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Roasted Cauliflower Steaks and Florets

Remember that post from yesterday with the 15 ways to yum up cauliflower? Well, after researching all those recipes I just had to try something. The steaks definitely stood out to me, not just because they are huge slices of cauliflower either. My kids are into everything big: biggest pancake, biggest strawberry, biggest cucumber, you get the idea. Even though my kids will devour roasted cauliflower, I knew this would be an instant hit with “Wow, big” from my 2-year-old.  And with all the leftover florets, we decided to add a little something for extra-special pizzazz. Keep reading for this kid-pleasing cauliflower recipe…

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  • Washing The Cauliflower 1 of 15
    Washing The Cauliflower
    There's my little guy working away and getting the cauliflower clean.
  • Removing The Leaves 2 of 15
    Removing The Leaves
    I started to remove the leaves and my truck tattoo'd boy wanted to take over.
  • Sliced Cauliflower Steaks 3 of 15
    Sliced Cauliflower Steaks
    I was hoping to use the kids knife for some practice slicing, but it wasn't working so I let him chop at the florets.
  • Cauliflower Steak 4 of 15
    Cauliflower Steak
    Look What we are making!
  • Giving The Raw Cauliflower Steak A Try 5 of 15
    Giving The Raw Cauliflower Steak A Try
    I love that my kids want to try whatever we are cooking.
  • Brushing On The Oil 6 of 15
    Brushing On The Oil
    The stove was not on yet, so he was able to do this without any help.
  • Salting The Steaks 7 of 15
    Salting The Steaks
    He's a pro at the salt grinder
  • Flipping the Steaks 8 of 15
    Flipping the Steaks
    Notice I use a flat griddle, this is to prevent arms from burning on the raised edge of the pan. He loves to flip food, pancakes being the favorite, but these were a big hit.
  • Olive Oil Drizzle 9 of 15
    Olive Oil Drizzle
    He needed a bit of help holding that heavy bottle.
  • Tossing 10 of 15
    Tossing
    This kid loves his tongs! He stirred and tossed and fully coated those florets
  • Placing On The Baking Sheet 11 of 15
    Placing On The Baking Sheet
    Nothing like dumping out a bowl full of food onto a pan.
  • Breadcrumb And Parmesan 12 of 15
    Breadcrumb And Parmesan
    Look at that shake. He really got into this.
  • Roasted Florets 13 of 15
    Roasted Florets
    Or cauliflower crack since I could not stop eating them.
  • Cauliflower Steak Ready To Eat 14 of 15
    Cauliflower Steak Ready To Eat
    It's like a giant tree slice on a plate
  • Trying Out The Steak 15 of 15
    Trying Out The Steak
    Success! Kids devoured. The end.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks and Florets Recipe

1 large head of cauliflower

Olive oil

2 tablespoons Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

sea salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash the cauliflower and remove leaves. Slice the cauliflower into 1/2 inch thick slices. The ends will begin to fall apart and that’s ok because we will use those too. Take the steaks and place them onto a griddle, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 4 minutes. While the steaks are cooking place the florets into bowl and drizzle with olive oil, toss to coat. Place on a rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Combine the breadcrumbs and parmesan and sprinkle over the florets, tossing and sprinkling again — you will not use all the crumb mixture, just enough to give it some crunch and flavor. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until browned. Back to the steaks, flip and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove from griddle and place on a rimmed baking sheet and put in the oven with the florets (steak on the top third of the oven, florets on the bottom third. Cook until softened or the florets are finished. Serves 4 to 6, although I ate a TON so maybe it will feed more.

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