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Loaded Cauliflower Bake

You will need

  • Tbsp olive oil
  • Medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1lb or 350g ground beef
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste/puree
  • Tsp oregano
  • A 28 oz can crushed tomatoes or two tins of 400g
  • 1 cauliflower cut into florets or 1 bag frozen cauliflower florets
  • 500g or 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 400g mozzarella cheese grated
  • 120g or 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • salt and white pepper, to taste
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Nutrition per serving

Calories
275 kcal
Carbs
6g
Fats
13g
Protein
31g
Time
45 mins

Introduction

Even if you aren’t a fan of keto you will still love this Loaded Cauliflower Bake! It’s pretty much the same as a lasagna but without the carbs. In fact, the cauliflower acts as the pasta sheets here to soak up all the meaty, cheesy and tomatoey goodness 😱. The good news is that is super easy to make and and extremely satisfying!

If you prefer to use fresh cauliflower and cut it into florets then work away. I prefer using the frozen florets. It’s pre-weighed, pre-chopped and alls I have to do is throw it in a pot for a few minutes.

Hope you enjoy

Natasha 😃

 

Method

  1. Firstly preheat oven to 375F or 180C.
  2. Next, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Then, heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent and add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add ground beef, salt and pepper and cook until beef is browned.
  5. Stir in tomato paste and oregano and cook for 2 more minutes (you want to cook out the paste).
  6. Then stir in the tinned tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Next, pour the meat sauce over the cauliflower and stir to combine.
  8. Then in a greased baking dish, spread out half the cauliflower. Top with half the ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan. Add the rest of the cauliflower and top with the remaining cheeses.
  9. Lastly, bake for 25 minutes.

Serve this Loaded Cauliflower Bake hot out of the oven! 👍👍👍👍

Nutrition Information

This Loaded Cauliflower Bake\ yields 8 portions!