Zero points: Cauliflower popcorn (Break a head of cauliflower into popcornlike, bite-size florets, then spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray the cauliflower lightly with butter-flavor cooking spray, then sprinkle lightly with turmeric, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt. Bake 20 to 30 minutes at 425 degrees F or until the cauliflower is slightly browned.) (1 cup = 29 cal., 5 g carb., 0 g fat, 2 g pro.)
There’s nothing like coming home to uninvited guests. Especially when they expect you to feed them. My siblings are at that awkward stage in life where they can eat us out of house and home. Somewhere between pre-teen and human Dyson. Even better is when they invite their fellow bottom-less pits over and fill their heads with tales of a sister that just loves to cook and would be thrilled to cook for them. Except I’m tired. Thankfully Caribbean Passion knew this day would come and had supplied me with a pack of their new diced Italian Sausage. Look at the Universe working with me! Grabbing some other ingredients from the pantry, I whipped up this yummy snack that can feed the multitude in no time. Sausage Stuffed Cheesy Bread Ingredients * 1 pack Caribbean Passions Diced Italian Sausage * 1 baguette loaf (french bread) * 1/4 cup diced bell peppers * 1 tsp red chili flakes (or more if you’d like) * 2 sprigs worth of thyme leaves, chopped finely * 1 sprig of rosemary, chopped finely * 3 cups shredded cheese of choice (I use Crystal Farms Pizza Mix, it has 4 cheeses!!!!!) * 1/4 cup diced escallion * 1/2 cup butter, melted * 2 large cloves of garlic, minced finely * 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. 2. In a bowl mix the butter, thyme, rosemary, chili flakes, garlic and scallion. Set aside. 3. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil, brush lightly olive oil and place the loaf in the center. Cut a grid pattern into the bread, being careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom. You want the base of the bread to capture all the goodness and keep the whole thing together. 4. Drizzle the butter mixture over the bread, making sure to get into the seams. 5. Stuff between the cuts with Italian sausage, generously. 6. Wrap the bread up in the aluminium foil and bake for 15 minutes. 7. Remove bread from the oven and adjust temperature to 400 degrees. Uncover the bread and sprinkle on the cheese, making sure not to miss a single crevice. Dust on some Parmesan cheese. 8. Pop the bread back in the oven for another 10 minutes uncovered, allowing the cheese to melt, bubble and crisp up a little. 9. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, then serve. 10. Eat it. No, seriously, dig in! oh gaaawd Notes: * The Caribbean Passions Diced Italian Sausage is already full cooked and ready to eat so you don’t have to do another cooking step. WIN! * This recipe has soooo many possibilities and toppings and combinations. Go crazy! * The 5 minute wait once it comes out of the oven will be the longest 5 minutes of your life. * Serve with marinara sauce for an authentic pizza experience. * I cut the recipe (and the loaf) in half for the pictures and ate the whole thing with my sister so, don’t feel bad if you do the same. Follow Caribbean Passion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more recipe ideas. Bon Apetit! look at iiiiiiiiiitt!!