I must begin by saying this is the easiest, most no-fail, fabulously scrumptious vegetable recipe on the face of the planet there ever was forever and ever.
My mom shared this crazy-yummy recipe for Parmesan Baked Potato Halves with me a while back. It’s fabulous-the potatoes come out crispy and so savory. But, because my brain is the most wondering-how-can-this-be-done-differently sort of brain, I had one bite of these potatoes and a lightbulb filled with cauliflower immediately lit up above my head. It was nuts, like in the cartoons, ya know?
We love cauliflower steaks on the grill. We love them roasted with olive oil and seasonings. We love them all sorts of ways. But I’ve always desired a crunchy crust on them…like a solid, fried-cheese sort of crust. So basically, the lightbulb showed me a photo of a cauliflower steak happy-dancing around doing a jig with a big fat old buttery, garlicy fried cheese crust on top and I ran with it. Again, just nuts.
So the very next day, before that beautiful vision left my brain, I made a cauliflower version of that potato recipe.
And guess what? That lightbulb was gone…but he passed the happy dance on to me. These are so good you’ll be happy-dance-booty-shakin all day long, friends!
Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks
1 Head of Cauliflower
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1 Clove Garlic, grated or pressed
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 400. Clean cauliflower and pat dry with a towel. Trim as much as the green leaves off the cauliflower as you are able to, while still keeping the stem in place. Slice the head of cauliflower lengthwise into thick steaks (you will get about 4-6 depending on how big your cauliflower is).
Melt butter and garlic in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour the butter/garlic mixture into a large baking dish and spread it around to ensure it evenly coats the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over the butter and then sprinkle on half the kosher salt and half the black pepper. Lay cauliflower steaks evenly flat on in the butter/parmesan mixture and sprinkle the tops with the remaining salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the tops. Place in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Remove from oven and let sit for at least 5 minutes before removing from the baking dish (this will ensure your cheese crust sticks to the cauliflower). Serves 4+
Recipe adapted from FavFamilyRecipes
40 thoughts on “Parmesan Crusted Cauliflower Steaks”
I just fainted! What – this is brilliant. I LOVE roasted cauliflower, I LUUUVE Parmesan. With a hit of black pepper, I just hope I wake up in time for dinner! Thank you,
Oh then girlfriend..this is right up your alley! Get on it;)
I have to try this!
Yes you do!
Looks delicious and beautiful pics!
These look awesome.
Thank you..they really are:)
What a great idea, we’ll have to give it a try 🙂
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
I tried to reach through my computer screen to snag a bite. No dice. Looks SO good.
Haha! Could you at least smell that garlicky cheese?? 😉
will definitely have to try that! gosh I love cauliflower lately.
Isn’t it a wonder-food Kat? So versatile!
Great recipe! I am not a cauliflower fan, but definitely want to try the potato version – or other veggies!
Thanks for the note…if you like potatoes you’ll love that version..really yummy!
YAAAASSSSSSS – my wife made this once when we were dating and it was absolutely wonderful. We haven’t been able to duplicate the recipe since. Might give this a shot. 🙂
Well I hope you enjoy it and it takes you back to your dating days:)
Super delicious stuff!
My family loves cauliflower! And this is very different from how we do it Indian style. I have to try this. It’s brilliant! With all the cheese and garlic my LO is going to love this. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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Delicious idea for cauliflower!
Reblogged this as it sounds so delicious!
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Brilliant! I cant wait to try this!
Thank you! It’s pretty incredible how that crust forms so perfectly with such little effort:) I hope you enjoy them!
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I’ve made these as pieces but never as a steak! What a fantastic idea 🙂 love the photos. Reblogged!
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Holy Moses, this sounds phenomenal. I’m making some of these to be a side with some homemade tomato soup. I can’t wait!
Why thank you…sounds like an awesome side for tomato soup..who needs grilled cheese, right?!
Definitely pinning this recipe!!
OMGosh, I’m heading to the grocery now to pick up some cauliflower-this sounds totally delish! 🙂
It’s pretty stinking yummy…I hope you enjoy it, friend!