These Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cheese Sauce are the ultimate in low carb comfort food side dishes. Perfectly seasoned cauliflower, roasted until it is tender with crispy edges, then topped with a rich and creamy cheese sauce, bacon, and green onions.
Ingredients in Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cheese Sauce
Step by Step Instructions
How to make Oven Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Cheese Sauce
STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Cut the cauliflower into 6 equal slices or “steaks,” slicing from the top down through to the core. Place the cauliflower steaks in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, drizzle with the olive oil, and then sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
STEP 2: Roast the cauliflower steaks for 15 minutes, then flip and roast for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until fork-tender and browned on the edges.
STEP 3: While the cauliflower is roasting, make the sauce: Place the heavy cream, cheddar cheese, garlic, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat.
STEP 4: Stir continuously until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are well incorporated, then reduce the heat to low and stir occasionally while the cauliflower finishes roasting.
STEP 5: Top the cauliflower steaks with the cheese sauce, bacon, and green onions before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower florets in this recipe, but they may not get as crispy when roasting.
To make this recipe dairy free, you can use almond milk or coconut milk in place of the heavy cream, and then use any of your favorite vegan cheeses in place of the cheddar and parmesan. Some of my favorite plant based cheese brands are Miyokos and Daiya. You can even buy a pre-made dairy free cheese sauce. I like this one a lot.
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