Cheesy Cauliflower Recipe

This recipe comes to us courtesy of my friends Paul and Jamie. They introduced us to this delightfully easy recipe and now that I have made it a few times and found how delicious it is, I wanted to share it with all of you!

Cauliflower is one of those veggies that some people aren't' crazy about. Perhaps this recipe can change all that! This is also great for when you are having 4-6 people for dinner because it feeds a crowd for a little bit of money and effort, making it a winning side dish. I also feel this is a great recipe no matter the season, making it even more extra special to keep in your repertoire!

So, about these pictures. I am not really into apologizing, but they aren't the best quality. I made this in the evening (which normally I don't do because I hate the darkness of the photo quality) in the middle of a heat wave with no air conditioning. So you will have to excuse that and just bear with me--I have air conditioning now and therefore won't be acting crazy like that again!

Four ingredients. Four. A head of cauliflower, cheddar cheese, mustard and mayo. 

Take off the green part of the cauliflower on the bottom, like so.... 

And place it in your pot fitted with a steamer. Cover and let that sucker steam for about 30 minutes or until it's fork-tender. 

Now take your mayo... 

And your mustard.... 

And mix 'em up, buttercup! 

When your cauliflower is fork-tender, remove it [carefully] from the pot and place it on a pan. Cover it in your mustard/mayo miracle of goodness. 

Then top with cheese! 
Then you are going to pop it in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted..... 

HOLY MELTED CHEESE! Don't she look purdy?! 

Slice it like a pie... 

Yes. This is what cauliflower was intended for. 

Cheesy Cauliflower 

Time: 40 minutes | Serves 6 (as a side dish) | Difficulty: Easy 
You Will Need:

1 head of cauliflower
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 cup of cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Set up a large pot with a steamer (the pot will also need a lid). Add enough water to come up to the steamer but not flood it.

Trim the bottom of the cauliflower so that the stem is detached (see picture above). Place it in the steamer, cover, and steam on medium high heat for about 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender.

Mix mustard and mayonnaise together in a small bowl.

When the cauliflower is tender, remove it to a baking pan, being sure to be gentle (so it doesn't fall apart). If it comes apart, don't panic--you can just set it back together.

Cover the cauliflower head with mayonnaise and mustard, and then cover it with the cheese.

Put it in the preheated oven and bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Slice pie-style (see above picture) and serve!


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