I found this recipe on my friend’s Angela’s blog and wanted to try it — but I didn’t have some of the ingredients on hand on so I adapted it a bit for our liking and it was delicious!
First, I made my own Turkey “Sausage”. I browned up 1.5lbs of lean ground turkey. Then added the following seasonings:
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1.5 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or equal parts dried basil, oregano, and thyme)
- 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon packed light brown sugar (optional, but recommended)
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground or whole fennel seeds
Ingredients for rest of casserole:
1.5lbs lean ground turkey
1 head cauliflower
1 bag of frozen 3 pepper and onion blend(could use fresh onion and pepper too)
1 can of no sugar added tomato sauce
1 cup of italian blend shredded cheese
1 tsp of oregano
5 cloves of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp red pepper flakes
While the turkey was browning, boil a pot of water. Break up a head of cauliflower and boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat and drain. Preheat oven to 350.
When turkey is browned, add the sausage seasonings and mix well. Then, add in frozen bag of peppers/onions, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper, thyme and red pepper flakes. Saute for 3 minutes then add tomato sauce. Saute until heated thoroughly.
Mix in cauliflower.
Transfer to 9X13 sprayed baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Then add cheese on top and bake for another 5 minutes, then broil for 2-3 minutes until bubbly and brown.
My kids even ate it! Yum!
21 Day Fix Containers: 1/4 pan = 1 red, 1.5-2 green, 1 blue
Macros: 1 serving = 380 calories, 7g fat, 30g carbs, 47g protein