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Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara

TheseCauliflower Steaks with Marinaraare healthy, delicious, and light. Made with seasoned tomato sauce and a mix of cheeses, it's simple and full of flavor.
Prep Time10mins
Cook Time40mins
Total Time50mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cauliflower Steak Recipe
Servings: 4servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 2smallcauliflowers
  • 3tbsp.olive oil
  • 1/2tsp.saltor to taste
  • 1/2tsp.pepperor to taste
  • 3/4cupMarinara sauce
  • 1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1cupshredded Parmesan cheese


  • Remove the cauliflower stems and leaves. Cut each cauliflower head down the middle. Then, move the knife about 1 1/2 ? 2 inches to the left, and cut the steak. Do the same on the right (each head makes 2 steaks). Reserve the remaining cauliflower for future use.
  • Place the steaks onto a baking tray and brush them with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then bake these steaks at 425F for about 30-35 minutes, flipping them halfway.
  • Remove the steaks from the oven and spread marinara over them (you'll need about three tablespoons per steak). Add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Broil for 4-5 minutes, just until the cheese melts and brown spots appear. Remove the cauliflower steaks from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve hot.




With a recipe that uses the thicker, inner parts of the cauliflower, you land up with leftover florets. But don't waste them! You can use them in lots of other recipes, including theseCauliflower FrittersorCauliflower Gnocchi. Or you can leave them uncooked and add them to a salad or dip them in ranch dressing as part of a crudite platter.Fried Caulifloweris also a tasty use. Or simply saute them with your favorite vegetables and seasoning for a healthy side dish.


Store leftover Cauliflower Steaks with Marinara in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave for a minute or two, until the cheese has melted, or in the oven for a few minutes. Keep in mind that reheating the cauliflower may cause them to get softer and break apart a little.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1076mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 587IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 1mg