Are you in the mood for comfort food? One of the great advantages of the AtkinsÂ Diet is that you can eat great food like this. On most other diets, the kind of food that really ‘sticks to your ribs’Â is exactly what they’re trying toÂ *keep* you from eating.
But you need food like this. And that’s why, after not too much time, people tend to fall offÂ other diets.
This recipe was originally posted by Jeannine on October 5, 2004. I dare you not to try this one.
Here’s what Jeannine wrote: Â
Made it last night & had some of the leftovers for lunch today. It is wonderful!
Low Carb Mushroom Chicken & Sausage Casserole
- 3-4 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 1 stalk celery, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
- 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 16 ounce bag frozen cauliflower, cooked well and drained
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Paprika (optional)
Brown the sausage with the celery, onion and mushrooms. Stir the softened cream cheese into the sausage mixture until well blended. Coarsely chop the cooked cauliflower. Mix all ingredients and spread in a greased 9×13″ baking dish. If desired, dust the top with paprika. Bake, covered with foil, at 350Âº for about 30 minutes. Uncover and bake until hot and bubbly and top is lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes.
Makes 8-12 servings
Can be frozen
Per 1/8 Recipe: 550 Calories; 40g Fat; 42g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/10 Recipe: 440 Calories; 32g Fat; 34g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
Per 1/12 Recipe: 367 Calories; 27g Fat; 28g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
What I’ll do next time, since I’m not a sausage freak, is to use only a half pound of sausage & add more cauliflower. The net carbs will go up but maybe only to 8 or 9 net carbs per 1/8 serving.