Friday, May 6, 2011

Easy Microwave Cauliflower and Cheese

Did you see my blog post from yesterday? 

If so, did you wonder "What was that orange stuff?" on the plate with the quesadillas?

I'm here to tell you today....

I don't eat enough vegetables, but...

I'm Crazy for Cauliflower, especially with Cheese.

I don't enjoy cleaning it...raw...cutting off the dark parts...breaking/cutting  it into pieces - and having it fly all over the place!

Nevertheless, I know it's good for me.

But give me a head of cauliflower and most likely this will be the way I want to fix it.

It's so easy and delicious!

Add a little water to the baking dish - cover with plastic wrap (or waxed paper) and zap until tender....then top with a mayo/onion/mustard combo...and cheese....


This is how I cut it into servings...

Just dish it up into servings - one big piece at a time.

I've had this recipe for many years and can't begin to remember where I got it, but do hope you'll give it a try.


1 med. head of cauliflower
2 Tb. water
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 Tb. onions, finely chopped
1 tsp. brown mustard
1/2 - 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Clean and core cauliflower.  Leave whole; place in 1-1/2 qt. microwavable casserole dish with water; cover with plastic wrap (or waxed paper if you avoid using plastic in the M/W). Cook at full power for about 10 - 12 minutes, until tender-crisp. (Be careful when removing plastic wrap so the steam doesn't burn you),
In small bowl, combine mayonniase, onions, and mustard. Spoon mixture over top of cauliflower; sprinkle with cheese; cook full power for 1-1/2 - 2 minutes; uncovered.  Let stand 2 minutes before serving.

{Be sure to check in between cooking times, because of difference in microwaves}

Yield: 4 - 5 servings
What a great way to dress up our friend the cauliflower!! 

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Jane said...

We don't eat enough vegetables in my house either. :( In fact, I'm the only one that likes cauliflower. Maybe I could get my family to eat this with all the delicious cheese mixture on top! Thanks Marsha! Have a great Mother's Day!

Angie said...

I have a head of cauliflower just begging to be fixed this way. Thanks Marsha for the inspiration.

Erin said...

This looks delicious! And so easy! I love cauliflower and cheese sauce.

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Ha, ha...I think if I could add Mayo. and cheese to my veggies I would eat alot more of them too!

Heck I might even turn to becoming a veggiterian.

Betsy said... easy is that?! I love cauliflower and cheese but always make a cheese sauce! This looks so much easier! I'm adding cauliflower to my grocery list!

*The Old Geezer said...

Wow! That's so easy even an old man can do it! :-)

Jessica said...

Mmmmm sounds good!!


Cooking with K said...

Wow...if I had this recipe before Easter it would have been on our Easter menu....can't wait to make this! Yummy for the tummy....blessings, K

Jamie said...

I'm all about a little help from the microwave! This looks like something I may just need to try.

Joy McMillan said...

Ooooh, this looks scrumptious! Way to make cauliflower taste decadent. And, sweet thing...43 years of marriage...what a GLORIOUS accomplishment! Thank you for living out a love for your hubby and a delight in your marriage! <3

cheeseandicecream said...

Very solid. Great idea. Thanks for sharing

Deb said...

Marsha, I'm so glad you reminded me of this recipe! Had it YEARS ago at a Tupperware party when the co. was coming out with their microave line. It's so easy and delicious. Thanks again!