Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tastes just like mashed potatoes


Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk or almond milk

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add cauliflower; cook, covered, 8-12 minutes or until very tender. Drain.
  2. Mash cauliflower, adding cheese, butter, seasonings and enough milk to reach desired consistency.

Recipe Courtesy of Tasteofhome.com

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Chili

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: easy
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Addictive to your taste buds


Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15oz) can corn, drained – optional – I can’t eat corn so I leave this out
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked, chopped bacon (I used hormel that is in the salad dressing aisle)
  • 2 Tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Original seasoning and salad dressing mix (or 1-1oz packet)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Place chicken at bottom of slow cooker
  2. Add corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chilies, chicken broth, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, ranch seasoning and bacon. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top of chicken.
  3. Cover with lid and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from cooker and shred it with 2 forks. Return to slow cooker and stir in the cheddar cheese.

Low Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Comfort food casserole your whole family will enjoy


Ingredients

  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 5 links (19.5 oz) uncooked turkey or pork Italian sausage (or I used hamburger)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil (I use avocado oil) divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-12 oz fresh mushrooms (I use portobella mushrooms) washed and cut into thick slices
  • 1-1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 15 slices pepperoni, cut in half
  • 1 medium onion

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Spray an 8″ x 11″ glass casserole dish with non-stick spray or olive oil.
  2. Pour the diced tomatoes into a colander placed in the sink and rinse with cold water. Let tomatoes drain a minute or two, then spread them out on paper towels to dry (or blot dry with another paper towel on top).
  3. While tomatoes dry, heat 2 teaspoons avocado oil in a large non-stick frying pan, put the burger in the pan and cook over medium-high heat until it’s nicely browned, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  4. While meat cooks, wash mushrooms, pat dry and slice into thick slices.
  5. When meat is done, drain grease off, then layer meat in the bottom of the casserole dish and top with the drained tomatoes, spreading them out over the top of the meat. Season with dried oregano, salt and pepper.
  6. Wipe out the pan if needed, then heat the other 2 teaspoons of avocado oil over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add the onions and let them start to cook. Then add the mushrooms and let them cook, stirring a few times, until all the liquid is released and the mushrooms and onions are starting to brown. Layer the mushroom onion mixture over the meat-tomato mixture.
  7. Cut pepperoni in half. Sprinkle the grated Mozzarella over the top of the casserole and lay the pepperoni pieces on top of the cheese, spacing them evenly so the whole top is covered with pepperoni.
  8. Bake about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Serve hot.

Cheesy Chicken Poblano Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Poblano Casserole

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A Mexican Inspired Casserole that the Whole Family will Enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup tomato based salsa (I added a little more than 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups Sargento Mexican Cheese mix, shredded
  • 3-4 medium poblano peppers (or next time I will use a 2 cans of green chilies)

Directions

  1. Combine the shredded chicken, salsa, sour creams, scallions, cilantro, 1-1/2 cups of Mexican cheese mix (reserve 1/2 cup of cheese for topping) in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Wash and spread the whole poblano peppers on a cookie sheet. Set under the oven broiler on high for about 3 minutes per side, or until the skin is blackened. Remove and cover with a clean towel for 10 minutes to steam and cool.
  3. Remove the towel and peel the skins from the peppers. Then gently chop the peppers after removing the seeds and pith.
  4. Mix poblano peppers into the chicken mixture and gently mix. Spoon into a casserole dish and sprinkle on the reserved cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 39 minutes or until bubbling. Remove and serve hot with additional sour cream, salsa, green onions and cilantro if desired.

90 Second Keto Bread

90 Second Keto Bread

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Keto bread that makes you feel like you're cheating


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • -1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or a pinch of salt)

Directions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a microwave safe bowl. (I use a large coffee cup that is about 4″ wide at the bottom.
  2. Use a fork or small whisk to mix the ingredients.
  3. Place in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave and allow to cool slightly.
  5. Then cut in half. (You can then use for a regular sandwich or you can fry it or toast it)

Recipe Courtesy of Eating on a Dime.

Layered Mexican Casserole with Chicken, Green Chilies, Black Beans and Cheese (Low Carb)

Layered Mexican Casserole with Chicken, Green Chilies, Black Beans and Cheese

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Low Carb at it's best and tastiest


Ingredients

  • 1 can (15oz) Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce (La Victoria)
  • 2 cans (15oz) Pinto Beans – I like black beans better
  • 1 large onion, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced in 1/2 inch pieces (I use red or yellow or orange)
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (4oz) diced green chiles plus juice (not jalapenos unless you want it really hot)
  • 1-3 tablespoons Green Tobasco Sauce (I don’t use this)
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Pu the green chile enchilada sauce in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat until the sauce is slightly thickened and reduced to one cup. While sauce simmers, put the two cans of beans into a colander placed in the sink and rinse well with cold water until no more foam appears. Let beans drain well (or blot dry with paper towels if you’re in a hurry.)
  2. Dice the onion and bell pepper and slice the green onions. heat the olive oil in a large heavy frying pan, add the onion and bell pepper and saute until they’re softened and starting to barely brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the ground cumin and drained beans and cook about 3-4 minutes more, or until the beans are hot. (You can mash the beans slightly at this point if you’d like a layer of beans that sticks together a bit more.)
  3. As soon as the green chile enchilada sauce has reduced to 1 cup (about 10-15 minutes), place it in a bowl to cool and stir in the diced green chiles with juice. Taste the mixture to see if you want to add the optional Green Tabasco Sauce. When the mixture no longer feels hot (it can be warm), stir in the sour cream, diced chicken and sliced green onions.
  4. Spray a 9x9x3 casserole dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Spread half the bean mixture over the bottom of the dish, followed by a layer of half the sauce/chicken mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup of grated Mozzarella over the sauce/chicken mixture. Repeat with another layer of beans, sauce/chicken mixture and cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbling and nicely browned on top. Let stand about 10-15 minutes before cutting, then serve.
  6. This freezes well or it will keep in the fridge in a covered container for several days. Or I divide it into single serve portions and freeze for my lunches.