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Whole Microwave Cauliflower topped with cheese and mayonnaise

Tangy Mustard Cauliflower, Microwave Cauliflower

This is a recipe for microwave cauliflower. A whole baked cauliflower with a topping of mayo, mustard and cheese. Quick, easy and tangy in flavor, in a creamy cheesy sort of way. Heads up cauliflower haters, you might want to try this one.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 190kcal


  • 1 head head cauliflower rinsed, core and bottom leaves removed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion -- finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 3 slices American cheese or 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Place cauliflower in casserole. Add water and cover with lid or plastic wrap. 
  • Microwave on high 8 - 9 minutes or till tender crisp.
  • Combine mayonnaise, onion, and mustard in small mixing bowl. Spoon mustard sauce on top of cauliflower. Use the back of the spoon to smooth the sauce evenly over the top of the cauliflower. Lay slices of cheese over the top, alternating the way they face so they melt evenly. 
  •  Microwave for 1 - 2 minutes to heat topping and melt cheese. Let stand two minutes.


You can use grated cheddar cheese in this recipe to replace sliced American Cheese. I like American because of it's melting qualities and sweet flavor. 
To make things even easier, I've used 1 heaping teaspoon of dried onion flaked to replace the chopped onion. Just stir them into the mustard mayo combo before spreading over the cauliflower.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 46.2mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 0.5mg