Sausage Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

Stuffing is one of my favorite side dishes during the holidays, but I have been missing it since making some changes towards a healthier lifestyle. This classic side dish is made with the ever so versatile veggie, cauliflower! By replacing bread with cauliflower, you get a delicious healthy low carb , gluten free version of stuffing. This yummy side dish doesn't have to be made only on Thanksgiving! Enjoy it year round!

What is great about cauliflower is that it absorbs all those delicious herbs and seasonings giving it the amazing flavors of traditional stuffing. Use the leftover stuffing and make it into a soup, or add it to a turkey lettuce wrap, or serve it along side another Lean. Well, if there are any leftovers! You can also make this stuffing without turkey sausage, especially if you want to eat all the turkey!

Sausage Cauliflower Rice Stuffing

7 oz Jennie-O bulk turkey sausage ~ 5 oz cooked (1 Lean)
2 tbsp light butter (2 Healthy Fats)
½ cup diced celery (1 Green)
1 cup diced mushrooms (2 Greens)
⅓  cup diced yellow onion (5 Condiments)
2 oz chopped walnuts (4 Optional Snacks)
4 ½ cups fresh riced cauliflower (9 Greens)
½ cup chicken broth (½ Condiment)
1 tsp ground sage (½ Condiment)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme (½ Condiment)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary (½ Condiment)
1 tsp poultry seasoning (1 Condiment)
½ tsp salt (2 Condiments)
½ tsp black pepper (1 Condiment)
2 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish (½ Condiment)

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add turkey sausage. Crumble the sausage and cook breaking up the sausage into small pieces with a spoon. Once fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes, transfer to a bowl and set aside.
Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, mushrooms, onion, and walnuts. Sauté for about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in cauliflower rice and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the broth, sage, thyme, rosemary, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper mixing well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the cooked sausage and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and cauliflower is tender Garnish with fresh parsley.

Makes 4 Servings
Each Serving provides
¼ Lean, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments, ½ Healthy Fat and 1 Optional Snack
Serve with 4.5 ounces of turkey

Or Makes 8 Servings
Each Serving provides
⅛ Lean, 1 ½ Greens, 1 ½ Condiments, ¼ Healthy Fat, and ½ Optional Snack
Serve with 5.25 ounces of turkey

*Don't want turkey sausage? This stuffing still tastes amazing without it! Just omit the sausage and serve this with a full Lean option.

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