Holiday Eats and Treats
This low-carb cauliflower stuffing proves that bread is NOT essential to an amazing stuffing. It’s also made on the stovetop from start to finish, which bodes amazingly well for your oven space.
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
- 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
- 1 c. (8-oz.) package baby bella mushrooms, chopped
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary
- 1 tbsp. freshly chopped sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
- 1/2 c. low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.
- Add cauliflower and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
- Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined. Pour over broth and cook until totally tender and liquid is absorbed, 10 minutes.
- Don’t skimp on the butter – Just because we’re going low carb does not mean we’re going low fat. A generous amount of butter (half a stick) is essential to delicious Thanksgiving stuffing.
- Build your base – Just like any classic stuffing, this starts with sautéing your mirepoix—onion, celery, and carrots—which, when mixed with herbs, makes everything taste like Thanksgiving anyways. Once those cook down for about 8 minutes, you add your cauliflower and mushrooms, which add some nice “meatiness” to this vegetarian dish.
- Add a lot of fresh herbs – Cauliflower is basically a sponge for however you flavor it, so make sure to get a lot of herbs packed into this dish. We did a mix of fresh parsley, rosemary, and sage. You can totally go dried if you already have them on hand or dread dropping money on fresh herbs, but nothing beats the flavor of the fresh springs in our opinion.
- Simmer it – Pouring over some vegetable or chicken broth (if you’re not trying to make this a vegetarian-friendly dish) helps all of the vegetables steam together and better meld into one dish. If you want, after you add the broth you could bake the cauliflower stuffing, but we don’t find it essential.
Total Time: 40 min | Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 25 min
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