Cauliflower With Lemon Mayonnaise-Cheddar Crust

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I haven't tried this, but it looks like it has real potential! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Steam the whole head of cauliflower for 15 minutes, until barely done; cool slightly.
  3. Place whole head of cauliflower in baking dish.
  4. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard, pepper, and tarragon.
  5. Spread mayonnaise mixture over cauliflower.
  6. Pat cheese onto mayonnaise-coated head of cauliflower and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool for a few minutes to let the cheese set, then slice into 6 wedges and serve.


Most Helpful

Oh my!!! This was so good! I also used the micro for the first step. I didn't have any tarragon so I substituted parsley. I also used light mayo. It was the best cauliflower ever. My hubby and I ate the whole thing with dinner.

jckamen March 06, 2003

Did this with a small head of cauliflower, it was excellent!! Instead of steaming, I cooked the cauliflower in the microwave, till tendercrisp, then followed your instructions for the oven. I cut the crust ingredients in half, it was just the right amount for a half size cauliflower. Served it in the casserole it was cooked in, it looked so nice whole; everyone just spooned themselves a portion. Thanks for sharing!!

Derf November 02, 2002

Ginny, you are absolutely correct, this has amazing potential! I'm on a diet that doesn't let you mix your proteins with carbs, and this is perfect! I steamed the cauliflower in the microwave, then added the sauce and finished it up in the oven. I used a combination of Edam and Parmesan cheese, and let it get really brown and crispy. I also didn't have any tarragon, so I used parsley. I can't wait to make this again, and again, and again...

Mirj March 30, 2003

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