Frosted Cauliflower

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Cloudtears

I got this recipe from my mother who happens to live in a retirement facility in Atlanta, GA. When she served it to me, I knew I had found the best way to serve one of my favorite vegetables. I can eat this dish until I can't move.

Top Review by bellerjo

An old family favorite - one of the first recipes for home microwaves in the early 80's. I suggest frosting with the cold mayonnaise/mustard mixture rather than heating before spreading. Also, you can use any type of prepared mustard - Dijon, yellow, Pommery etc

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove woody core from base of head, leaving the head whole.
  2. Cook Cauliflower in 2 T. water in a 1 1/2 quart covered glass dish in microwave oven for 6 to 7 minutes per pound.
  3. Rotate dish 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time if you don't have a turntable.
  4. (This can be done in a regular oven also by cooking until just tender.) Let the Cauliflower rest, covered for 5 minutes.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine the next 3 ingredients and heat them in the microwave for 1 minute.
  6. Frost the entire top surface of the cauliflower with the mixture and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  7. Return to microwave and cook until cheese melts.
  8. If desired, you may sprinkle with paprika for color.

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