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....

YUUUUUMM!!!

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.

MICROWAVE CAULIFLOWER & CHEESE

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!! 

Linked to Gooseberry Patch Roundup - Cheese