cauliflower steak with mushroom marsala sauce
Cauliflower Steak with Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Abra Pappa
Cauliflower Steak
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
Mushroom Marsala Sauce
  • 8 ounces of cremini mushrooms, sliced (also called baby bella's)
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup of veggie stock or chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted organic butter
Cauliflower Steak
  1. Trim all leaves from cauliflower, but leave core intact. Wash well. Place on cutting board core side down. Slice 1/2 inch thick “steaks” from cauliflower. You should end up with 3-4 steaks depending on the size of cauliflower. Small florets will fall off, that’s ok. I like to reserve them either for a later use or to make a cauliflower mash.
  2. Season steaks on both sides with garlic powder and a generous sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sear cauliflower in olive oil for 2 minutes on each side. You may need to do this in batches, don’t overcrowd the pan.
  4. Transfer steaks to a large rimmed baking sheet and continue cooking in a 400 oven for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
Mushroom Marsala Sauce
  1. Saute onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent (about 2 minutes)
  2. Add sliced mushrooms and sprigs of thyme, cook mushrooms until they are slightly browned on both sides.
  3. Add marsala wine to deglaze the pan, cook until bubbly about 1 minute. Add stock and cook until liquid reduces by half.
  4. Reduce heat, add butter to pan, stir to incorporate. Turn off heat, remove thyme sprigs and serve spooned over cauliflower steaks.
Recipe Notes

I always add a healthy serving of sautéed greens to this meal.


*Note* This will make around 4 servings depending on the size of your cauliflower. Each 1/2″ steak is one serving, with 1/4 cup mushroom marsala sauce and load the plate with greens!


*Note* as soon as cauliflower goes in the oven I begin the sauce in the same pan I seared the cauliflower in.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Steak with Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 390mg11%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.