Cauliflower Parmigiana

Cauliflower Parmigiana Recipe

By Veegs

🔪Prep Time: 30 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 20 minutes


2 large heads cauliflower (3 to 4 pounds), leaves trimmed


½ cup unsweetened nondairy milk (soy-free if necessary)

3 tablespoons plain coconut yogurt (or soy yogurt; preferably unsweetened)

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

1 cup vegan panko bread crumbs (gluten-free if necessary)

½ cup oat flour (certified gluten-free if necessary)

¼ cup nutritional yeast

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and black pepper to taste

Olive oil spray

3 cups Sun-Dried Tomato Marinara Sauce (or store-bought vegan marinara sauce of your choice), warmed

Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce

½ cup chopped fresh basil


1Preheat the oven to 450°F . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2On a cutting board, hold one cauliflower upright and cut two 1½-inch-thick slices from the center of the head (without removing the core/base of the cauliflower).

3Repeat with the second head, so that you have four large slices.

4You can save the remaining cauliflower to use in other recipes, such as the Cream of Mushroom Soup.

5In a wide, shallow bowl, combine the milk, yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

6In a second wide, shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, oat flour, nutritional yeast, dried basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

7One at a time, place a cauliflower steak in the milk mixture, flipping it to fully coat (use a spoon to drizzle the liquid over the steak to coat it fully, if necessary).

8Transfer the steak to the bread crumbs, gently flipping until coated.

9Pat the bread crumbs onto the steak as needed. Place the steak on the prepared baking sheet.

10Once you’ve prepared each steak, you can coat the remaining cauliflower slices, if serving.

11Spray the tops of the steaks liberally with olive oil.

12Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, gently flip each steak, and spray with olive oil again.

13Return to the oven and bake for 20 minutes more, or until golden and crispy.

14To serve, scoop some marinara sauce onto each plate. Place a steak on top (along with a couple of other smaller pieces, if serving them).

15Drizzle with cheese sauce and sprinkle with fresh basil.

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