Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheese Bake
Keto Fitness Club
Keep the stalks / leaves of the broccoli & cauliflower to make rice!
We like to boost the protein content of this dish with the addition of bacon lardons, or we'll reduce the portion size and use it as a side dish for a Sunday roast :D
We've included alternatives for the mascarpone and cream to make this dish lighter on the fat if needed.
Makes 4 portions - each portion contains;
448 Calories / 7.9g Carbs / 13g Protein / 40.1g Fat
80g Fresh Leeks, finely chopped
2-3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
400g Cauliflower Florets
200g Broccoli Florets
100g Mascarpone Cheese (or cream cheese)
125g Double Cream (or soured cream)
100g Mature Cheddar (or other grated cheese)
Optional: 300g Bacon Lardons
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the chopped leeks and garlic.
If including the bacon, add this now and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Break the cauliflower and broccoli into bite-sized pieces, rinse, and add to the saucepan. Cover the pan and allow to cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add the mascarpone and cream (or alternatives) and gently combine.
Transfer the contents of the dish into an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle evenly with grated cheddar and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition per serving
Calories 448, Carbs (net) 7.9 grams, Protein 13 grams, Fat 40.1 grams