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Frosted Cauliflower

When I first got a microwave oven (a very long time ago), I took some complimentary microwave cooking classes that came with the purchase.  This cauliflower dish was one of the featured recipes at those classes and has been a favorite through the years.
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or garlic salt)
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  1. Cut off leaves of cauliflower but leave the head whole.
  2. Cut a cone-shaped section from center core for more even cooking.
  3. Place cauliflower stem-side down in large casserole. Add water.
  4. Cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. (It should be just tender). 
  5. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes.
  6. Combine mayo, sour cream, salt and mustard. 
  7. Place head of cauliflower on large serving plate and spread with sauce.
  8. Sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Microwave 1 minute or until sauce is hot and cheese is melted. 


  1. Hi Judy
    This is a favorite of mine also. When I had to go gluten free a few years ago, I missed my go to comfort food, macaroni and cheese. I adapted this dish. I cut the cauliflower into small florets. Cooked as directed. Doubled the sauce using two kinds of cheese. I put the hot cauliflower into part one of the sauce and tossed to cover, sprinkled it with cheese and heated as directed. A great alternative and healthy.

  2. I remember "back when" seeing this demonstrated as well. Thanks for the reminder - it looks delicious.

  3. I made this for lunch today and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I'll make it again.It was fast and so easy.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback!

  4. I forgot about that recipe. Used to make that often for my children 50 years ago. It was a favorite.

  5. Thats going into my recipe folder . Cauliflower is my favourite vegetable . thankyou :)


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