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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

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I can’t wait for you to make this Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe! Loaded with flavor, not with calories or fat. This is a delicious meal for anyone trying to up their veggie intake while not feeling like they’re restricting their taste buds.

Give this easy dinner recipe a try. It’s a simple main meal or a fun side dish to quickly put on the dinner table. Plus – it’s delicious!

I’m a huge fan of cooking cauliflower in new and delicious ways. While it’s easy to dip it into ranch dressing and eat it raw, it has a new flavor and gives many more cooking options.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

Even my boys will tell you that this recipe is pretty darn good! They love that it roasts to be nice and tender, and the added parmesan cheese is a delight.

The way that the cooked cauliflower takes on the flavor of the seasonings is what sets it over the top. Plus, being in “steak” form gives you a hearty meal without breaking those healthy eating rules.

You can whip up this simple side dish in a jiffy or make it your main entree for the night. I’m a big fan of having recipes for foods like this, and I think that you’ll like how this one turns out!

Why is it called a cauliflower steak?

The term “cauliflower steak” has become increasingly popular, especially in vegan and vegetarian circles.

The name takes on the association with traditional steak, a meaty slab that can be cooked and flavored in various ways. However, a cauliflower “steak” is typically a slice of cauliflower, one to two inches thick, that is either roasted or grilled.

The name “steak” conveys a sense of substance and intentionality, making it more appealing to those looking for a hearty, meat-free alternative.

While the name doesn’t do much to explain why the dish has gained such momentum, it does serve as a powerful marketing tool that allows people to envision a meat substitute that still offers the satisfaction of a big, filling entree.



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How do I reheat roasted cauliflower?

Reheating roasted cauliflower can be a bit of a challenge, as you want to maintain the original texture and flavor of the dish. One way to reheat roasted cauliflower is using a skillet over medium heat.

Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and place the roasted cauliflower in the pan. Stir occasionally until the cauliflower is fully heated throughout.

Alternatively, you could also reheat the dish in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spread the roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the oven and heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the dish is fully heated.

Regardless of your chosen method, keep an eye on the dish to prevent overcooking. With a little bit of attention and care, reheating roasted cauliflower can be a simple and delicious process.

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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe is an easy low calorie meal that is quite hearty!


  • 2 large heads cauliflower, cut into 4 different 1-inch thick slices

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil

  • 1½ T. Italian seasoning

  • 2-3 finely minced garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp of crushed red pepper flakes 

  • ¼ cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Put the oven rack in the center position and preheat to 400 degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  3. Put the sliced cauliflower on the baking sheet and brush with the olive oil mixture on both sides.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 of the parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and carefully flip the "steak.
  6. Add the rest of the parmesan cheese and a little bit more of the salt and pepper.
  7. Put the pan back into the oven and roast for another 15-20 minutes. Do this until the cauliflower is fork-tender and browned nicely.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 11gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/18/2024

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