Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce
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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks {with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce}

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks {with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce}.

I can’t recall the last time I was so excited about a recipe.  I mean I’m really, really excited about this one.  Over the past several months we’ve been perfecting Parmesan Herb Roasted Potatoes.  That’s culinary talk for we’ve been eating them every chance we can.  Last night it hit me.  Why not turn this lovely head of cauliflower into Parmesan Herb Roasted Cauliflower Steaks.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Heck we’ve transformed almost every potato recipe we can think of into it’s cauliflower counterpart.  We love cauliflower.  Last year it was Brussels sprouts, this year it’s cauliflower.  We’ve made cauliflower mash, cauliflower ‘potato’ salad, cauliflower rice, cauliflower cheese grits, roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, even cauliflower pizza crust.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

However until tonight, we had never made Cauliflower Steaks.  Oh My Wow.  The combination of the Tuscan Herb Olive Oil (that I’m in love with), Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs turned this modest vegetable into the belle of the ball.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

As the cauliflower steaks were roasting, they began to sing and dance.  Our kitchen became a whirling twirling aroma happy place.  Hints of rosemary and oregano filled the air as the steaks sizzled in Tuscan oil. 

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

It seemed quite fitting to take these in an Italian direction and serve them with herbed ricotta cheese and tomato sauce.  Boy was I was right.  Did I tell you how excited I am about this recipe?!  I brought leftovers into the office today (about 4 bites worth) and got the ‘weak in the knees’ look from my taste tester.  I promised I would share this Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce recipe ASAP.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks {with Herbed Ricotta & Tomato Sauce}

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil I used Tuscan herb
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 handful fresh herbs like rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat shallow baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place cauliflower core side down on a cutting board. Slice into 1-inch thick steaks, the ends will fall apart into florets (reserve those for another dish). You should be able to get 4 1-inch thick steaks.
  • Combine olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Spread mixture over both sides of cauliflower. Place steaks on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes on one side. Turn over and cook another 10 – 15 minutes until nicely browned.
  • Meanwhile, heat tomato sauce in a small pan. Mix ricotta cheese with Mrs. Dash seasoning and reserve.
  • Serve roasted cauliflower steaks with Herbed Ricotta and Tomato Sauce.


Per Serving (2 cauliflower steaks, 1/8 cup ricotta, 1/4 cup tomato sauce) = 6 WW Pts+


    • libby

      Oh great SJ. So glad you loved it. This is going to become a go-to recipe in our house for sure. Thanks for coming by. Libby

    • libby

      Great. Let me know how you prepare it. I’m always looking for inspiration, and I think saying “Mr. Filthy Rotten inspired this post” would be kind of catchy ;)

  • Bethany

    I was that lucky taste tester and I’m here to say that this recipe is amazing!! I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower, but I’ve already committed to making this for my family I loved it so much! The family of flavors was unbelievable!! Thanks for sharing the love Lemony Thyme!!

    • libby

      You know I’m always happy to convert someone over to a new ingredient. Thank you for your willingness to be my discerning taste tester and I’m glad you loved it. Next time I’ll bring more bites. xo Libby

  • MrFilthyRotten

    5 stars
    Mrs. Rotten and I really enjoy cruciferous vegetables. I often say she should have carried a bouquet of broccoli rabe down the aisle lol. I have never heard of making a “steak” out of a veggie and this looks fantastic. We’re sure to try it shortly. Very unique. Love your ideas! XO

    • libby

      Haha! Love it. We could weave some sage blossoms into that bouquet. This was my first ‘steak’ too. The more surface area to get the caramelized love, the better. These were so delicious. Thanks again for the support. xo Libby

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