Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Wednesday Works for Me--Fauxtato Casserole

Wick and I have gotten more serious about how we eat since he got an infection from what started out as a fairly minor scrape on his leg. Blood sugar problems cause slow healing, so we feel that getting and keeping our blood sugar under control is really important. We both like baked potatoes, but since potatoes are not on our menu, we came up with this "faux" potato casserole.

Two heads of cauliflower, steamed and mashed (I use the mixer)
grated cheese
sour cream
chopped onion
chopped chives
crisp bacon, crumbled (or bacon bits)
salt and pepper to taste

Add the ingredients to your taste, just as you would add to baked potatoes. Blend well. Pour mixture into a greased casserole dish. Top with more grated cheese. Bake at 375 until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown.

Yumm. Works for us.


Mom2fur said...

I think this sounds delicious! We all like cauliflower here, so I wouldn't even have to pretend it's potatoes! This one's going in my 'recipes to try' file!

Mama Duck said...

What a wonderful idea! Have a great Wednesday - our WFMW tip is up as well!

Kaci said...

I've never been able to fool my taste buds with cauliflower, although I've several friends & family members who could. I've heard jicama is a close substitute, as well. Maybe if I used the cauliflower in a casserole... worth a shot!

PastorMac's Ann said...

This sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Jan said...

kaci, for us it is not so much about fooling our taste buds as it is about finding alternatives for the high carb foods we used to eat. I like jicama cut into strips like a french fry, but eaten raw with some kind of dip. My husband fries the strips as an alternative to french fries--he uses Old Bay seasoning as well as salt and pepper. he has also tried dipping the raw strips in soy flour before frying.