Hungry Girl Casserole

I am far from dainty.  I don’t eat like a bird and pick at things and then claim that I am full.  I like a dish that packs a punch.  Dishes that that have the whole kitchen sink are my favorite.  That’s why I LOVE a good casserole.  A good casserole has your veggies, your proteins, your fats, and a whole lot of love.

A good casserole is going to satiate the hungriest and pickiest of eaters.  If you can get all of your veggies in and hide them well, you have made the best casserole.

Ingredients:

  • 2 purple carrots peeled and shaved with a mandolin
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 1 peeled Japanese sweet potato shaved with a mandolin
  • 1 medium sized celery root peeled and shaved with a mandolin
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 package of cauliflower rice
  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp of fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil and 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp of Trader Joe’s 12 Ingredient seasonings
  • 1.5 tbsp Coconut Aminos
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey
  • 1 package of paleo approved turkey bacon
  • 3/4 cup cashew cheese OR 3-5 tbsp of flax meal

Directions:

  • In a saute pan with avocado oil, saute up all of your veggies starting with garlic and onions.
  • Add the shaved celery root, Japanese sweet potato, and purple carrot.  Let them brown up and almost become like a hash.
  • Add the cauliflower rice.  Add the basil and oregano and the rest of the seasonings and cook even more until everything is cooking up nicely together.  Add the aminos.  If everything is sticking add the coconut oil.

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  • Once everything is cooked up, remove from pan and put in a baking dish.  Separately cook up ground turkey and turkey bacon.  Once those two things are cooked up, add them too your veggie hash.
  • In order for everything to mix and bake well, mix in about 3-5 tbsp of flax meal OR if you have some cashew cheese laying around your fridge, crumble up about 3/4 cup and mix it in.
  • Bake in your casserole dish on 400 for about 25 mins.

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*If you wanted to have the veggie hash without the meat, DO IT!  you can use it for making eggs in the morning or just as a side dish.  It is delicious both ways.

*Another fun option is if you fried up some plantain chips and chopped them up and then put them on top of your casserole before you baked it.  See below image:

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