Whether you like them as a side, roasted as a “steak,” as “rice,” or fried as “nuggets,” cauliflower is the chameleon of vegetables. They act as a perfect blank slate for any bold spice or seasoning.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time. 

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


Cook Times


1 cup (85g) 3-4 mins
3 cups (255g) 6-7 mins
5 cups (425g) 8-9 mins


  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and rinse. Place in an Anyday dish and cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for the time listed in the table, or until cauliflower is tender, but not mushy.