Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks #Ragu

"Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. This dish is sure to impress your guests and all of your family! Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Steaks paired with Ragú Roasted Garlic Parmesan Sauce and an arugula pesto turns our home-cooking into a restaurant quality meal. Roasting the cauliflower heightens the roasted flavor in the sauce, and makes both the star of the show. With this dish, you get to indulge- guilt-free!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
4 steaks




  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cut the rounded sides off the cauliflower. Cut each center piece in half lengthwise in order to make 2 steaks. Make sure to carefully remove any green, leafy bottoms from the cauliflower steaks.
  • Rinse off the steaks and the florets. Place in boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the buttermilk, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and 1 tsp of salt together. Set aside. Pulse together 2 cups arugula, pine nuts, 1/4 cup parmesan, garlic, basil, remaining salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup olive oil for 30 seconds; set aside.
  • Drain the cauliflower, and place them into a large gallon plastic, resealable bag. Reserve 1/2 cup of boiling water. Pour the buttermilk marinade into the bag, and coat the cauliflower very well. Marinate the steaks for an hour by laying the bag flat. Carefully, flipping the bag over halfway through.
  • Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Mix the remaining parmesan with the breadcrumbs. Set aside for dredging along with the flour and egg wash.
  • Remove the cauliflower steaks from the bag. Drain. Dredge one side of each steak in flour, egg wash, and lastly, parmesan bread crumbs. Place the steaks dredged side up on a baking rack along with the other marinated florets. Place the baking rack in a cookie sheet to catch any drippings.
  • Roast on 450F degrees for 30 minutes, covered. Uncover for the last 15 minutes until fork tender.
  • In an electric blender, blend all the smaller roasted florets, the Ragú pasta sauce, and reserved water until smooth. Heat stovetop on medium-high heat. Assemble each plate with sauce, pesto, a cauliflower steak, and additional arugula.

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