Parmesan Cajun Spiced Cauliflower Steak

This Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak is the perfect menu addition to all your meatless meals. It also works perfectly as a flavorful side dish. This dish will turn everyone into a cauliflower lover! 

This Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak is the perfect menu addition to all your meatless meals. It also works perfectly as a flavorful side dish. This dish will turn everyone into a cauliflower lover!

Ok, I know cauliflower isn’t really meat but I’m gonna sit right here and call it steak anyway. I mean, if I went to a party and someone said we were having steak and they put this on my plate I might revolt BUT there is not bait and switch happening here. I’m telling up front it’s cauliflower. I’m not Chris Traeger bringing lentil loaf instead of cake to a party. If you get that reference we can be friends.

Now, I know you keep seeing a lot of cauliflower recipe floating around the web and that is mostly because cauliflower is the BEST! Well, to be honest, it’s always been one of my favorite vegetables. I love it steamed, grilled, roasted and obviously even in steak form. 

This Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak is the perfect menu addition to all your meatless meals. It also works perfectly as a flavorful side dish. This dish will turn everyone into a cauliflower lover!

For this version of cauliflower steak, I went ahead and packed this puppy with all. the. flavor. For real.

It’s not just a sprinkle of salt and pepper – NOPE! I rubbed it up with cajun seasoning, a little kosher salt and then some Parmesan cheese. HECK YES! Of course, the amount of salt you add is going to depend on how salty your Cajun seasoning blends is and how much Parmesan cheese you use. Sooooooooo be careful. I’m warning you now. Taste that seasoning blend first! The one I use has very little salt BUT a lot of the ones you find in the store are salt bombs.

This Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak is the perfect menu addition to all your meatless meals. It also works perfectly as a flavorful side dish. This dish will turn everyone into a cauliflower lover!

Also, aren’t these little Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak just the cutest? After you cut your steaks you’ll have some leftover cauliflower so I just saved mine to roast the next day. One can never eat too much cauliflower – am I right?

{Looking for more cauliflower recipes? Try my Roasted Cauliflower Fennel Leek SoupOrzo Bacon and Greens with Cauliflower Cheese SauceCauliflower Cheddar Beer Soup or my Roasted Orange Cauliflower}

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Parmesan Cajun Spiced Cauliflower Steak

This Parmesan Cajun spiced cauliflower steak is the perfect menu addition to all your meatless meals. It also works perfectly as a flavorful side dish. This dish will turn everyone into a cauliflower lover!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley, for topping, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat liner, set aside.

Remove green leaves from your head of cauliflower. Turn your cauliflower stem side up and cut out as many 1 inch thick "steaks" as you can from your head. The end pieces usually fall apart so the best cuts from the middle.

Gently lay your "steaks" on the prepared sheet pan.

In a small bowl mix together olive oil, Cajun seasoning and kosher salt. Remember to tastes your Cajun seasoning first to know if you need to add less salt and to test its spiciness.

Brush on oil/seasoning mix making sure to coat the whole cauliflower steak. Make sure you gently flip the steak to coat so it doesn't fall apart.

Add to your pre-heated oven and cook for about 10 minutes or until ti starts to slightly soften. Remove from the oven, flip and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove, sprinkle the tops of the steaks equally with Parmesan cheese. Add back to the oven and cook for another 5 minutes or until soft.

Sprinkle with parsley if desired.

Notes: If you cut your steak thinner will take less time to good. If you cut it thicker it will take more time. Adjust accordingly.

28 Responses to “Cheesy Potatoes”

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    nusra — November 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    First of all, that ecard is SO me! Haha. Secondly, what can we substitute in place of the cream of chicken soup to make it vegetarian? Or will these yummy potatoes turn out ok without the soup and no substitution?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 9:45 am

      Hi Nusra! You could easily substitute any other cream of vegetable soup. Mushroom or celery would both work. They would add just a touch of different flavor but I think both would be delicious. I know a lot people do not like canned soups and in that case you could leave it out (I have done this before) but the casserole is not as creamy. Still good though 🙂

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Crushed potato chips on potatoes? Girrrrrrrl, I love you.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 9:46 am

      Haha thanks! Anything to make the holidays a little more indulgent 🙂

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    Happy Valley Chow — November 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Yummy! I love cheesy potatoes! One of my favorite sides for the holidays 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 26th, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

      Thank you! It’s totally my favorite too 🙂

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — November 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was sold as soon as I saw ‘cheesy potatoes’ – then I saw the pictures and I just about passed out 😉 Love that they’re topped with EVEN MORE potato too haha, perfect!!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      Thank you! They are so delicious and that potato topping makes it even better 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    pass the potatoes and no one gets hurt 😉

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 26th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

      Will do! 🙂

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    Patti @ Easton Place — November 25, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I. LOVE. Cheese potatoes. AND I love Kettle Chips! Holy-Cheesy-Goodness this looks amazing! I’ve not had cheese potatoes in so long… This recipe is pretty much blowing my mind. Must make!!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 26th, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

      Mid-west girls unite 🙂

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    Mickey Schmale — November 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    That is NOT a 9×13 pan in your pic.
    This is one of my pet peeves. The pic does not agree with the instructions.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

      Hi Mickey! I’m sorry my picture seemed to annoy you but I simply cut the recipe in half and baked it in a smaller pan. I did this because I made it a few weeks ago and a full portion would have been too much to finished on my own.

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    Tracey — November 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Cheesy potato casserole with a crunchy topping? Is this real life? This is pure awesomeness 🙂

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 26th, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

      It’s a delicious life 🙂

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    Joanne — November 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    There is no such thing as too much cheese. That is like…my life motto. This is beautiful.

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    Candace @ Cabot — November 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

    I love the chip topping on this classic dish. Can’t wait to share it! PS Gorgeous images, as always!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — November 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

    What’s not to love about these??

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — November 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Yum! This is comfort food to the max!

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    Monet — November 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Wow! Could these look or sound any better? Cheese and potatoes and a crunch! Thank you for sharing. I’m sending this to my mom (in hopes that she’ll make a last minute addition to her Thanksgiving menu)

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    gloria — November 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

    this is awesome…so delicious..yumm

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    Laura @ The Salty Kitchen — November 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

    O.M.G. How rude would it be for me to make these and bring them to dinner, even though I know my mother-in-law is making regular old mashed potatoes? I’m so thrilled I found you via Pinterest – love your site!

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    grace — November 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    my mom makes potatoes like these, but she doesn’t add the chips–nice touch!

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