Microwave Broccoli and Cauliflower With Mustard Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from "A Hundred Years of Island Cooking", an old cookbook from the Hawaiian Electric Company.


  1. Combine broccoli and cauliflower in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover.
  2. Stirring once, microwave on high power for 8 to 12 minutes or until tender; drain.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stirring after each minute, microwave on high power for 3 to 4 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
  4. Pour sauce over vegetables.
Most Helpful

I really just wanted to try the sauce found in this recipe. I steamed the vegetables to crisp-tender and made the sauce on the stovetop as well. That was as quick (if not quicker) than microwaving--less than ten minutes. Making the sauce is easy and gave ordinary vegetables added zip. The dijon mustard imparts a complementary mild flavor--a refreshing change from usual cheese sauces. Thanks, Chilicat, for an uncomplicated and quick sidedish!

ladyfingers March 08, 2011

I'm sorry to give a low review but our family just did not like this dish. The sauce came out bland and our kids didn't want to eat it. I even used extra mustard and thought that maybe it would become bolder after I cooked it, but it didn't really help much. Maybe it just depends on the Dijon mustard, but I don't think we will be making it again.

PSU Lioness August 06, 2010

Very delicious and easy- I love the sauce! Thanks!

kmbudd2000 July 07, 2009