Attention foodies!!! Do I have the recipe for YOU!
The other day, I came across a recipe that peaked my interest, (Thanks Sheila!) however the recipe called for butternut squash and since this tasty treat hasn't revealed itself in my local market, I had to make an adjustment.
As you may or may not know, I am following a low-carb Atkins diet, therefore, I am constantly figuring out ways to revamp some of my favorite veggies and Oh Lawd THIS HIT THE SPOT!
Ingredients: Fresh Cauliflower -- Fresh Pumpkin -- Half a chicken bouillon cube -- Philadelphia Cream Cheese --
Emmental Cheese (fancy talk for Swiss cheese) -- Dusted Parmesan Cheese --Aged White Cheddar Cheese
salt and pepper
First things first... Cut up the cauliflower into little trees and boil it with the (half) bouillon cube for about 10 minutes or until semi tender. Next, heat up your oven to 300 degrees, cut your fresh pumpkin into chunks and roast for about 15 minutes or until tender. I make a big batch and place the leftovers in containers for easy access for the upcoming week.
In an oven safe dish, place the cauliflower, pumpkin and (2 soup spoons) cream cheese together and mash it up with a fork until it is smooth, like a cake. Add salt and pepper.
Next, layer the three cheeses on top and place in the oven for about 30 minutes or until golden bubbly!
In the end, it looks like this and the whole house will smell like pumpkin pie! I so wish this was scratch and sniff!
When you take it out of the oven, allow it to cool off for about 5 minutes or so, then dig in!
What does it taste like? Well other than HOT DIGGIDY DOG GOOD, it tastes like Thanksgiving! It is SUPER DUPER TASTY!
Besides.... ANYTHING with cheese on top has my vote!
xoxxox - Jenny!
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