Recipe Box, Cauliflower “Steaks” with Beer Cheese Sauce

I satisfied my recent beer and cheese craving with this recipe for cauliflower inspired by Joy the Baker

cauliflower with beer cheese sauce

This recipe is so easy to prepare you won’t need a special occasion


I cut the cauliflower into thick slices, or “steaks”


Some small pieces will crumble off, but just toss them on the pan too


Make sure you spray your foil lined pan with cooking oil spray before adding the cauliflower


Drizzle the cauliflower liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, salt and pepper

roasted cauliflower steaks

Roast at 425 for 20 minutes, turn cauliflower over and continue to bake for another 20 minutes or until cauliflower is soft and starting to char on the edges


About 15 minutes before cauliflower is done, make the cheese sauce


Stir flour into melted butter to form the roux, then add the milk, beer and mustard.  Cook and stir until thickened


Add cheese and stir until smooth


The specks are from the grainy mustard which gives this sauce a great flavor and tang

roasted cauliflower with cheese

Serve in individual shallow bowls to keep the sauce contained

Cauliflower Steaks with Beer Cheese Sauce

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • olive oil
  • smoked paprika
  • salt & pepper

Beer Cheese Sauce

  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese


Beer Cheese Sauce

  • Heat butter in a small sauce pan over medium high heat.  Add flour.  Cook and stir 1-2 minutes to form a roux.
  • Slowly stream in the milk and mix until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Add beer and Worcestershire, cook and stir until thickened, about 5 more minutes.
  • Add mustard and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted and smooth.  Makes about 1 1/2 cups sauce.  Serve over vegetables or as a dipping sauce.


  • Remove leaves and stem end from cauliflower leaving it whole.
  • Slice into 1 1/2 inch wide “steaks”
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking oil spray.
  • Lay steaks on foil and drizzle liberally with olive oil.  Sprinkle with paprika and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast at 425 for 20 minutes.  Turn steaks over and continue to roast for another 20 minutes or until soft and starting to char.
  • Serve cauliflower in individual shallow bowls with Beer Cheese Sauce
Keyword baked cauliflower, beer cheese sauce, cauliflower steaks, roasted cauliflower

I had some cheese sauce leftover and served it with Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos later in the week,

Olé!   💃

baked taquitos

This sauce would be a great dipping sauce for pretzels too, when you’re craving something cheesy~

or try this Cheese Fondue Dip

cheese fondue dip with chives

While you’re in the cauliflower mood, this Roasted Cauliflower Gratin tastes like potatoes

roasted cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower Fritters are a tasty treat too~

cheesy cauliflower fritters



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11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Cauliflower “Steaks” with Beer Cheese Sauce”
  1. lulu says:

    I would have a hard time selling this to the hubby but he’d like the cheese sauce on something else. The tacquitos would definitely work.

  2. Mary says:

    Looks and sounds wonderful Jenna! I always like the flavor roasting adds to veggies and the cheesy-beer sauce is no doubt yummy too…pass me the bag of pretzels 🙂

  3. Perfect side for Oktoberfest! Love cauliflower in any way and this sauce looks so decadent!

  4. Jodi says:


  5. Judy Pimperl says:

    Looks like something the hubby and son would like…I’m gonna try it using almond milk so that I can eat it, too. I’ll let you know how it works.
    I’m loving the fish plate at the end!

  6. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipes. Have a great day and weekend!

  7. Love the smoked paprika idea — I roast veggies all week long and never thought to use paprika on the cauliflower. Will try this with the sauce — sounds delish!

  8. Lynn says:

    I’ve been looking at these steaks for a long time Jenna, nice to see someone try them and know they are good! Love the mustard in the sauce too:@)

  9. CraftyHope says:

    Oh, these look like heaven! I’m totally going to have to try this for sure!

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