more or until crisp and golden.

  5. To serve, garnish with green onions, if desired. Serve with celery sticks and additional bang bang sauce and barbecue sauce.

Nutrition facts


210 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 920mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 2g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 6%

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