Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

One of my favorite soups ever is baked potato soup. However, it’s not Keto friendly and it’s not gluten free. So I don’t eat it anymore. Or so I thought! This weekend, I made a Keto soup that tasted VERY similar to baked potato soup. I’ve said before that the Keto Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe was my favorite Keto soup. Now, I’m not so sure! This creamy cauliflower andouille soup is Keto approved AND it tastes very much like my old favorite potato soup recipe! Total win-win!

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Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup

Super delicious recipe for a creamy cauliflower andouille soup that tastes very similar to baked potato soup!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword cauliflower, keto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 301 kcal

Ingredients

  • 13.5 Ounce Andouille Smoked Sausage
  • 4 Slices Thick Cut Bacon chopped
  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower cut into pieces
  • 1 Small Onion chopped
  • 6 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Baby Leaf Spinach
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Salt, Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the andouille sausage into halves. Place in a frying pan and cook (or heat up, if fully cooked) until done. Remove from pan. 

  2. Add the chopped bacon in the pan. Fry until it is just about done and then add the onion and finish frying the bacon.

  3. Cut the head of cauliflower into small and large pieces. Place in a large stock pot with the cooked sausage, bacon, and onions. 

  4. Next add the chicken broth and water to the stock pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower the temperature and cover. Simmer for about 10-12 minutes. 

  5. Add the baby spinach to the pot and simmer for about another 2 minutes or so. Next add the heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to completely mix. Simmer for about another 2 minutes.

  6. Serve with a little shredded cheddar cheese on top (or don't...it's good without it)!!

Recipe Notes

*Macros are NOT calculated with the shredded cheddar cheese. 

You guys!!!! I cannot tell you  how good this soup is! It smelled amazing while I was cooking it. Not once did I ever think that it would remind me of baked potato soup, but it totally does! If you’re thinking, “eww…cooked cauliflower smells so gross. I don’t think I can eat this”….stop thinking that! It is so good!

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Creamy Cauliflower Andouille Soup Tips

I will definitely be making this soup again. Next time I plan on doing the following things:

  • Adding MORE spinach
  • Changing up the type of meat in the soup
  • Adding a little bit of garlic powder

Tips aside, the soup, as is, was so good and tasted great reheated the next day. Be aware that it will separate some in the fridge. Simply stir and it will be just fine!

Keto Macros

As always, be sure to figure out your macros with the specific ingredients that you use. I’m sure there are different brands of andouille sausage at the store. The nutritional information may not be the same for them both. With the ingredients I used, these are the macros:

creamy cauliflower andouille soup

If you like this Keto recipe, you need to try a few others I have:

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken

Spicy Sausage Egg Muffins

If you have any questions about the Keto diet, please don’t hesitate to ask. What I would hate for you to do is listen to all that nonsense and inaccurate information that Jillian Michaels is spewing about Keto. She has no clue what she is talking about.

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Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

One of my goals for 2019, is to cook more. With as busy as we are with the kids and their school and sport schedules, something has to give. Typically, it’s cooking. One of my biggest mom guilts is how many meals my kids eat that are quick and easy, convenient meals (a.k.a. meals cooked in the microwave). While I know I won’t be able to cook a meal every night, I am going to try and cook a few times a week. Last night, I made this cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe and it was amazing! Definitely something I will be making again!

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There are just some foods that do not photograph well. But don’t let that deter you away from this delicious cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe!

Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Delicious, Keto friendly recipe for cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 People

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef 80/20
  • 1 lb Hot Chorizo
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 1/2 TBSP Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 6 oz Cheddar Cheese (or cheese of choice)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Prepare your loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, add all of your ingredients except for the cheese. Using your hands (because lets face it, using a spoon never works), mix everything together thoroughly.

  3. Take half of your meatloaf mixture and press it into the bottom of your loaf pan. Make a well for the block of cheese and place the cheese in the center. Add the remaining meatloaf mixture on top of the cheese and press the sides together. As you can see from the picture, I needed to do better at pressing one of the sides together!

  4. Bake in the oven for about 50-55 minutes. Check the center of your meatloaf with a meat thermometer. Internal temperature should be 165° F.

  5. Slice into 8 servings and enjoy!

When I made this cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe, I used my perfect meatloaf pancheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf. This pan makes getting your meatloaf out a breeze! I think I will pick up a pan to make a bunch of mini meatloaves! They are perfect to freeze and take out as needed! I ate a piece of the cheddar cheese stuffed meatloaf for breakfast this morning and it was even better reheated!

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One thing I will try next time, differently than what I did this time, is that I won’t cut up the cheddar cheese first. I sliced the cheese and placed the slices in the center. Instead, I will place the entire block of cheddar cheese in the center. I think that will work out better than what I did. Shredded cheddar cheese is another good option. Just make sure to weigh in on your kitchen scale to make sure you get the appropriate amount!

How Was the Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe?

In one word…amazing! Meatloaf is one of my favorite “comfort foods”. The addition of chorizo and cheddar cheese totally stepped this recipe up a notch. I plan on playing around with flavors in the future and using different meats and cheeses! Pair this with steamed green beans (like we did) or add my favorite Cauliflower Rice recipe and you have yourself a nice, Keto friendly meal!


Easy Fudge Recipes Anyone Can Make

One of my favorite desserts is fudge. I remember going to Mackinaw Island when I was a kid and buying all kinds of different flavors of fudge. If you aren’t able to get to Mackinaw Island to buy their delicious fudge, then these easy fudge recipes are for you! Even if you are able to go (and you should…Mackinaw is such a nice place), you’ll want to make these recipes. Especially with the holidays coming up. Everyone loves fudge and they love easy recipes. This is a definite win-win!

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Easy fudge recipes

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I am starting to think about the menu and more importantly, the desserts I want to have for our Christmas dinner. My husband and I are hosting this year, so I am really trying to plan the perfect menu. Some of these quick and easy recipes are definitely on the menu.

Easy Fudge Recipes

This time of year, peppermint everything is my favorite. Combine that with chocolate and it’s heaven on a plate! These easy fudge recipes are so perfect! Which one (or two or three…) fudge recipes sound good to you?

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Irish Cream-Pistachio Fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Christmas Fudge

Soooo…which of these fudge recipes will you be making? I am definitely making the peppermint fudge. Like I said, peppermint is my favorite, as is white chocolate. The peanut butter fudge sounds good, as well. No matter which one of these easy fudge recipes you make, your friends and family will love them!

If you are following the Keto diet, don’t fret! I have you covered! These Keto approved fudge recipes are perfect!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Chocolate SunButter Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Vanilla Keto Candy


Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken – WW Recipe

We eat a lot of chicken in our house. I am always trying to find new ways to make it. Both my husband and I like spicy foods so I decided to make a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. Well…correction, my husband made it. I had knee surgery yesterday and totally forgot to cook the chicken before the surgery. So, being the good guy that he is, he not only made the chicken, BUT he also took pictures for me too!

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Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast

Delicious recipe for a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. WW friendly recipe at just 2 points!

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, smartpoints, stuffed chicken, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts pound slightly thinner
  • 3 small Jalapeno Peppers sliced in half; hollowed out
  • 3/8 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese divided
  • 6 Pepper Seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking pan. I like to use this baking mat. It keeps the chicken up and gives it a nice crisp!

  2. Slightly pound your chicken a bit thinner and then slice the chicken open, leaving one side intact. 

  3. Slice your jalapeno peppers in half and hollow them out. Place half of the pepper in the chicken and cover with 1/8 cup shredded cheese. Set the other half of the pepper on top and close the chicken and secure with toothpicks (I use metal toothpicks. If you use wooden ones, soak in water first).

  4. Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure you cook your chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees. 

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I highly recommend that baking mat. The chicken cooks so much better on it and those little triangles keep the chicken up so that it’s not just sitting in it’s own juices while it cooks. The price for that mat is a really good one too!

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As you can see from the picture, my husband easily closed the chicken with one metal toothpick. If I were making this, I would have flipped the chicken halfway through, but he didn’t and it tasted just fine! I didn’t eat more than a few bites last night since I figured a giant, spicy chicken breast, was probably not the best thing to eat right after surgery! But it was really delicious and I can’t wait to eat it tonight!

It’s WW Friendly!

We used regular shredded cheese. So in doing that, it made this chicken dish 2 points. If you like, you could try using low fat or fat free shredded cheese and the points may go down. I, personally, prefer the taste of regular cheese and plan to just account for that. It’s totally up to you with what you choose to do. Either way, this is a very low point WW recipe!

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Interested in Weight Watchers?

This cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast recipe is just one of the many delicious WW recipes I’ve tried so far. I’ve found the plan really easy to adapt to my lifestyle and right now, I am recovering from knee surgery and have stuck to my points 100%! If you would like to sign up, I would love for you to use my link. You get a free month and so do I! Simply use this link and follow the sign up directions!

Looking for another delicious WW recipe besides this cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast? Try this egg muffin recipe. Not only are they super easy to make, but you can freeze them too!


Fajita Ground Turkey Egg Muffins

One of the things I do every Sunday night, in order to be prepared for the week ahead, is pre-make some quick and easy foods. One of our favorites are the egg muffins. The spicy sausage egg muffins are a huge favorite in our house, however, since joining Weight Watchers, I wanted to make some that were less points. Today I decided to use ground turkey and make fajita ground turkey egg muffins! You guys, they are so good! Even better…they are low in points. I like that, just as much as I like how they taste! Gotta love low point Weight Watchers recipes!

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Fajita Ground Turkey Egg Muffins

Super easy recipe, perfect to make ahead, fajita ground turkey egg muffins. Only 1 point on Weight Watchers per ground turkey egg muffin!

Course Breakfast
Keyword eggs, freezer recipe, keto, low carb, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey brown
  • 1/2 packet McCormick's Gluten Free Fajita Seasoning
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/2 medium Red Bell Pepper diced
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp Minced Onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your muffin tin. I use a silicone muffin pan that I really like. 

  2. Brown your ground turkey. Sprinkle half of the packet of McCormick's Fajita Seasoning onto the ground turkey while you are browning it. I purchase the gluten free version, but if you don't need it, just purchase the regular one!

  3. While the ground turkey is browning, dice up your red bell pepper and set aside. Beat your eggs and egg whites and set aside.

  4. Once your ground turkey is browned, place a little bit of turkey in each muffin well. Next add your minced onion, red pepper, and cheese to each muffin well. Slowly pour the eggs over top of it all.

  5. Bake in the oven for 27 mins. Immediately remove the egg muffins from the muffin pan and allow to fully cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. 

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If you are following Weight Watchers, these work out to just 1 point per ground turkey egg muffin! How cool is that?!? Simply reheat them in the microwave in 30 second increments until they are hot and you have a quick and easy breakfast for those days when you are running out the door. Since I’m up and out the door early to get my son to school (it’s about 40 minutes away), I’m starving and need something quick. These are perfect!

You can customize these fajita ground turkey egg muffins to your liking! Don’t like red bell peppers? Take them out! Add the veggies of your choosing! If you want to make a bunch at once and freeze them, you can! Just make sure you wrap them tightly and I would only store them for about three months. I plan on doing this right before my knee surgery I have scheduled for October 10th. This will help things out a lot in the mornings when I am laid up!