Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak

Roasted cauliflower Parmesan steak can be an easy vegetarian main or side dish for your dinner or lunch. Delicious keto, gluten-free, meat-free meal for anyone. Enjoy this vegetarian steak idea!

Cauliflower Parmesan recipe doesn’t need frying or boiling. There are no flour or bread crumbs in the recipe. It’s a healthy dinner for your family!

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak on the white plate with tiered basil leaves on top


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This easy cauliflower recipe features homemade Marinara sauce and our 2 favorite cheeses – Parmesan and Mozzarella. Because cheese makes anything better, right?

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Roasted cauliflower with Parmesan is a good meal for meat-free Monday. On the other hand, cauliflower Parmesan pairs well with chicken or spaghetti.

If you are craving Parmesan, this is a simple recipe! And cauliflower is available almost all year round.

Baked cauliflower is such an easy dinner idea! If you love to include cauliflower in your every day dinner menu, I suggest to check out Whole roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce.

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steaks can beeasy vegetarian dinner idea for your family. Perfect meatless Monday dinner recipe! Easy and healthy cauliflower recipe with homemade marinara sauce and cheese.

How to cut cauliflower steak

To make cauliflower steaks, you need about 1 large or 2 medium heads of cauliflower for 6 steaks, or 1 head for 3 steaks. Wash cauliflower before roasting and pat it dry with paper towel or leave it for 30 minutes to dry.

Cut cauliflower into thick steaks for roasting, leaving the stem, which obviously holds the florets. Thick steaks will hold all the sauce and cheese goodness!

If the end of cauliflower stem looks a little brown and dry, you can cut it just a little, so it looks good.

How to make roasted cauliflower Parmesan steak

Whenthe cauliflower steaks are cut, you can start preparing them for roasting.

Generously brush both sides of cauliflower steaks with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and black pepper. You can use any other vegetable oil that you have.

Prepare a baking tray, layered with parchment paper (for easier clean up). You can use an non-stick baking tray without paper, too.

Bake cauliflower steaks about 40 minutes in 410 F / 210 C hot oven. No need to steam or boil cauliflower. Bake until steaks are tender and edges are golden brown.

Don’t worry if it will be slightly under-baked, it’s up to your taste preferences. You can eat the raw steaks, but it’s better to prepare Cauliflower salad instead if you’re short on time.

These are perfect cauliflower recipes for beginner cooks! So you won’t poison your family, haha.

Meanwhile, prepare the homemade marinara sauce, if you don’t have it. You can also use store-bought marinara. But our homemade sauce recipe is very easy, delicious and healthy.

Remove roasted cauliflower steaks from the oven, add marinara sauce on top. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese.

Return the steaks in the oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve roasted cauliflower Parmesan steak immediately, preferably with fresh basil or parsley on top.

Half of roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak on the white plate, served with red sauce on the side

Variation of cauliflower Parmesan

If you don’t want to cut cauliflower into steaks, you can cut it into florets. Put the florets in the baking dish, sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper. Bake about 30 minutes.

Then add marinara sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake 10 minutes more until bubbly.

I think homemade marinara sauce adds the most flavor to this cauliflower recipe. But you can also add whole garlic to the dish and roast it with cauliflower steaks.

Actually you can be creative and customize cauliflower steak recipe. Add turmeric, tahini or hummus on top instead of marinara, use different cheese.

If you love cheesy cauliflower, I suggest you check our Keto Cauliflower Mac & Cheese and Cauliflower Gratin.

How to store roasted cauliflower steaks and use leftovers

You can store roasted cauliflower steaks up to 3-4 days in the fridge in the air-tight container. Reheat the cauliflower Parmesan steaks in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or microwave about 2-3 minutes.

If you are into meal planning for the week, I would suggest to store roasted cauliflower steaks without cheese and sauce. Just before serving, add the sauce and cheese on top and reheat as suggested above.

A piece of roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak on the fork

By the way, after making this roasted cauliflower parmesan steak, you will have leftover florets. Use the leftover parts of raw cauliflower to make Cauliflower Rice, Cauliflower fritters or Creamy Cauliflower Soup.

We love this humble vegetable, and we have a lot more recipes that you can find in our selection of 80+ Easy Cauliflower recipes.

If you make this baked cauliflower Parmesan recipe, tag us to let us know. We love to see what you are cooking! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Check out our Healthy Cauliflower Recipes board on Pinterest.

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak on the white plate, view from top

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak

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5 from 4 votes
Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak is an easy vegetarian main or side dish. Cauliflower Parmesan is delicious keto, gluten-free meal for your family dinner or lunch. Easy and healthy.
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 45mins
Total Time 55mins
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 180kcal

Ingredients 

  • 1 big cauliflower heads or 2 medium
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt
  • freshly grated pepper
  • 1 ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 1 mozzarella cheese ball shredded
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • fresh basil or parsley for serving (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 410 F / 210 C.
    Preheat the oven to 410 F / 210 C.
  • Cut cauliflower into thick steaks for roasting, leaving the stem.
    Cut cauliflower into thick steaks for roasting, leaving the stem.
  • Then generously brush both sides of cauliflower with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Then generously brush both sides of cauliflower with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake cauliflower steaks 40 minutes until edges are browned.
    Bake cauliflower steaks 40 minutes until edges are browned.
  • Add Marinara Sauce on top of each baked cauliflower steak.
    Add marinara sauce on top of each baked cauliflower steak.
  • Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese on top of each cauliflower steak.
    Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese on top of each cauliflower steak.
  • Return the steaks in the oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately, preferably with fresh basil or parsley.
    Return the steaks in the oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately, preferably with fresh basil or parsley.

Notes

Wash cauliflower before roasting and pat it dry with paper towel or leave it for 30 minutes to dry. If the end of cauliflower stem looks a little brown and dry, you can cut it just a little, so it looks good.
Use baking tray, layered with parchment paper for easier clean up. You can roast cauliflower steaks without parchment paper on non-stick baking tray, too.
You can store cauliflower Parmesan steak up to 3-4 days in the fridge in the air-tight container. Reheat in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or microwave about 2-3 minutes.
If you make this recipe for vegetarians check if your Parmesan cheese is vegetarian and doesn't use rennet.
Keyword easy, gluten free, keto, meatless, vegetarian

10 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak”

  1. 5 stars
    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat more vegetables and less meat. This cauliflower steak looks like the perfect place to start!

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