If you enjoy cauliflower pizza crust, but don’t really like the labor that goes into it, this substitute is for you. Cauliflower “steaks” are roasted to tender perfection, then topped with your favourite pizza toppings for a low-carb and appropriately mixed meal.
How to Cut a Cauliflower Steak
I assumed it would be straightforward to cut a entire head of cauliflower in to a number of thick “steaks,” but I was stunned to discover that the cauliflower kept falling apart into florets, instead. Thanks to a tip from a number of of my Instagram close friends, I identified that the ideal way to cut cauliflower steaks is to preserve the green component on the cauliflower head although you cut them.
This way the cauliflower stays with each other much better, and you can simply slice off the extra stem and leaves later on.
How Many Steaks Can You Get from a Head of Cauliflower?
The 1st time I attempted producing cauliflower steaks, I was disappointed to find that I could only get two steaks from the total head of cauliflower. I was expecting a great deal a lot more!
Now that I’ve experimented with many much more heads of cauliflower, I’ve found that if you choose a more substantial head of cauliflower at the retailer (the bigger, the greater, in this situation) you can get 3 to 4 steaks from one particular head of cauliflower. Usually, I get three good slices, and then at times I get a far more pathetic-hunting fourth one particular.
You have lots of leftover cauliflower florets from the head of cauliflower that you just sliced, so you could roast these florets in the oven at the same time as your “steaks,” or simply conserve them for long term use in the fridge.
How to Roast Cauliflower Steaks
Cauliflower steaks take longer to cook than florets, but the approach is nevertheless the same. I like to lay mine flat on a pan, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and salt, then roast at 400F until finally they are fork tender.
If you’d like to roast your cauliflower steaks with no oil, you could line your baking sheet with parchment paper and then location the steaks on that to stop sticking. You’ll just have to watch the edges to make certain they don’t burn up. You could even add the pizza sauce on leading of the cauliflower early to assist avert burning, too.
How to Make Cauliflower Steak Pizzas
Once you’ve roasted your cauliflower steaks, you just best them with your favourite pizza toppings to make veggie-packed pizzas. I like to use pizza or marinara sauce, shredded cheese, and finely chopped toppings, like pepperoni, olives, or bell peppers.
Since the cauliflower is tender, this isn’t the variety of pizza you’ll want to lift with your hands, but I don’t think you’ll mind when you consider your 1st bite. The cauliflower must be tender enough that you can minimize it with just the side of your fork, making for a melt-in-your-mouth pizza encounter! I hope you’ll enjoy it.