Cauliflower Parmesan (Gluten Free)

This baked Cauliflower Parmesan is my new favorite meatless recipe. Breaded cauliflower steaks made into a classic Italian dish that even the meat lover will enjoy! It’s gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, hearty, and so delicious!

Roasted cauliflower parmesan plated with a bite taken

Cauliflower Parmesan

Just like my chicken parmesan, we are breading these cauliflower steaks and baking them to perfection with our homemade gluten-free breadcrumb recipe. They are tender, meaty, and seriously SO delicious. I wanted to call this Cauliflower Chicken Parmesan, but there’s no chicken involved here. Cauliflower Parmesan it is!

Gluten-Free Breaded Cauliflower Steaks

Topping with sauce and mozzarella cheese and back into the oven they go!

Breaded Cauliflower Steaks with sauce and cheese

Want other unique cauliflower recipes? Try these:

Baked Cauliflower Parmesan with a bite

Breaded roasted cauliflower, sauce, and cheese for the ultimate chicken parmesan fake-out!


Cauliflower Parmesan (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 small cauliflower heads *see notes
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

For the Breading:

For the Toppings:

  • 1 cup marinara sauce of choice
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to  400ºF.
  2. Remove outer leaves of cauliflower. Resting cauliflower on stem, cut off rounded edge and slice two 1½”-thick “steaks”, reserving remaining cauliflower florets for other use. Repeat with remaining cauliflower to create 4 “steaks” total.
  3. In a shallow bowl or plate, whisk together the eggs and water
  4. In another shallow bowl or plate, whisk together almond flour and seasoning and salt.
  5. Dredge cauliflower in egg mixture, then into breading mixture.
  6. Place on greased baking sheet and drizzle oil over cauliflower “steaks” and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Take out baking sheet and carefully flip cauliflower “steaks”, drizzling olive oil on the other size and bake for another 12 minutes.
  8. Take out baking sheet and turn on broiler.
  9. Top cauliflower with marinara sauce and cheese and return to oven to broil for 3-5 minutes, watching closely so that it does not burn.
  10. Serve hot with pasta of choice (gluten free pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash).


You will have leftover cauliflower florets when creating the “steaks”. Save for these recipes:


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 6.9g
  • Sodium: 816mg
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.5g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 8.4g
  • Cholesterol: 88mg

March 12, 2018

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  1. I am not seeing any breadcrumbs in this recipe, you mention gf breadcrumbs and the picture looks like breadcrumbs, am I missing something?

    1. Hi Jane. If you look at the recipe you’ll see “breading”. Our gf “breadcrumbs” is almond flour!

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