Cauliflower Steak Recipe -
Cauliflower Steak Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Cauliflower Steak

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"This is another vegetarian option. Leave out the cheese and it's vegan. Serve with steamed brown rice and beans. Colby cheese can be substituted for the Havarti cheese."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Cut cauliflower into 3 or 4 'steaks'. Remove the stem and leaves from each 'steak' using a sharp knife; reserve the florets that have fallen off while slicing steaks.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook cauliflower 'steaks' in the hot oil until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add florets and water to skillet; cover and steam until cauliflower is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; saute onion until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and saute until onion is lightly browned and mushrooms are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  5. Arrange cauliflower 'steaks' and florets on a baking sheet; top with onion-mushroom mixture and Havarti cheese.
  6. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and bubbling, 2 to 3 minutes.
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Nov 13, 2014

This was delicious! I have to admit that I changed it by using cheddar cheese, but the texture was also really wonderful. One thing I noticed was that I needed to use waaayyy more water than the half cup suggested (the cauliflower kept burning). Great recipe though, and something I will definitely put in heavy rotation.

Jul 24, 2014

I made the mistake of using a very large head. Medium size would work much better. Very tasty and easy too make. My husband went back for seconds and was glad we had more left over! I didn't have havarti cheese so used Swiss. I suspect it would have been better with havarti, or at least different. I like the ease of preparation and flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 305 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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