Even though I have a love affair with potatoes I do try very hard to limit how much of them I eat, I find following a low carb lifestyle tends to help keep my curves where I want them 🙂 So THANKFULLY Cauliflower makes a decent substitute to my dear friend the potato! I hope you enjoy this recipe, please leave me a comment to let me know what you thought of it, I love getting feedback 🙂
1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (Cooked in oven at 400° for 20 mins)
6 Tbs chopped Chives
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 cups Colby Jack Cheese ( may use cheddar)
8 oz container sliced mushrooms (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°
In a large pot boil water and cook Cauliflower for 8 – 10 minutes, drain and let cool.
In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3 tbs chives, 1 cups of cheese,mushrooms(optional) and cauliflower and mix well… place in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and rest of bacon crumbles. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. top with remaining 3 T chives and serve.
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2 cups uncooked shell pasta
1 (1 ounce) packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup bacon bits
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked turkey or 1 1/2 cups chicken
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
1/2 cup julienne strips cheddar cheese
4 cups bite-size pieces lettuce
Fill large saucepan 2/3 full of water. Heat to boiling. Stir in contents of Pasta.
Gently boil uncovered 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
Drain pasta. Rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
Combine Hidden valley ranch mix, onion powder and bacon bits with mayonnaise in large bowl. Stir in chilled pasta and remaining ingredients except lettuce. Serve on lettuce. Refrigerate leftovers (if desired, moisten with a few teaspoons milk before servings).
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips…
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.