Do you have your low carb dishes planned out for Thanksgiving? I had a Thanksgiving Potluck to attend last night with a support group I am in. I chose to make the Sausage Stuffing from the 24/7 Low Carb Diner newsletter for November. I also made some cranberry sauce and some dessert shots of Pumpkin Cheesecake. I will feature those recipes later.
This is a really flavorful casserole for a stuffing/dressing substitute. There are no specialty ingredients to buy, and all the flavor of the holiday is in there! For this dish, I accidentally halved the amount of mushrooms, and it was still great. I love sage. My mom, who doesn't even like carby stuffing, had a large serving and ate it all. The rest of us, who appreciate a good traditional dressing, liked it too. It is not mushy, but still holds together well, even without any bread. Very tasty, especially with turkey. Don't leave out the nuts, they give this casserole a unique crunch. Add some pepper if you like, but careful with the salt; the Parmesan does that job!
Sausage and Sage
2 pounds sage flavored sausage
1 pound mushrooms
3 ribs celery
1 chopped onion
1 pound cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Slice or chop vegetables in a food processor. Be sure the cauliflower is shredded finely. Brown sausage, celery and mushrooms in a skillet. Drain off grease. In a large bowl, combine meat mixture, cauliflower, nuts, spices, Parmesan cheese and stir well. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Add the eggs to the large bowl and mix well. Transfer the stuffing to a sprayed large casserole dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.
Those newsletters are loaded with great info for low carbers.
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
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