Roasting a whole cauliflower is one of my favorite things to do. You can keep it simple and just top with butter, salt, and pepper. Or you can go for my favorite which is steamed and then roasted covered in cheese. It creates a fun side which is very enjoyable to the eyes as well.
This will serve 4-6
Full time 1 hour
I large head cauliflower, approximately 8" across
1 cup shredded cheese, I am using blended cheddar and white cheddar
1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350' and put the butter pieces in a small glass baking dish, set aside.
Place cauliflower in a pot and fill with 2 inches of water. Boil over high heat for 30 minutes to steam the cauliflower. Occasionally check to make sure water has not dissipated.
While it steams. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise and cheese.
Once steamed. Carefully remove cauliflower from pot and dry on a kitchen towel to remove excess water.
Place in center of baking dish.
Cover with cheese mixture and bake in oven for 30 minutes or until golden.