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Cauliflower Steaks – Food with Feeling

Cauliflower steak served with chimichurri sauce.

Cauliflower Steaks – Food with Feeling

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Perfectly golden brown and tender, roasted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and taste delicious! Enjoy this flavorful plant-based recipe with your favorite sauce as your main meal or as a side to other dishes. 

Whether I’m making an appetizer, side dish or entree, cauliflower is my go-to veggie, as evidenced by this air fryer buffalo cauliflower, easy sesame cauliflower and sweet and sour cauliflower. As incredible as all three of those recipes are, these cauliflower steaks are quite spectacular!

About this recipe

Cauliflower “steaks” definitely do NOT taste like a sirloin steak or any other kind of steak at all. So why call it steak?

  • The golden brown, thick cauliflower slices look somewhat like a steak.
  • Just like steak, they have a meaty, hearty texture and are very satisfying.
  • You can put sauces, like chimichurri, on them just like you would a steak.
  • So while this definitely won’t pass for an actual steak, the cauliflower steaks taste great and they’re easy to make. 

    Ingredients

    • Cauliflower. The star of this recipe! You’ll need two medium heads of cauliflower.
    • Olive oil. Helps prevent the vegetable from sticking to the baking sheet. It also helps to create a more golden and crisp surface.
    • Salt and pepper. For flavor.
    Raw cauliflower on a sheet pan before being cooked.

    How to make this recipe

    1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Tear off the outer leaves of the cauliflower and cut off any stem that is protruding out from the head of cauliflower. Leaving the core intact, cut it into ¾-1 inch pieces. The outer florets will fall off and you can use those later or roast them on the side.
    2. Cook. Place the steaks on a large baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes until the steaks are lightly charred around the edges and tender in the middle. 
    3. Serve. Pair with your favorite sauce and ENJOY!

    Tips

    • Be generous with the oil. Brush on plenty of olive oil. The oil makes the cauliflower really tender and delicious.
    • Don’t overcrowd the pan. The steaks need a good amount of space to get beautifully browned; otherwise, they’ll just steam.
    • Cutting the cauliflower. Many recipes will have you cut the core out of the cauliflower, but I like to leave it in as the steaks will hold together better. You can cut off the excess outer leaves, but leave a few on (they’re edible and crisp up in the oven in a delicious way).
    • Leftover florets. You can store leftover raw cauliflower florets in a resealable bag or airtight container in the fridge for 5 days. Use the florets to make another recipe. Or keep them raw and snack on them with hummus. You can even freeze them and add them to smoothies for a boost of vitamins that you can’t even taste.

    Customize this recipe

    • Seasoning. Feel free to experiment with the flavors in this recipe and sprinkle on your favorite spices. Tasty options are: Italian seasoning, garlic powder and paprika. Or try a blend of cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper for a spicy Spanish twist. You could even use taco seasoning and serve these with a Mexican meal.
    • Sauces. The options are pretty much endless when it comes to pairing sauces with cauliflower. Because cauliflower has a pretty mild flavor, it will easily take on the flavor of whatever sauce you serve with it. We love these steaks with a side of ranch, pesto or even chimichurri. Vegan cheese sauce would be yummy too!
    • Other options. Some other great additions to this recipe are Parmesan cheese and/or fresh herbs, like parsley.

    Make Ahead

    Roasted cauliflower steaks are best served immediately, but you can go ahead and prep the cauliflower. Wash, slice it and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook it.

    Storage

    Leftover cauliflower steaks can be stored in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 5 days. To reheat, warm in the oven at 325°F for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, pop these in the microwave and rewarm in 30-second increments.

    Slice of roasted cauliflower with green sauce.

    More easy veggie recipes

    As usual, please let me know if you end up making this recipe and how you like it. You can come back here to leave a comment or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what y’all are making from the blog!

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    Description

    Perfectly golden brown and tender, roasted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and taste delicious! Enjoy this flavorful plant-based recipe with your favorite sauce as your main meal or as a side to other dishes.



    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. Prep the cauliflower: tear off the outer leaves and cut off any stem that is protruding out from the cauliflower. Leaving the core intact, cut the cauliflower into ¾-1 inch pieces. The outer florets will fall apart and you can use those later or roast them on the side.
    3. Place the steaks on a large baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
    4. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes and until the steaks are lightly charred around the edges and tender in the middle. 
    5. Serve and ENJOY!

    Notes

    I like to season my cauliflower steaks with just a little bit of salt and pepper and then serve it with a delicious sauce such as pesto or chimichurri.

    • Prep Time: 8 minutes
    • Cook Time: 25 minutes
    • Category: Side
    • Method: Roast
    • Cuisine: American

    Keywords: roasted cauliflower, baked cauliflower steaks

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Cauliflower Steaks

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    Cauliflower Steaks – Food with Feeling

    Cauliflower steak served with chimichurri sauce.

    Cauliflower Steaks – Food with Feeling

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Perfectly golden brown and tender, roasted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and taste delicious! Enjoy this flavorful plant-based recipe with your favorite sauce as your main meal or as a side to other dishes. 

    Whether I’m making an appetizer, side dish or entree, cauliflower is my go-to veggie, as evidenced by this air fryer buffalo cauliflower, easy sesame cauliflower and sweet and sour cauliflower. As incredible as all three of those recipes are, these cauliflower steaks are quite spectacular!

    About this recipe

    Cauliflower “steaks” definitely do NOT taste like a sirloin steak or any other kind of steak at all. So why call it steak?

  • The golden brown, thick cauliflower slices look somewhat like a steak.
  • Just like steak, they have a meaty, hearty texture and are very satisfying.
  • You can put sauces, like chimichurri, on them just like you would a steak.
  • So while this definitely won’t pass for an actual steak, the cauliflower steaks taste great and they’re easy to make. 

    Ingredients

    • Cauliflower. The star of this recipe! You’ll need two medium heads of cauliflower.
    • Olive oil. Helps prevent the vegetable from sticking to the baking sheet. It also helps to create a more golden and crisp surface.
    • Salt and pepper. For flavor.
    Raw cauliflower on a sheet pan before being cooked.

    How to make this recipe

    1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Tear off the outer leaves of the cauliflower and cut off any stem that is protruding out from the head of cauliflower. Leaving the core intact, cut it into ¾-1 inch pieces. The outer florets will fall off and you can use those later or roast them on the side.
    2. Cook. Place the steaks on a large baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes until the steaks are lightly charred around the edges and tender in the middle. 
    3. Serve. Pair with your favorite sauce and ENJOY!

    Tips

    • Be generous with the oil. Brush on plenty of olive oil. The oil makes the cauliflower really tender and delicious.
    • Don’t overcrowd the pan. The steaks need a good amount of space to get beautifully browned; otherwise, they’ll just steam.
    • Cutting the cauliflower. Many recipes will have you cut the core out of the cauliflower, but I like to leave it in as the steaks will hold together better. You can cut off the excess outer leaves, but leave a few on (they’re edible and crisp up in the oven in a delicious way).
    • Leftover florets. You can store leftover raw cauliflower florets in a resealable bag or airtight container in the fridge for 5 days. Use the florets to make another recipe. Or keep them raw and snack on them with hummus. You can even freeze them and add them to smoothies for a boost of vitamins that you can’t even taste.

    Customize this recipe

    • Seasoning. Feel free to experiment with the flavors in this recipe and sprinkle on your favorite spices. Tasty options are: Italian seasoning, garlic powder and paprika. Or try a blend of cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper for a spicy Spanish twist. You could even use taco seasoning and serve these with a Mexican meal.
    • Sauces. The options are pretty much endless when it comes to pairing sauces with cauliflower. Because cauliflower has a pretty mild flavor, it will easily take on the flavor of whatever sauce you serve with it. We love these steaks with a side of ranch, pesto or even chimichurri. Vegan cheese sauce would be yummy too!
    • Other options. Some other great additions to this recipe are Parmesan cheese and/or fresh herbs, like parsley.

    Make Ahead

    Roasted cauliflower steaks are best served immediately, but you can go ahead and prep the cauliflower. Wash, slice it and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook it.

    Storage

    Leftover cauliflower steaks can be stored in the fridge, tightly covered, for up to 5 days. To reheat, warm in the oven at 325°F for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Alternatively, pop these in the microwave and rewarm in 30-second increments.

    Slice of roasted cauliflower with green sauce.

    More easy veggie recipes

    As usual, please let me know if you end up making this recipe and how you like it. You can come back here to leave a comment or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what y’all are making from the blog!

    Print

    clockclock iconcutlerycutlery iconflagflag iconfolderfolder iconinstagraminstagram iconpinterestpinterest iconfacebookfacebook iconprintprint iconsquaressquares iconheartheart iconheart solidheart solid icon

    Description

    Perfectly golden brown and tender, roasted Cauliflower Steaks are easy to make and taste delicious! Enjoy this flavorful plant-based recipe with your favorite sauce as your main meal or as a side to other dishes.



    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    2. Prep the cauliflower: tear off the outer leaves and cut off any stem that is protruding out from the cauliflower. Leaving the core intact, cut the cauliflower into ¾-1 inch pieces. The outer florets will fall apart and you can use those later or roast them on the side.
    3. Place the steaks on a large baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
    4. Roast for 15 minutes, flip, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes and until the steaks are lightly charred around the edges and tender in the middle. 
    5. Serve and ENJOY!

    Notes

    I like to season my cauliflower steaks with just a little bit of salt and pepper and then serve it with a delicious sauce such as pesto or chimichurri.

    • Prep Time: 8 minutes
    • Cook Time: 25 minutes
    • Category: Side
    • Method: Roast
    • Cuisine: American

    Keywords: roasted cauliflower, baked cauliflower steaks

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    Cauliflower Steaks