Twice Baked Cauliflower Peppers

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

My youngest daughter, Sarah, has epilepsy and we have found that her seizures can be relatively controlled by her diet. In support of Sarah, our entire family has gone keto. We are always looking for tasty keto dishes.  Sarah's dream is to come out with a keto friendly cookbook of her own!
Last month, she auditioned for Master Chef Junior -  she's my little kitchen buddy! It made me so proud to see her mise all of her ingredients and be excited to share her keto recipes with everyone. We were working together to come up with the perfect recipe to share and landed on these twice baked cauliflower peppers. The inspiration came from our local farmer's market and it was the perfect side dish!

Twice Baked Cauliflower Peppers

Ingredients

    - 2 heads cauliflower, washed and cut into pieces - 1 white onion, diced - 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed - ¾ cup heavy cream - 2 ½ cups freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese - 5 large red bell peppers - 4 tablespoons butter - 3 tablespoons olive oil - Salt and pepper to taste - Minced Chives for garnish - Crumbled bacon for garnish (optional)

How To

    1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 1. Place the chopped cauliflower, onions and garlic on the parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. 1. Bake for 40 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. 1. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the peppers. Cut of the tops and cut in half lengthwise, cleaning out the seeds. 1. Once cauliflower is tender remove from oven and reduce temperature to 350°. 1. Using a large Dutch oven, add the butter and heat to medium heat. 1. Add the roasted cauliflower, onions and garlic to the Dutch oven. Stirring to coat. Remove from heat. Add the heavy cream and 2 cups of cheese, stirring until combined. Add salt and pepper if needed. 1. Using an immersion blender or blender, blend mixture until is just smooth. Do not over mix or mixture will become watery. 1. Scoop the mixture into each of the pepper halves. Topping each with the remaining ½ cup cheese. 1. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, cut the broiler on high and broil for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. 1. Garnish with chives and bacon and Enjoy!

      "I am so happy the farmer's market is open. The local fresh produce and artisanal products are my favorites!" ~Carrie
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