Nothing speaks “Fall!” to me like cooling temperatures, cozy sweaters and throws, color changing foliage, the smell of crackling fire places and hot drinks with PUMPKIN spice. Most often (I would say daily actually) pumpkin spice or just plain old cinnamon, chocolate and caramel or maple extract will be found in my giant mug of hot coffee. Oh! And, of course, heavy cream.Continue reading “Spiced Chocolate Latte Cheesecake Mousse – sugar free and low carb”
Go ahead- treat yourself to a dish that is just as yummy and loaded as baked potatoes. Does it taste like potatoes? No, but I promise you, this version is just as delicious and satisfying, but without the high carb count. Add a simple salad and you will have a beautiful, complete meal with very little fuss.
One note before I share the recipe- I have seen this done as mashed cauliflower, but I prefer chunky, hearty foods and not those that have been pureed to within an inch of their life. If you would rather mash for a creamy casserole, then by all means, go ahead. This casserole will still be just as delicious.
OK, one more note- if you do not have an oven, just use your microwave to first cook the cauliflower, as per instructions, and then proceed to cook all of the ingredients together after you have combined them. No oven? No reason not to enjoy a good meal.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 6 slices bacon cooked to a crisp and broken into small pieces ( you can substitute a good brand of
bacon bits if you don’t have fresh bacon on hand)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- sour cream and cut chives for topping
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking dish with Ghee or you can use a nonstick, non-aerosol spray if you like. Pure avocado oil has a neutral taste and works well.
Chop cauliflower into small pieces. Place it along with 1/4 cup water into a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high for about 6 minutes. Remove and drain cauliflower. Pat with a towel to get rid of excess water.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl to combine.
Bake in a prepared oven safe casserole dish for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Top with sour cream, chives and more bacon bits if you like. Serve warm.
That is it! One easy recipe to enjoy! ❤
I LOVE just about any tomato dish with pasta in it. This ziti has no pasta in it, so it was a surprise to me that it is just as delicious with only meat, cheese and veggies. And it is, like any ziti, easy to whip up, perfect for a Keto meal.
My mom used to make lasagna with cottage cheese rather than ricotta. I still like that down-home taste of Mama’s cooking so that is what my recipe calls for. If you like ricotta better, use that instead.Continue reading “Faked Ziti Keto-Style”