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This vegetarian gluten free cauliflower parmesan makes not only a great side dish but can also be a full meal! Unlike anything you’ve tried before!

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

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Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Ok, this is one of those crazy recipes that you just have to try! I mean, who would have thought of Cauliflower Parmesan?

I am not a vegetarian, but I’m also not a daily meat eater. What feels good for me is a good mix of both. What is good about this recipe is that it can be a full meal or a side dish!

Cauliflower is like the universal substitute ingredient, right? We make everything with cauliflower it seems sometimes.

But isn’t it nice to make a recipe where the main ingredient is SUPPOSED to be cauliflower? YES!

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

How to Make Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Rinse the cauliflower in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. 

Place the cauliflower on a cutting board and slice in 1/4 inch slices, across the head. You want thick slices, about the thickness of chicken cutlets.

Place the cauliflower on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.

Add butter and olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. 

After the butter melts, add the onion. Saute for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. 

Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 additional minute. 

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Turn the heat to low and add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, coarse ground garlic salt, salt, pepper, and brown sweetener. Stir until well combined.

Turn heat to medium-high and heat until bubbly.  Spoon sauce over cauliflower slices on the baking sheet. You want the cauliflower totally covered.

Top the slices with a generous amount of shredded Parmesan cheese. 

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Bake for 30 – 45 minutes, making sure the Cauliflower slices are golden brown on the bottom and the sauce and cheese are thick and browned well. 

Remove from the oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes. 

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Is this Cauliflower Parmesan a Side Dish or a Meal?

Well, it can be either! It depends on what you feel like on a given day!

If you want a lighter meal without meat, then have a larger portion and make this a meal! If you want to enjoy a nice steak with this as a side dish, then have at it!

This truly is a versatile dish that can be made into almost anything!

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Is Cauliflower Parmesan Keto Friendly?

Not as is. I mean, it IS if it fits your macros as there are no bad ingredients. The higher amount of tomato sauce is what raises the carbs.

If you want to make this keto friendly, you could mix tomato paste with water (the proportions can be whatever you see fit) and replace the tomato sauce.

Lastly, you can decrease your portion and still enjoy this recipe as is!

This is low carb, however!

Other Gluten Free Side Dishes From The Gluten Free Option

Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Salad with Bacon

4 Bean Salad

Gluten Free Quonia Salad with Feta

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

Gluten Free Cauliflower Parmesan

This vegetarian gluten free cauliflower parmesan makes not only a great side dish but can also be a full meal! Unlike anything you've tried before!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, sliced into steaks
  • 1 (28 ounce) can of tomato sauce (no added sugar)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon (plus a little extra for the initial sprinkle) coarse ground garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sweetener - I use Lakanto Golden Monkfruit
  • 1 (16 ounce) tub of shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Rinse the cauliflower in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. 
  3. Place the cauliflower on a cutting board and slice in 1/4 inch slices, across
    the head. You want thick slices, about the thickness of chicken cutlets.
  4. Place the cauliflower on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
  5. Add butter and olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. 
  6. After the butter melts, add the onion. Saute for about 5 minutes, until golden brown. 
  7. Add the minced garlic and saute for 1 additional minute. 
  8. Turn the heat to low and add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, coarse ground garlic salt,
    salt, pepper, and brown sweetener Stir until well combined.
  9. Turn heat to medium-high and heat until bubbly. 
  10. Spoon sauce over cauliflower slices on the baking sheet. You want the cauliflower totally covered.
  11. Top the slices with a generous amount of shredded Parmesan cheese. 
  12. Bake for 30 - 45 minutes, making sure the Cauliflower slices are golden brown on the
    bottom and the sauce and cheese are thick and browned well. 
  13. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 2-3 minutes. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 403Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 2376mgCarbohydrates: 21gNet Carbohydrates: 15gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 34g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
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