It’s been almost over a month since I’ve started my low-carb journey. It’s been quite a roller coaster of succeeding and failing, you know the usual. But Pinterest has been one of my top resources for low-carb recipes. If you’ve read my recent post you’ll see I’m pinning up a storm of low carb recipes I want to try. I’m a woman of variety, I’m not a fan of eating the same thing for more than 2 days. Can you blame me? 😛
This recipe was a great one because it’s relatively low in cost and super easy to make! It’s also very easy to change up ingredients to give yourself some variety too.
What you’ll need:
1 lb sausage of your choice, diced into small cubes
1.5 cups broccoli
2 tbs of garlic, minced
2 tbs of green onion, diced
8 oz of crimini mushrooms, sliced
2 cups spinach
1 pack of cream cheese
1 cup of half and half
1 tsp paprika
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Makes about 6 servings.
Step 1: Sautee your sausage and brocolli with a little bit of olive oil until brown. Transfer to a baking dish.
Step 2: Sautee your garlic and onion until the onion is lightly sweaty then add mushrooms.
Step 3: Add cream cheese, paprika, and half and half to your mushroom sauce. Stir until thoroughly mixed and melted.
Step 4: Add spinach to your baking dish and pour mushroom sauce on top. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and bake for 25 minutes or until mozzarella is melted and golden brown on top.
Optional: Garnish with chives or green onion to finish.
This is one of my favorite casseroles for a low carb diet check out the carb content (found on myfitnesspal):
1 lb sausage: 18g
1.5 c broccoli: 8g – 5g fiber = 3g net carbs
2 tbs garlic: 6g
2 tbs green onion: 1g
8oz crimini mushrooms: 10g – 1g fiber = 9g net carbs
2 c spinach: 2g – 2g fiber = 0g net carbs
cream cheese: 8g
1 c half and half: 10g
1 tsp paprika: 1g – 1g fiber = 0g net carbs
1 c mozzarella: 4gTotal: 68g – 9g fiber = 59g net carbs/6 servings = 9.83 net carbs per serving