Cauliflower Steaks with Smoked Paprika Butter (Keto)
A delicious and interesting side dish using cauliflower. Featuring smoked paprika butter and cheese melted over to finish. All this at only 4.2g carbs per serving.
  • CourseSide dishes
  • CuisineGeneral
Servings Prep Time
2as a side dish 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2as a side dish 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1large cauliflower head(you won’t use it all)
  • 2TB olive oil
  • salt
  • 25g unsalted grass-fed buttersoftened (room temp)
  • 1/2tsp smoked paprika
  • 20g strong Gouda cheesefinely grated
  • finely chopped parsleyto garnish (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 355°F.
  2. Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower and use a sharp knife to remove and discard some of ‘base’ on the underside. Holding the cauliflower upside down, slice two ‘steaks’ (approx. 2cm thick) from the very centre of the head of cauliflower. You should be left with two pieces, completely intact, as pictured.
  3. My two pieces were approx. 135g / 4.8oz each. You should yield about the same, and this was how the macros were calculated. You need not discard all the remaining, unused cauliflower. Wrap and store in the fridge, then use the search facility on this site for recipe inspiration to use it up (simply type in CAULIFLOWER).
  4. Place the two cauliflower steaks onto a tray lined with baking parchment paper. Brush them with the olive oil, ensuring all sides and crevices are brushed with oil.
  5. Season them with salt and place in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, without opening the oven door (unless you like to rotate the tray like I do), reduce the oven to 140°C / 300°F and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes. The cauliflower should be cooked through, but still hold their shape.
  6. In the meantime, make the flavoured butter by simply adding the smoked paprika to the softened butter. Mix well. Once the cauliflower is cooked, simply spoon or brush the butter over the steaks.
  7. Scatter over the grated cheese and chopped parsley and serve immediately.
  8. The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on…
Recipe Notes

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