Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil 
  • 2 cloves garlic minced 
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot flour OR almond flour 
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or to taste 
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste 
  • 4 ounces cream cheese 
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar divided 
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice about 1 head cauliflower 
  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken leave out for vegetarian 
  • 2 cups broccoli florets 
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan or 2.5-quart casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Heat butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir in the arrowroot starch. Slowly whisk in heavy cream and continue whisking until bubbly and thickened. 
  • Stir in Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, black pepper, cream cheese and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese and whisk until thickened and smooth.
  • Stir in cauliflower rice, chicken (if using) followed by broccoli and toss to coat. Add more cheese or cream as needed.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan or 2.5-quart casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheeses and bake for 37-42 minutes or until heated through and the top is lightly golden.
  • Serve hot and sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired.

 

Source: Life Made keto