Parmesan Crusted Baked Cauliflower

Yield 4 servings



  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the cauliflower. Cut the leaves and bottom off so that it sits flat. Place the whole head of cauliflower in a shallow microwave safe dish. Add the water and microwave on high 7-8 minutes. Drain and let cool 5 minutes, or until it’s not steaming anymore.
  3. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, garlic, mustard, hot sauce, and lemon juice (if using).
  4. Using clean hands, cover the head of cauliflower with the mayo-cheese mixture. (Pat it on.) Sprinkle with paprika, parsley and/or chives.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the over 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Empty Nest Eats at