Throwback Thursday, Cauliflower Steaks with Irish Pub Sauce

This is another “nod to the Irish” recipe,

roasted cauliflower with beer cheese sauce~

This is so good, it will have you dancing an Irish jig ☘️

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


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 or use parchment paper


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

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

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I will be participating

in an “all things Irish” Lucky Charms blog hop

There will be crafts, creations and tablescapes

Lots of ideas and inspiration!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Whimsey Home Wednesday Full Plate Thursday

Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

37 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Cauliflower Steaks with Irish Pub Sauce”
  1. Mary says:

    My preferred way to eat my veggies Jenna…with cheese! 🙂 Looking forward to hopping with you tomorrow! ☘️💚

  2. The creamy cheesy sauce sounds really good, Jenna.

  3. I love this, low carb and looks delicious. Yum, can’t wait to make the cheese sauce too………

  4. This sounds fantastic! Would love to try it:@)

  5. Pam says:

    A cheese sauce makes everything better! This looks delicious, Jenna. Looks like rain today, but I am thankful for five straight days of sun. Happy Thursday!

  6. Not your Irish granny’s cauliflower for sure! (thank goodness!!!) This leprechaun says, “Mmmmmm!”

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my! My mouth is watering!, yum! Thank you!

  8. This one might be pushing my edge, but I will say that sauce looks delish!

  9. lghiggins says:

    i’ve never had a cheese sauce with beer. It sounds interesting. I don’t know if it is traditional, but I bet it would go over well in an Irish pub.

  10. Julie says:

    Jenna this looks so good and a dish I would love to try out. The sauce sounds good with the cauliflower. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Kari says:

    yummy Jenna…you have such wonderful recipes. Hugs

  12. I am going to have to try this one! I love the way the cauliflower looks and the sauce is amazing.

  13. This looks so very, very tasty!

  14. Nancy says:

    Oh there is nothing like a wonderful cheese sauce! YUM!

  15. EsmeSalon says:

    Wow, as I love cauliflower, this totally appeals to me. Pinned. Visited from Sundays on Silverado #136. If interested to showcase more of your awesome posts, please visit my blog tomorrow and also share on SSPS.

  16. Natasha Mairs - Serenity You says:

    this sounds really amazing!!! The sauce sounds fab!

  17. Kim says:

    OMG! This looks absolutely delicious! I have pinned and I’ll have to try and figure out how to add a double star or something to the pin. You have the best recipes Jenna and they are easy to make. I think you should write a cookbook or something…

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