Cauliflower, mayo, Dijon mustard, Cheddar cheese: simple and easy. The amounts may be adjusted depending on the size of your cauliflower. The cauliflower may even be left whole, just remove the core before cooking.

gail

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cauliflower florets in a large glass bowl or casserole dish, and cover with plastic wrap. Poke a few holes in the plastic with a knife. Cook in the microwave for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.

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  • In a cup or small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. Spread over the top of the cauliflower. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Return to the microwave, and cook just until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 11.7g 23% DV; carbohydrates 12.1g 4% DV; fat 33.4g 51% DV; cholesterol 46.7mg 16% DV; sodium 788.5mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2005
My hubby and I had this at a very fancy restaurant and copied it at home. They used a whole califlower with a lot of the core/stem part cut out. First steam the whole califlower. Then spread the mayo/dijon on and cover with cheese. Then, if you BROIL it to melt the cheese, it's MUCH better than microwaving. It's also good with shredded paremesan in place of the cheddar. Really, this is good, I promise! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2006
This was too sweet for us. I'll make it again but with way less mayo and I'll probably use Coleman's English mustard which is much hotter and tangier. Read More
(16)
168 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2005
My hubby and I had this at a very fancy restaurant and copied it at home. They used a whole califlower with a lot of the core/stem part cut out. First steam the whole califlower. Then spread the mayo/dijon on and cover with cheese. Then, if you BROIL it to melt the cheese, it's MUCH better than microwaving. It's also good with shredded paremesan in place of the cheddar. Really, this is good, I promise! Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2008
I have been making this for years. The only addition to this is that I add a 1/2 cup of toasted bread crumbs to the top to finish it off. Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
I made substantial changes but the idea of this recipe was very good. I used 1/4 cup veganaise (mayo substitute) 1/2 C fat free 1/2 n 1/2 1.5 TBSP dijon mustard 3 oz shredded lite cheddar. I heated 1st 3 ingredients on stove top and added cheese. This was quite good over very well cooked cauliflower. While I'm sure the original tasted fine I didn't want to eat that much fat and I thought this was a good alternative. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
This was delicious and soooo easy! My family ate the entire head of cauliflower with no leftovers...a miracle! Next time I will use yogurt instead of the mayonnaise to make it healthier but with the same texture and similar taste. Will definitely be making this recipe again and again. Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
This was too sweet for us. I'll make it again but with way less mayo and I'll probably use Coleman's English mustard which is much hotter and tangier. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2005
Mmmmn....very acceptable! Like other reviewers I left the cau. whole and cored it then microwaved 7 min on med high power then covered with sauce (I used grey poupon) and Cheddar cheese and broiled. Pretty good but I think there may be a better flavor combo out there. Thanks! Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Like IHAVE2BOYS I steam the entire cauliflower then spread the mustard mix sprinkle the cheese and broil. The BIG difference is that I use Zatarain's Creole Mustard instead of Dijon. It adds way more flavor. One of my tastiest (and easiest) side dishes. Everyone loves it! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2005
I core and take leaves off the whole head of cauliflower. Cook in micro until crisp tender or more if that is your taste. I then top with mustard/mayo combo and broil and then add cheese just to melt. I have made this a hundred times and everybody wants recipe. I say it's a touchy feely recipe. You will know when youhave the texture you want. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2006
I thought using mayo to make a warm sauce was a bit weird so I used half and half instead. Dijon and cauliflower compliment each other perfectly! Will make again with more sauce! Read More
(10)
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