Cheddar Cauliflower

"A good quick way to make a cauliflower side dish."
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  • Place the cauliflower and water in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4-1/2 minutes and stir.
  • Cook 4-6 minutes longer or until tender.
  • Drain.
  • Combine sour cream, chives, salt and pepper and spoon over the cauliflower.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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  1. This is outrageously good! And I hate cauliflower!!! My husband and I ate the entire thing in one sitting.
  2. This is a very tasty, easy dish that is sure to please everyone! I liked the chives and sour cream as a nice tangy sauce and enjoyed the thick cheese crust on top. Mmmm! I think I would have liked a bit mores seasoning, but not sure exactly what. Some garlic and nutmeg maybe. I used my oven and the stove top to prepare this as I dont have a microwave and it worked out very nicely. All in all a wonderful dish, that I will surely make again. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your recipe with us! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game June 2010.
  3. this is a great find for me; i'm always looking for ways to use up cauliflower and that half-container of sour cream that always seems to be in my fridge! i used the microwave exclusively, and while i imagine baking would create a tasty crispiness i appreciated the "sauce" that resulted from the microwaving; we had corn on the cob with this and the corn soaked up the sauce nicely. i would be tempted to add garlic next time, but that's just personal preference. i did mix half the cheese in with the cauliflower and put half on top just for even coverage, and i only used 1 c because that's all i had. thanks for posting, i'm sure i'll revisit this! made for went to market 2008.
  4. Quick, easy and tasty too! This went together in no time. Thanks!
  5. Wow..... What a kid pleaser...... The whole family thought this was wonderful and my kids went back for seconds..... The flavors of the sour cream and chives mixed great with the cheese..... I have a steamer and I steamed my cauliflower instead of cooking in the microwave..... I also baked in the oven after adding the cheese until it was melted..... It was amazing.... I can see how using the microwave would be easier and faster though...... We loved it and will be eating again..... I wonder how this would be on brocolli and maybe brussel sprouts..... ?????? Sorry no picture..... I was planning on taking one until my digital camera got ruined at Sea World.....


  1. This was nice tasting & quick to prepare! Will admit, though, that I used on a cup of cheese, and instead of salt & pepper, I used a rounded 1/8 teaspoon of lemon pepper! Definitely a recipe worth keeping! [Tagged, made & reviewed for Please Review My Recipe cooking game]


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