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How to microwave cauliflower

microwave cauliflower

If you are looking for a way to steam cauliflower while reducing the smell to zero then you must try the microwave.

How many of you refuse to cook cauliflower because of its smell? We are sure that you will be many and that is why we have experimented with different cooking techniques including that of the cauliflower in the microwave ready in 10 minutes and without odors .

The procedure is of an embarrassing simplicity and can be performed with any type of microwave, whether it has the special function for steam cooking or does not have it. In this case, all you have to do is get yourself a bowl , some microwave film and that's it. Ready to discover all the secrets to steaming cauliflower in the microwave?

microwave cauliflower
microwave cauliflower

How to make the cauliflower recipe in the microwave

  1. First, as always, remove the florets and wash them under running water. If you want, you can keep the leaves and cook them together with the inflorescence.
  2. Transfer the cauliflower to a glass bowl , cover it with microwave-safe film and pierce the surface with a toothpick.
  3. Cook at 600 W for 9 minutes then let it rest for another 5 before serving.

If your microwave has a special function and a corresponding container for steaming, use those and always calculate about 9 minutes of cooking . The cooking time of the cauliflower in the microwave may vary so after the first 9 minutes make sure it is tender by piercing it with a fork.

Also take a look at our recipes with cauliflower : they are each tastier than the other! You will certainly not lack ideas to survive the winter.


Microwaved cauliflower can be kept in the refrigerator, in an airtight container, for 2-3 days . Our advice is to season it just before bringing it to the table.

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