IDEAL PROTEIN PHASE 3 | SERVINGS: 8 | TOTAL TIME: 60 MIN

Move over standard bread stuffing, this weight-loss-friendly side dish is incredible. The rich flavour of the sausage combined with the roasted cauliflower and just the right seasoning perfectly complements a thanksgiving day turkey dinner.

Ingredients:

1 large head cauliflower, cut into small bite-size pieces

3 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, divided

2 tablespoon salted butter

1 medium yellow onion, diced

2 celery stalks, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

16 oz. Jimmy Dean bulk sausage, sage flavored*

¼ cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil; toss to coat.  Sprinkle with ½ tsp. poultry seasoning; toss to coat.

Spread cauliflower evenly onto a rimmed baking sheet (this will need to be done in batches; or use 2 baking sheets).  Bake 30 minutes turning cauliflower halfway through.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion, celery, salt and pepper; stir fry 5 minutes or until onion is lightly caramelized.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Add sausage to same skillet used for onion mixture; sprinkle with ½ tsp. poultry seasoning.  Brown over medium heat until cooked through; drain, if necessary.  

Fold roasted cauliflower and onion mixture into cooked sausage; heat through.

Transfer stuffing to a large serving bowl.  Season with additional salt and pepper (to taste), and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

Enjoy!

Tip: If sage flavored sausage is unavailable, add 1 tsp. dried sage to plain bulk sausage when browning. 

Nutrition Info:

Calories – 302

Fat – 27 g

Protein – 10 g

Carbs – 6 g

Fiber – 2 g

Net carbs – 4 g

Nutrition information has been sourced from Janeva’s website