Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Stuffing
Looking for an amazing low-carb stuffing recipe? It’s a classic reinvented! So, we made a few tweaks but kept the flavor, taste, and texture the same. This healthy, delicious, low-carb cauliflower stuffing will convince your Thanksgiving guests to jump on board the healthy train, while secretly getting them to eat more veggies!
Have you ever tried cauliflower rice? It’s gained a lot of popularity and for good reason – it’s delicious! Cauliflower rice is essentially as it sounds, “rice” made from cauliflower. Basically, cauliflower is placed in a food processor to be become into a grain-like consistency. It surprisingly a great substitute for rice, grains or even bread like in this cauliflower stuffing. Cauliflower is basically a sponge: it’ll soak up the flavor of whatever you cook it with just like bread. Similar to traditional stuffing I’ve included the classics like celery, onion, mushrooms and of course, sage but this version is grain-free and gluten-free. This low-carb cauliflower stuffing proves that you don’t necessarily need bread to make an amazing stuffing. for the best robust flavor I roasted the cauliflower, but you can make this recipe a lot quicker and use pre-made cauliflower rice. I love making healthier versions of things that are enjoyed by others. Remember it's not about depriving yourself of delicious food, it's about being mindful of your choices, portion sizes, and coming up with healthier alternatives that are just as tasty, if not better. I love sharing recipes. We are always better together. Let me know if you want me to message you this recipe, so you have it right where you need it when shopping.
Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Stuffing: Serves 4
8 cups riced cauliflower (about 1 head cauliflower ~ 2 lbs)
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 cups diced celery
2 cups diced mushrooms
2/3 cup diced onions
2/3 oz chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
2 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp chopped fresh Thyme
1 Tbsp poultry seasoning
Preheat oven to 450 F. (skip to step 8, if using pre-made cauliflower rice).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Chop cauliflower into florets.
Toss cauliflower with olive oil, garlic seasoning, and place on a line baking sheet.
Sprinkle with half of the sage, rosemary, and thyme.
Roast until golden and tender (about 20 minutes).
Remove from the oven, let cook, then place in the food processor to make rice shape like pieces.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat and celery, mushrooms, onions, and walnuts (optional). Saute for 5 minutes.
Add cauliflower rice, and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
Add stock and season with the remaining spices, mix well. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes. (if making for a large group you can transfer to a crock-pot on low for this last step and skip the last step).
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.
Remember to complete this healthy meal you would need to add protein.
If you are a fan of cauliflower, then you also need to check out my other favorite cauliflower recipes. Try our: Loaded Cauliflower Bake, NY Style Healthy Pizza, Fancy Fish Tacos, Healthy Cheesy "Rice", Healthy Yummy "Rice" Bowl, Cabbage Rolls With Cauliflower Rice, Fish Cauli-Rice Bowl, and Chicken Paprikash Cauliflower Bowl.
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Did you know studies show: Cauliflower provides some powerful health benefits.
It is a great source of nutrients. Cauliflower is a good source of choline, a nutrient many people are lacking. Cauliflower is low in calories but high in fiber and water — all properties that may assist in weight loss. Cauliflower contains unique antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and protect against several diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, and heart disease. It’s tasty, easy to prepare and can replace high-carb foods in several recipes. Cauliflower can replace grains and legumes in many recipes. So long story short cauliflower is a great healthy substitute for many things that doesn't create huge spikes in blood sugar.
However, keep in mind that adding more produce into the diet won’t necessarily help with weight loss or other health benefits, unless it replaces another food, such as refined carbohydrates of breading and pasta. Remember it's not about depriving yourself of delicious food, it's about being mindful of your choices, portion sizes, and coming up with healthier alternatives that are just as good if not better. Thus, our mission is to not only guide you to improving your physical health but also create a healthy mindset.
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