Photo by Parker Feierbach
Chicken Parmesan is absolutely incredible, but it can cost you a lot of calories. When you’re trying to be healthy, but you’re really craving good Italian food, make this vegetarian cauli Parm. You won’t be disappointed.
1 large head cauliflower, stem trimmed and cut vertically into 1" planks
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 c. marinara sauce
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan*, divided
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 c. basil leaves, torn if large
Crushed red pepper flakes
*To ensure this is a vegetarian recipe, be sure to use rennet-free Parmesan.
- 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.
- 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 mozzarella and half of Parmesan.
- Switch oven to broil and broil cauliflower until cheese is bubbly and golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Serve with remaining Parmesan, basil leaves, and red pepper flakes.