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Easy and Healthy Cauliflower Parmesan Recipe

Original recipe: Laura Rege, Delish

Move over Chicken Parm! Cauliflower Parmesan is a healthy and satisfying replacement which won’t cost you a ton of calories. See why this easy recipe is a favorite at our house!

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 large head cauliflower, stem trimmed and cut vertically into 1″ planks
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. marinara sauce
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c. basil leaves, torn if large
  • Crushed red pepper flakes 


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and brush both sides with oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast, flipping once, until cauliflower is tender and golden, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and top each cauliflower steak with marinara sauce. Sprinkle with half of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Switch oven to broil and return to oven until cheese is bubbly and golden in places, about 3 minutes. Serve with remaining Parmesan, basil leaves, and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition facts:

Calories: 211kcal

Carbs: 14g

Protein: 14g

Fat: 11g

Fiber: 4g

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