So it has been a while since I shared a recipe with you. This recipe is delicious, and perfect for anyone pursuing keto. I have to admit that the hardest part for me is letting it cool down before I try to eat it. Mashed Cauliflower retains heat VERY well, so I often find myself burning my mouth.
Now before we get started, I used to be like the bulk of you that are going to read this and say that Cauliflower is GROSS. However, I have since found the error of my ways. Cauliflower will adopt the flavor tones of foods you mix it with. That being said, make sure you mash it up really well, I am talking puree. Also, for topping, use whatever you would like.
Without further ado, I present the Cauliflower Pepperoni Pizza Casserole:
Head of cauliflower
2 Tbsp of Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp Butter (I like Salted)
10 slices of pepperoni
3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 375F
Clean up the cauliflower and break it into smaller pieces. Place into your blender of choice (I use a Ninja kitchen system and cut myself cleaning it afterwards. Every. Time.) and shred them up to what is approximately the size of grains of rice. Take this and place in a microwave-safe bowl with the cream and butter. Microwave this uncovered for 10 minutes on full power.
Stir the mixture to ensure that everything is coated with cream and butter. Microwave it again for another 6 minutes. Now take it and pour it all into the blender with 10 of the pepperoni slices and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Puree all of it. Puree it until it is smooth. Add salt and pepper as needed.
Now spread the puree in a casserole dish. Cover the whole thing with the rest of the cheese and layer it with whatever your chosen topping. Bake it at 375F for 20 minutes.
Then take it out of the oven and LET IT COOL for a bit. This recipe will make 4 servings.
I typically make it with pepperoni, hence the title of the post. However it was also good with chicken, ham, bacon pieces…the sky is the limit.
Catch you all next week. Let me know if you have tried this or plan to try this.