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4.8 from 5 votes

Baked Cauliflower Parmesan

This cauliflower parmesan is a vegan take on the classic chicken parm.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time41 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegan
Keyword: cauliflower parmesan
Servings: 4



  • Mix together the ground flax seed and water. Let it set in the fridge for about 10 minutes. It will form a jelly or egg-like consistency.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a 9x13 baking dish with 1/2 tbsp of oil. Oil-free method: line the baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Remove the leaves from the head of cauliflower.
  • Slice the cauliflower into 1-inch steaks. The edges will probably fall apart, but you should be able to get 4 intact cauliflower steaks from a large head. Cut the stalks off each steak.
  • Mix together the panko, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a wide, shallow dish.
  • Pour the flax seed mixture (or "flax egg") into another wide, shallow dish.
  • Dip a cauliflower steak into the flax egg, and then press into the panko. Make sure to get the outer edges and both sides.
  • Place the cauliflower into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the cover and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown and fork tender.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and add a tablespoon or two of marinara on top of each cauliflower slice. Then add some shredded vegan mozzarella on top of each.
  • Return to the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  • Top with vegan parmesan and garnish with basil.
  • Serve on top of a bed of spaghetti and marinara sauce.