Frosted Cauliflower

Frosted??? I know! Crazy talk, right? Ummm… WRONG! This right here is legit AF! Once upon a time, my mom decided that the holiday menu needed jazzing up… She actually tried to remove this from the list! My brother Andrew and I were NOT having that. Not even a tiny bit! This is our favorite! We fight over the left overs! I get it, nobody wants to have a boring menu, but there are things that you JUST DON’T MESS WITH! Frosted Cauliflower is one of them.

My brother and I have become proficient in it’s preparation just in case we ever need to rebel and bring it anyway! If you like cauliflower, frankly even if you don’t, you should try this recipe. The cauliflower is really a subplot, though. The theme of this dish is more about the cheese and the sauce. It’s been said that there isn’t a thing in the world that more cheese won’t fix! So, do this! You will thank me for it!

You will need the following:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Break the cauliflower up into pieces and discard the hard center portion.
  2. Place into a large pot with a couple inches of water and steam until fork tender.
  3. Drain and transfer to a greased baking dish.
  4. Mix mayo, mustard and onion powder in a small bowl. Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the steamed cauliflower pieces.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the sauced cauliflower and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until bubbling. Serve immediately.

So… this ain’t health food! Don’t let the cauliflower fool you! The health benefits are completely negated by all of the cheesy saucey goodness on top. But, what the hell? It’s the holidays, right? Live a little! Swearing Mom out.


Steam the cauliflower until it is the consistency that you enjoy. It will not get much more tender in the oven.


Spread the sauce over the pieces taking care that it slides into the crevices… This is the goods right here!


I know it seems like a lot of cheese, but trust me on this… It will melt into the groves and meld with the sauce for a perfectly delicious “frosting” on your cauliflower.

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Serve hot a bubbling and be prepared to have requests for a repeat performance!


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