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Tangy Cauliflower

"Our children never liked cauliflower until I started serving it this way," reports Stephanie Myers of Mobile, Alabama. "They love the colorful mustard sauce-there are never any leftovers."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • Place cauliflower in a microwave-safe dish. Add water. Cover and microwave on high for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Combine mayonnaise, prepared mustard and ground mustard; spread over cauliflower. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 145 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • az_jill
    Jul 9, 2016

    Super delicious, easy, and no heating up the kitchen. A winner! (I used 1 T Dijon mustard and left out the dried)

  • Brossi
    Jan 22, 2016

    Interesting flavour. My family loved this, I thought it was just okay. I didn't use microwave, just steamed cauliflower, added sauce and put in oven to melt cheese. I used Dijon mustard. Sometimes hard to get my son to eat vegies, so this is great that he really liked this dish!

  • lydiawoz
    Sep 20, 2010

    I just made this for the first time tonight. Delicious and so easy! I love that it is cooked in the microwave. My new, favorite way to prepare cauliflower!

  • sharicooks2
    Aug 2, 2010

    My new favorite way to eat cauliflower. I've even tried it without the ground mustard and just used dijon mustard and it turned out yummy.

  • Motorhomegal
    Jun 24, 2010

     I've made this for ten years or so and it is so OVER THE TOP GOOD !  Just for color, I sprinkle a few chives on the top before serving.  I leave my whole and slice it in pie-shaped wedges.