These Loaded Roasted Cauliflower Steaks are out-of-this-world delicious! They're like a loaded baked potato without all the carbs! Thick slices of roasted cauliflower topped with cheese, bacon, green onion, and sour cream. A hearty and satisfying low-carb and gluten-free recipe.
This loaded cauliflower recipe is for all of you who love a loaded baked potato or loaded potato skins but need a low carb option.
I just adore cauliflower! How about you?
If you’re wondering how to make cauliflower taste amazing you’ve come to the right place.
I have a lot to share on this topic!
What tastes good with cauliflower?
I’m gonna have to say everything!
Cauliflower has a very neutral taste and even a hint of sweetness when roasted. Which makes it the perfect veggie for infusing flavors with seasonings and sauces. Like my Cauliflower with Buffalo Sauce, Cauliflower with Asiago Cheese and Golden Raisins, or Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas, and some cumin, cayenne with a yogurt topping.
Mmm, drooling over here just thinking about it.
So, I could literally make this yummy veggie side dish a meal (and have) – AND I’m a full-on carnivore people!
I love me some meats and hearty comfort food which inspired the title of this “cauliflower steak” recipe!
But it’s not just delicious - it’s also quite nutritious.
Does Cauliflower have carbs?
Cauliflower has very few carbs and offers some good nutritional value. About ⅙ of a medium head contains only 5 grams of carbohydrates and 25 calories.
As far as nutrition goes, cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate. It’s fat-free and cholesterol free and also is low in sodium content. Plus, it's a good source of fiber.
AND it’s a really great satisfying option for those following a low carb or gluten-free diet.
It’s so versatile you can mash it in place of traditional mashed potatoes. Stuff it – yes, carve out some of the core and stuff it with some spinach, cheese, or even seasoned ground meat. Turn it into cauliflower rice for a low carb or keto pizza crust.
Like I said – it’s so versatile.
Here’s the thing when you slice cauliflower steaks, and roast them on a baking sheet in a hot oven it becomes steamed, tender, and browned.
Allow me to elaborate…
First things first... you need to prepare the cauliflower steaks with a few easy steps.
How to cut cauliflower steaks
Rinse the cauliflower heads and remove all the leaves.
Use a large knife cut the cauliflower in half lengthwise through the center.
Then gently cut the halved cauliflower into 1 ½-2 inch thick steaks, keeping the pieces intact as large slices or steaks.
Repeat the process with the other head of cauliflower.
Because some florets will come away from the steaks you can either roast them along with the slices or save them for another recipe.
You should have about 10-12 pieces or steaks total.
So now you're ready to start cooking or in this case roasting!
How to roast cauliflower steaks
Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and place the cauliflower steaks on the baking sheet.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on the top side of each steak.
And evenly drizzle and spread olive oil onto the steaks.
Tightly cover the baking sheet with foil and roast for 25 minutes.
Remove the foil from the cauliflower and roast for 10 more minutes.
Remove the cauliflower steaks from the oven and sprinkle on the cheese and the bacon, roast for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Next, take the cauliflower out of the oven and serve with sour cream and chopped green onions.
Pro tip: I prefer not to flip the cauliflower steaks while they are roasting.
Because it’s an unnecessary step, and...
... Because this could cause the steaks to fall apart.
Feel free to switch up the seasoning on these roasted cauliflower steaks- get creative! If you’d like, add some cumin, coriander, chili powder and cayenne pepper for a spicy Latin twist, or curry powder, turmeric, and garam masala for an Indian-inspired steak.
If you're looking for more cauliflower recipes from Taste And See just type the word "cauliflower" in the search field at the top of the page. Or check out a few of my favorites below.
More cauliflower recipes
- Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce
- Warm Cauliflower Spinach Salad with Pancetta
- The Best Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Zuppa Toscana Soup - Low Carb Gluten Free!
- Soy-Orange Crispy Fish over Cauliflower Fried Rice
These loaded roasted cauliflower steaks are a delicious way to enjoy some low carb comfort food!
It’s one easy, cheesy and delicious recipe! Full of flavor and nutrition.
I can’t wait for you to experience these loaded cauliflower steaks!
Leave me a comment below and tell me how much you love them – pleassssseeee! xo
- 2 large heads of cauliflower
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 6-8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 6 chopped green onions
- 6-8 ounces sour cream
- Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 425ºF.
- Remove the outer green leaves from the head of the cauliflower and trim the stem.
- Using a large knife cut the cauliflower in half lengthwise through the center.
- Then gently cut the halved cauliflower into 1 ½-2 inch thick steaks, keeping the pieces intact as large slices or steaks.
- Repeat the process with the other head of cauliflower. If some florets come away from the steaks you can still roast them along with the slices or save them for another recipe. There should be about 10-12 pieces total.
- Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and place the cauliflower steaks on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the top side of each steak.
- Then evenly drizzle and spread olive oil onto the steaks.
- Tightly cover the baking sheet with foil and roast for 25 minutes.
- Remove the foil from the cauliflower and roast for 10 more minutes.
- Remove the cauliflower steaks from the oven and sprinkle on the cheese and the bacon, roast for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Remove the cauliflower from the oven and serve with the sour cream and chopped green onions.
I prefer not to flip the cauliflower steaks while they are roasting because first, it’s an unnecessary step, and second because this could cause the steaks to fall apart.