The Ultimate Recipe for Cauliflower Steak


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The Ultimate Recipe for Cauliflower Steak

December 6, 2017
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The Ultimate Recipe for Cauliflower Steak

Brace your tastebuds for a vegetarian “steak” that you can really sink your teeth into! Our recipe for Cauliflower Steak is easy to make, perfectly tender, and full of flavor thanks to a slathering of Blue Cheese Butter.

What does this recipe for Cauliflower Steak taste like?

Cauliflower itself has a relatively mild and neutral flavor, which is why it works so well in so many different recipes! It literally takes on the flavor of any spice or cooking method you throw at it, which means you should look at cauliflower as a blank slate ready to do your taste buds bidding!

In this particular recipe for Cauliflower Steak, the cauliflower takes on a smoky, caramelized flavor from the nice sear it receives in the cast iron pan before going into the oven. Then it roasts to tender perfection, locking in all of the juices and becoming the perfect canvas for our tangy Blue Cheese Butter!

Two servings of oure recipe for cauliflower steaks.

How to cut and clean cauliflower for this recipe for cauliflower steak

Have you ever Googled the question, how do you prepare and cut cauliflower? It’s super easy and not much to it honestly. First, it’s important to decipher what type of dish you are going to make. Making cauliflower rice has a very different list of prep steps than learning how to prepare and cut cauliflower for cauliflower steaks.

A cauliflower plant in the garden

How do you prepare and cut cauliflower?

To preserve cauliflower, do not wash it until you’re going to use it.

When ready to make cauliflower steaks, separate the cauliflower from its stem.

Wash off any caked-on dirt by rubbing the dirt with your hands while the cauliflower is under cool running water.

This shows how to cut cauliflower steaks for our recipe for cauliflower steaks.

This is how to cut cauliflower into steaks

Remove the lower green leaves and cut the stalk off as close to the crown as possible.

Trim off a little of two sides, creating a flat surface.

This is a thick slice of cauliflower, perfect for making cauliflower steak.

Slice and season them well.

Use a large, sharp knife cut the head of cauliflower into four thick cauliflower steaks then season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.

What goes well with cauliflower steaks? Blue Cheese Butter, that’s what!

Now that you have your main dish situated you may be wondering what to serve with cauliflower steaks? Make no mistake, it is this Blue Cheese Butter!

Ingredients needed to make blue cheese butter. Butter, blue cheese, and chives. This is the perfect topping for our recipe for cauliflower steaks

Ingredients for Blue Cheese Butter

One cup of butter, 3-4 ounces of blue cheese, and a few tablespoons of chopped chives is all you need to make the most luxurious topping for this recipe for cauliflower steaks!

A bowl of ingredients for blue cheese butter.

Mix the Blue Cheese Butter ingredients together

Place all of the ingredients together into a bowl and mix well to combine.

Blue cheese butter being shaped into a log on parchment paper.

Shape the Blue Cheese Butter

Put all of the prepared butter onto a piece of parchment and roll it to shape into a cylinder shape.  Roll and shape until the desired thickness.

A log of blue cheese butter wrapped inside parchment and twisted at the ends. This is perfect to slice and  top our recipe for Cauliflower steaks.

Wrap it all up!

Roll and seal in the parchment paper and place in the fridge until ready to use.

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Two plates with cauliflower steaks topped in blue cheese butter.

Recipe for Cauliflower Steak with Blue Cheese Butter

Susan the CA Grown Mom
This recipe for Cauliflower Steak is easy to make, perfectly tender, and full of flavor thanks to a slathering of Blue Cheese Butter.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 hours
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 663 kcal


Cauliflower Steak

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped


  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 ounces blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205C)

To make the blue cheese butter

  • Combine all the butter ingredients and mix well. Roll into a cylinder with parchment paper, roll and seal and place in fridge while you prepare the rest of the meal.

To make the cauliflower steak

  • Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Place the cauliflower steaks in the hot oil and allow to brown on both sides for a few minutes on each side.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove from oven top with a pat of the blue cheese butter and top with additional chopped chives.



Remaining blue cheese butter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Calories: 663kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 9gFat: 68gSaturated Fat: 37gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 734mgPotassium: 521mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1700IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 196mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blue cheese, Butter, Cauliflower, cauliflower steak, cheese, chives
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Frequently asked questions about cauliflower

Where in the United States is cauliflower grown?

Almost all of the cauliflower grown in the United States comes from the Salinas Valley in California because of its ten-month growing season, moderate climate, and rich soil.





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