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Cheesy Cauliflower Steaks with Homemade Pesto

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The key to this simple Cheesy Cauliflower Steaks is to roast the cauliflower to crispy, creamy perfection, then top it with mozzarella and homemade pesto and place it back in the oven so the cheese can melt and bubble to perfection. Enjoy this as a side dish or a light main dish.
Cheesy Cauliflower Steaks with Homemade Pesto Recipe | SideChef
The key to this simple Cheesy Cauliflower Steaks is to roast the cauliflower to crispy, creamy perfection, then top it with mozzarella and homemade pesto and place it back in the oven so the cheese can melt and bubble to perfection. Enjoy this as a side dish or a light main dish.
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25min
Total Time
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Ingredients

Servings
2
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Cauliflower Steaks

1/2 head
1/2 cup
as needed
to taste

Homemade Pesto

1/2 cup
1/4 cup
to taste
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
442
FAT
35.3 g
PROTEIN
21.7 g
CARBS
13.3 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Brush a baking sheet with olive oil or line with parchment paper.
Step 2
To prep the Cauliflower steaks, remove and discard the leaves and cut the Cauliflower (1/2 head) into 1-inch thick slices. (You can also roast the extra crumbles that fall off the steaks)
Step 3
Place the cauliflower steaks on the baking sheet and brush them with Olive Oil (as needed) . You want the surface just lightly coated. Season with Sea Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 4
Roast the cauliflower steaks for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are browned and the edges are crispy. Check the Cauliflower halfway through and rotate your pan to ensure that all of the steaks are cooked evenly.
Step 5
Meanwhile, put the Parmesan Cheese (1/2 cup) , Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) , Sea Salt (to taste) , and Almonds (1/4 cup) in a food processor or blender, and season with Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and Fresh Basil Leaves (2 cups) . Blend until you have a thick, finely chopped pasted.
Step 6
Spread a generous amount of pesto on top of each cauliflower steak, and top with Mozzarella Cheese (1/2 cup) .
Step 7
Return to the oven and bake until the cheese melts and begins to bubble, 2-3 minutes. If you want crispy cheese, turn on the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
Step 8
Serve the cauliflower steaks immediately with sides or main dish of choice.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
442
% Daily Value*
Fat
35.3 g
45%
Saturated Fat
10.1 g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
37.6 mg
13%
Carbohydrates
13.3 g
5%
Fiber
5.6 g
20%
Sugars
3.7 g
--
Protein
21.7 g
43%
Sodium
446.8 mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.2 µg
1%
Calcium
527.2 mg
41%
Iron
2.3 mg
13%
Potassium
678.1 mg
14%
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