Janet's Cheesy Baked Cauliflower

recipe from Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

1 large head of cauliflower

3/4 cup mayo

2 tsp finely chopped onions or shallots

1-2 tsp prepared mustard (I used brown mustard)

dash salt & pepper

1-2 tablespoons parsley

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/3 cup water to cook the cauliflower

Rinse the head of cauliflower and remove the bottom leaves. Be sure to leave the core in tact so it won't fall apart.

Place the cauliflower and the water in a microwave save bowl. I covered mine with a piece of parchment paper and used an elastic to secure it around the bowl. You could use a piece of plastic wrap, but I'm always leery of microwaving plastic products. Microwave on high for 10 - 12 minutes. It depends on how powerful your microwave is. You can check for doness by sliding a sharp knife into the side of the cauliflower. If you can slide it in with little to no resistance, you're good. If not return to microwave and check it every few minutes.

Drain the water from the bowl and set it aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.