Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are loaded with so much flavor. This recipe requires simple seasoning and just 20 short minutes of roasting time. With so much flavor and only four ingredients, you can’t beat it!

roasted cauliflower steaks on a plate

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks make for a great vegetarian main course, or the perfect addition to a meat-centered meal. Not only are they healthy, the are packed with fiber that will keep you full for longer.

What is a Roasted Cauliflower Steak

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks have gained some popularity in the past couple of years for being filling, healthy, vegetarian and just downright tasty. Basically, they are made by slicing a head of cauliflower lengthwise to get thick, steak-like pieces. These hunks of cauliflower are perfect roasted in the oven with a generous amount of seasoning until they turn golden brown.

How To Roast Cauliflower Steaks

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are as easy as 1-2-3…literally! Follow the simple steps below to get crispy, flavorful veggies steaks each and every time:

  • Preheat your oven. In the meantime, cut cauliflower steaks into 1/2-inch thick slices. Season will garlic salt and olive oil.
  • Roast at 415°F for 20 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. Enjoy!

Hot Tip: Consider cauliflower a blank slate. Feel free to season your steaks in whatever seasoning you prefer. Sometimes we are in the mood for classic salt and black pepper, but a bit of curry powder or smoked paprika is always welcome.

Serving Your Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks go well with almost any protein. From a big, juicy Cast Iron Ribeye to Air Fryer Salmon to Shish Kabobs, the possibilities are endless. If you’re trying to keep it light and vegetarian, serve your steaks alongside some quinoa and drizzle your plate with a generous amount of Chimichurri Sauce.


Should You Steam Cauliflower Before Roasting?

Cauliflower is a notoriously fibrous veggie, but there is no need to steam it before roasting unless you like it very soft on the inside. Roasting it at a high heat will result in a nice, tender center all on its own.

Why is My Roasted Cauliflower Mushy?

Typically, roasted cauliflower only gets mushy if you steam or boil it before you roast it in the oven. Overcooked cauliflower can be a real drag, so I highly recommend you simply roast it to bring it across the finish line!

Should I Remove the Core from Cauliflower?

The core of the cauliflower is what keeps the steaks in tact so don’t remove it! It’s totally edible and adds a nice texture to your steak.

Roasted cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet

Storing Leftovers

Not only are Roasted Cauliflower Steaks super easy to make, they are awesome to prep ahead for a quick side dish throughout the week. Refrigerate them in an airtight container and reheat in an oven or air fryer to return them to a wonderfully crispy state.

You can also use cold cauliflower steaks as a fun salad topper. Simply chop them up into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle over our Garden Salad Recipe for an extra dose of fiber and flavor.

Hot Tip: Don’t freeze your Roasted Cauliflower Steaks. The veggie holds too much liquid to be defrosted and will turn to mush when thawed and reheated.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya founded Momsdish to demonstrate that placing a homemade meal on the table is not hard at all. Natalya makes cooking easier and approachable, by simplifying the ingredients, while still producing the same great taste.