This is a simple and beautiful way to cook a whole cauliflower. These cauliflower steaks look beautiful on their own, and even better alongside a bit of mashed potato or yams. This is a great vegetarian alternative for meatless Mondays!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Place the cauliflower onto a cutting board with the stem side facing upwards; cut vertically into 4 steaks approximately even in thickness. Arrange 'steaks' onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the steaks; season with garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

  • Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes, turn with a spatula, and continue to roast until soft in the middle and darkening around the edges, about 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 6.9g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 81.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
This was delicious, but.....I bought a good sized Cauliflower that was bigger than a head of Iceberg Lettuce. I have very sharp knives. I was only able to get two good 1 inch steaks out of the head of Cauliflower. I mention this only because if you are planning on steaks for presentation, you will need more cauliflower than one head. The two ends were roasted and are equally delicious, but I only have two "steaks" out of one head. This is so good, you might want to make at least two heads of cauliflower anyway......I keep eating the florets right out of the pan! I seasoned this with Garlic Garni (a mixed garlic and pepper seasoning) Again, DELICIOUS! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2018
This recipe is a fail for me the cauliflower came out chewy. the natural sweetness is gone. Taste better just sauté in a frying pan. Read More
118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2015
This was delicious, but.....I bought a good sized Cauliflower that was bigger than a head of Iceberg Lettuce. I have very sharp knives. I was only able to get two good 1 inch steaks out of the head of Cauliflower. I mention this only because if you are planning on steaks for presentation, you will need more cauliflower than one head. The two ends were roasted and are equally delicious, but I only have two "steaks" out of one head. This is so good, you might want to make at least two heads of cauliflower anyway......I keep eating the florets right out of the pan! I seasoned this with Garlic Garni (a mixed garlic and pepper seasoning) Again, DELICIOUS! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2014
Great recipe. I followed pretty close, except I used garlic salt and black pepper instead of garlic powder and salt. I cut into wedges to get the most I could out of my head of cauliflower, and even though they were unevenly sliced, they all were done at the same time. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
We tried these last night. I followed the recipe leaving out the salt but used the garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. I used a romanesco green cauliflower which is pointy and spiky instead of round. I was only able to get two 'steaks' about 1 inch each from a 1 kilo cauliflower. I tossed the fallout pieces with the oil mixture and then brushed the remaining mixture on the 'steaks'. I served it with balsamic glaze drizzled over it. The fun shape (they looked like Christmas trees) and the immense flavour even attracted the kids who claim not to like cauliflower. The cooking time turned out perfect for me. Definite keeper method to serve cauliflower. Thanks SPetrocelly Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2015
Made as written. My picky 11 year old loved it & ate half the pan! I got 3 steaks from one head & I also cooked all of the pieces that crumbled off. It was all delicious! The darker brown the sweeter it got. I will be making this again with 2 heads next time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2016
Very good. A couple variations: I didn't have garlic salt/powder, so used chopped fresh garlic, sprinkled on before the olive oil. Sprinkled with Parmesan after turning & spread garlic butter over after removing from oven. Yumm but then we're garlic lovers. Also, it didn't take more than 8 minutes after turning , for ours & I had the oven at 425 from the start . Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2014
Oh My! Where have you been hiding all these years!!! For being so simple and easy it is really really good. I went for the garlic powder option and at the last minute decided to sprinkle on some Mrs. Dash Original seasoning. I think this added a lot to the flavor. Thank you SPetrocelly for sharing this recipe. It's my new best way to fix cauliflower. Next time I will add the Parmesan cheese as suggested by Marilyn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2016
This is surprisingly really really good. Change up the spices based on your preferences but the recipe as written was enjoyed by everyone except for one vegetable-disliking child. No surprise there unfortunately. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2014
Very good! Next time I want to try sprinkling with parmesan cheese. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
Simple and perfect. Make sure to buy a very tight head of cauliflower or your steaks will fall apart. Also I found it best to cut the cauliflower in half top to bottom through the core then cut steaks from the center out. Do NOT try to make them thin. Use it as a side vegetable or under something with gravy as you would potatoes. I adjust seasoning to fit the main course. Blackening seasoning works as does a simple garlic pepper. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2018
This recipe is a fail for me the cauliflower came out chewy. the natural sweetness is gone. Taste better just sauté in a frying pan. Read More