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Cauliflower Parmesan

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Oct 28, 2021
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Cauliflower Parmesan
Roasted cauliflower parmesan - #cauliflower #parmesan #recipe #eatwell101 -  A low carb, vegetarian dish with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese to add a tasty vegetable to your dinner table.

Cauliflower Parmesan Recipe – A quick roast in the oven is all the cauliflower needs to soften and slightly caramelize on the edges before getting topped with marinara sauce and a mix of mozzarella and parmesan. This warm and comforting roasted cauliflower parmesan is totally delicious. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Cauliflower Parmesan recipe

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How to make the cauliflower parmesan

The key in this baked cauliflower parmesan recipe is to slice the head of cauliflower into thick pieces so it can hold a lot of sauce and cheese. Usually, a whole cauliflower head will yield you 3 or 4 steaks that hold pretty well together. 

Once we cut thick cauliflower slices, we season them with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and drizzle them with olive oil before roasting them first. This allows cauliflower to get a little browned with crispy edges. 

Then we top cauliflower with marinara, mozzarella, and parmesan before broiling until bubbly.

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1. To make the cauliflower parmesan steaks: Preheat your oven to 425°F (225ºC). Arrange cauliflower slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Roast the cauliflower steaks, flipping once, until cauliflower is tender and golden, about 30-35 minutes. Remove cauliflower from the oven and top each cauliflower steak with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and half of Parmesan.

3. Switch your oven to broil mode and broil cauliflower steaks until cheese is bubbly and golden for about 3 minutes. Serve the roasted cauliflower parmesan sprinkled with remaining Parmesan, chopped basil leaves, and red pepper flakes. Enjoy! ❤️ 

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Tips for the roasted cauliflower parmesan recipe

  • This cauliflower Parmesan is a naturally vegetarian main course. For a meatier main, use store-bought or homemade bolognese sauce instead of marinara.
  • Feel free to use fresh mozzarella slices instead of shredded.
  • Any melting cheese will work in this cauliflower parmesan instead of mozzarella. Experiment with Gruyère, 4-cheese blend, or even mix in some feta.

What to serve with cauliflower parmesan?

To keep this cauliflower parmesan low-carb and vegetarian, we recommend serving it with a crisp green salad on the side.

What to do with cauliflower parmesan steaks leftovers?

You can keep the cauliflower parmesan leftovers for 2 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Simply reheat in the oven for 10 minutes.

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