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Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Sheet pan dinners are an essential part of a weeknight dinner rotation. While they may take longer time-wise, the prep is fast and the oven does the rest. There are also endless possibilities. This Spiced Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner is no exception.

Sweet Potatoes, spiced chickpeas and 2 cauliflower steaks on a sheety pan
Sheet Pan Dinners are the ultimate weeknight meal recipes.

How to Cut and Use Cauliflower Steaks

Cauliflower Steaks are one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower. They are incredibly versatile. Cauliflower steaks can be sautéd, grilled, or roasted. They are essentially a blank canvas for any flavor you like. Today I used a moroccan spice blend called Ras el Hanout.

The combination of sweet potato with spiced cauliflower and chickpeas atop smoky harissa hummus is a match made in heaven.

To cut the cauliflower steaks, trim the leaves and stem from the cauliflower head. Cut straight down the center of the cauliflower through the stem. Then, cut a parallel cut to create an approximately 1″ thick “steak”.

About Ras El Hanout

If you have been around for a while, then you know I love Ras el Hanout. The combination of warm spices is out of this world. And its incredibly flavorful, which is important because cauliflower needs a lot of flavor.

Portrait of a plate of cauliflower and sweet potato sheet pan dinner on a marble board
This meal requires very little effort, but looks so fancy!

Ras el Hanout is made of spices that most home cooks keep around, so I will leave a blend that I like to use in the recipe notes. But, you can use a store bought blend if you like.

Simple Two Ingredient Sauce

The sauce for this recipe is also so easy. Its simple a mixture of hummus and harissa, which when combined create a slightly spicy and smoky creamy sauce. The perfect compliment for a roasted sheet pan dinner. This is the brand of Harissa I have been using lately. This meal would also be amazing with tahini sauce if you prefer. I mean, tahini sauce is basically amazing on everything.

Harissa and hummus sauce in a white cup with a gold spoon
This sauce is a simple combo of 2 store-bought ingredients. Its key!

This Spiced Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner has layers of flavor but required minimal effort. I have been absolutely loving it lately. This recipe is sure to break into you weeknight dinner rotation!

Spiced Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Dinner

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Moroccan
Servings 2 Servings


  • 2 1" Cauliflower Steaks
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Ras El Hanout See recipe notes for Ras el Hanout blend
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes, quartered long ways see pictures for reference
  • 1 Can Chickpeas, Drained and Rinsed
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

For the Harissa Hummus

  • 2 Tbsp Harissa I used Mina Harissa
  • 1/4 Cup Hummus


  • Preheat oven to 425* F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • First prepare the sweet potatoes. Place the potato spears on the sheet tray. Drizzle the potatoes with 1 Tbsp of olive oil, then speason with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat. Line the potato spears along one end of the tray, evenly spacing them.
  • Into a medium bowl, combine ras el hanout, the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil and lemon juice. Mix to combine.
  • Brush the ras el hanout mixture onto the cauliflower steaks, leaving about 1 tablespoon of the mixture in the bottom of the bowl to season the chickpeas. Season the cauliflower steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Place the sheet pan into the 425* oven for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the drained and rinsed chickpeas into the bowl with the remaining Ras El Hanout mixture and toss to coat.
  • After 30 minutes have elapsed, remove the sheet pan rem the oven. Flip the cauliflower steaks and sweet potatoes and add the chickpeas onto the sheet pan.
  • Return the pan to the oven for 15 minutes longer.
  • Mix the harissa and hummus together to create the sauce. Spread a big dollop of sauce onto the bottom of each plate.
  • Remove the sheet pan from the oven after the 15 minutes have elapsed and plate everything up! Enjoy!


To make your own Ras el Hanout blend, combine: 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp ground allspice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, + 1/4 tsp turmeric.
Keyword Cauliflower Steaks, Sheet Pan Meals

Let me know how you like this recipe and if there is anything you’d like to see me make next!

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