Whether you’re eating alone, feeding a family or meal prepping for the week, casseroles are a great option!
You can create hundreds of different flavor combinations from the things already in your refrigerator. Casseroles are usually best when smothered in some kind of cheese and a delicious, filling meat. For this casserole we decided to use a basic chicken breast and mozzarella cheese, with low carb vodka sauce for extra flavor to create an Italian inspired casserole.
To add more nutrients and texture to the casserole, we also added cauliflower. We riced it and cooked it in chicken broth to enhance the flavor to act as rice in the casserole. It paired really well with the mushrooms in the mix and the Parmesan cheese we sprinkled over top. To make the cauliflower casserole extra special, and keto-friendly, we sprinkled crushed up pork rinds over the top of the whole casserole. This added a fun crunch to the whole dish! Sort of like a gratin!
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We loved the way the cauliflower casserole kept in the fridge. It’s perfect to reheat for lunch to bring to work or to enjoy for dinner again! They’re one of the few foods we enjoy reheating.
Italian Chicken and Cauliflower Casserole
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Macros per serving:
• 300 Calories
• 21g of Fat
• 29g of Protein
• 2.5g of Carbs
Begin by ricing cauliflower until you have two cups worth and cook it in a pot with a cup of boiling chicken broth for about 10-15 minutes. You want the liquid from the chicken broth to completely evaporate.
At the same time, allow your chicken breasts to cook. Once they're fully cooked, shred them! We used two forks to rip the meat apart into bite sized chunks.
Add in 1/4 cup of heavy cream to your cooked cauliflower and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Slice some mushrooms and combine with the shredded chicken, along with 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. Combine very well.
Add in your creamy cauliflower and stir well. Season in this step! We used salt, pepper, oregano and garlic powder.
Then add your vodka sauce and combine.
Press the mixture into a baking dish creating an even layer.
Sprinkle the top with shredded mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and crushed pork rinds for a crunchy finish.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until you see the entire dish bubbling.
Garnish with fresh basil and enjoy!
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Vicky started Tasteaholics in 2015 with her boyfriend, Rami, hoping to document all their low carb cooking adventures. She lives in NYC and her favorite food is steak and lava cake. She enjoys photography, travel, cooking, working out, cats & Harry Potter. She loves sharing her knowledge, cooking tips and creative dishes with all of Tasteaholics’ readers.