Cheesy Cauliflower & Sausage Bake
A delightful combination of steamed cauliflower, creamy Swiss cheese and spicy pork sausage! This makes a great main dish or you can serve it as a side with your favorite meat.
1 (16 ounces) package frozen cauliflower
1 (8 ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled*
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
4 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
4-5 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Microwave or steam the cauliflower until tender; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add the cream cheese, sausage, and salt and pepper to taste.
2. Spread 1/2 the cauliflower mixture into bottom of a 2-quart casserole; top with 1/2 the cheese. Add the remaining cauliflower mixture and top with the remaining cheese; sprinkle top with the crumbled bacon. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Makes 6 servings, each containing 5 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber for a total of 3 grams of usable carbohydrate and 13 grams of protein.
* If your family is not fond of sausage, you may substitute lean ground beef for the sausage.