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crack cauliflower on a serving dish
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Crack Cauliflower

I've been gobbling Crack Cauliflower long before cauliflower became a Keto dieter's best friend, and when you make it like this, with gobs of butter, garlic, wine, and lemon, it is soooo easy to indulge!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: cauliflower, keto, lemon, mustard, sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • whole head of cauliflower broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp Dijon or yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 2 each cloves of garlic minced fine
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425-F.
  • Prepare the Crack Cauliflower by removing the leaves and cutting away most of the stem. Break the cauliflower into florets, then cut each floret into large bite-size pieces. Put the cauliflower into a large bowl for mixing.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave safe container (watch it doesn't foam over). Add the mustard, white wine, and garlic. Stir well to combine. 
  • Toss the cauliflower with the butter sauce. Then, spread the cauliflower out onto a sheet pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Make sure to scrape out all the yummy butter sauce from the bowl.
  • Bake at 425-F for about 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is fork-tender but still crisp, and brown around some edges. Stir it once about halfway through the cooking time.
  • Sprinkle the lemon juice over the top before serving Crack Cauliflower, and top it with any remaining sauce from the pan. Yum!



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 332mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbohydrates: 2g