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!
This easy cauliflower recipe features homemade Marinara sauce and our 2 favorite cheeses – Parmesan and Mozzarella. Because cheese makes anything better, right?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan Steak
- 1 big cauliflower heads or 2 medium
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- sea salt
- freshly grated pepper
- 1 ½ cup
- 1 mozzarella cheese ball shredded
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- fresh basil or parsley for serving (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 410 F / 210 C.
- Cut cauliflower into thick steaks for roasting, leaving the stem.1 big cauliflower heads
- Then generously brush both sides of cauliflower with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.3-4 tbsp olive oil, sea salt, freshly grated pepper
- Bake cauliflower steaks 40 minutes until edges are browned.
Marinara Sauceon top of each baked cauliflower steak.1 ½ cup Marinara sauce
- Sprinkle with shredded Mozzarella, then Parmesan cheese on top of each cauliflower steak.1 mozzarella cheese ball, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Return the steaks in the oven for 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve immediately, preferably with fresh basil or parsley.fresh basil or parsley
My family surprising loves cauliflower so this was the perfect dish to make for them, thanks for posting!
So happy to hear that!
Oh yum! What a delicious and easy way to use cauliflower. I love all that mozzarella and parmesan on top.
Yes, cheese makes everything so much better, right?
What an interesting vegetarian approach to make something new with cauliflower! I love it and cannot wait to give it a try!
Thank you, give it a try! It’s an easy and delicious meal.
Such a clever way to enjoy cauliflower. It’s just simply delicious.
Thanks, it’s so true!
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!
Absolutely! Simple and delicious dinner idea. You can find more vegetable recipes on our blog.