Frosted Cauliflower

People who do not like cauliflower seem to rave about this. By perforating the base or core of any dense vegetable, you can get a "porous" effect to speed the cooking.


1 medium head cauliflower
1/4-1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1-2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Paprika (optional)


Remove woody base of cauliflower, leaving cauliflower in whole head. Aerate (pierce with knife) the core to make porous. Weigh cauliflower. Place in 2 quart microwave casserole and cook, covered, for 6 minutes per pound on High power (100%). Let stand a few minutes. Salt if desired. Spread cauliflower with mixture of mayonnaise and mustard. Sprinkle with cheese. Heat for 1 minute, or until cheese melts, on Medium-high power (70%). Sprinkle with paprika.

Frosted Cauliflower