PP Cauliflower Steaks with Sweet Pepper Sauce

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Chef:  Laura Theodore; The Jazzy Vegetarian
Makes:  4-6 servings
Prep Time:  25 minutes
Cooking Time:  25-35 minutes
Total Time:  50-60 minutes


  • 2 small heads of cauliflower
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow or sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 t Italian seasoning
  • 1 t reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1/4 c water, divided, plus more as needed
  • 2 c cremini or white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet red peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 c jarred, oil-free marinara sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Trim one to two inches off two opposite sides of the cauliflower heads and set aside for use another time.
  3. Steam the trimmed cauliflower heads for 12 to 18 minutes or until they are just crisp-tender. 
  4. Cool for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, put the onions, Italian seasoning, tamari, and 2 tablespoons water in a large skillet. 
  6. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, adding more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to prevent sticking. 
  7. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes more. 
  8. Add the peppers and 2 tablespoons water, and continue to cook for 5 minutes. 
  9. Decrease the heat to medium-low and stir in 1 cup of the marinara. 
  10. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  11. Spread 1 cup marinara sauce evenly in the bottom of a rimmed casserole that is large enough to accommodate the cauliflower steaks. 
  12. Cut each cauliflower head down the center into two or three 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick slices, as if slicing a loaf of bread. 
  13. Set the cauliflower slices in the prepared casserole. 
  14. Top each cauliflower slice with one-quarter of the onion and pepper sauce. 
  15. Cover and bake 25 to 35 minutes or until the cauliflower steaks are tender.
  16. Uncover the casserole for the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve with extra sauce on the side.

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