Low Carb Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

Close up of Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake on plate with casserole dish in background.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake is a creamy, hearty, scrumptious dish.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it’s baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish!

We have all heard of Cordon Bleu, right?  Most likely Chicken Cordon Bleu is the most familiar recipe.  Veal Cordon Bleu is also a popular and traditional way to prepare this dish.  However, why not Cauliflower?  The cauliflower takes on the role of both the ‘meat’ and the starch, so no other rice or pasta is even needed.  

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake bite on fork with plate and casserole dish in background. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower is a Super Source for Fiber & Vitamins 

Cauliflower is not only versatile, it’s a great Low-Carb diet food full of health benefits!  While it’s low in carbs, it’s high in Fiber and contains so many vitamins and minerals.  Cauliflower is a Cruciferous Veggie, just like Broccoli and Kale, which we all know are extremely good for us.  So, it also contains important Antioxidants which can help to reduce the risk for heart disease and may have anti-cancer effects.  

Head of cauliflower for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Try these other delicious and healthy Cauliflower recipes:

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD FOR YOUR CAULIFLOWER CORDON BLEU

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details)

This is one of those casseroles that you can make in 2 stages or make entirely ahead and reheat.  If you want this as a side dish, you could cut the recipe in half.  

It starts with an entire head of cauliflower.  Cut the head of cauliflower in half and then quarters. Cut out the core and discard. Then cut off into bite-size florets.

Knife cutting cauliflower head in half for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Knife cutting cauliflower for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower florets in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Next, you can prep ahead all of the other ingredients…mince the garlic, shred the gruyere, chop the parsley, dice the ham.  For the ham, I used leftover ham from Easter, but you can ask your deli for some thick slices of ham and use that to dice up into bite-size pieces. 

Diced Ham for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

At this point, you can store the prepared ingredients in the fridge or continue on to put everything together and bake.

 

COOK YOUR CAULIFLOWER CORDON BLEU 

You will need a 9×13 Casserole Dish or similar size for the full recipe.

In the casserole dish, start by mixing the cold milk with the cornstarch until dissolved. Then add in the broth, then cheese, parsley, and ham. Add the cauliflower florets and mix to combine.

Adding cornstarch to milk for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Broth being poured into dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Diced Ham, parsley, and sauce in dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Adding cauliflower florets to casserole for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Raw Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake in dish. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Bake in a 350 F degree oven for 50 minutes covered. Then remove the cover, stir, and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered. 

While the cauliflower Cordon Bleu is baking, make the topping.  I make my own gluten free breadcrumbs by using a slice of gluten free bread and blending it in a food processor. 

Mix it with the cheese, parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper.  Remove the bake from the oven and sprinkle the topping all over top.  Put it back in the oven to bake for the final 10 minutes until the topping is crispy and golden.

 bread pieces in food processor for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley topping in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Hand sprinkling topping on Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes 

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Close up of Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake with parsley and breadcrumb topping. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
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Low Carb Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake is a creamy, hearty, scrumptious dish.  It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Keyword casserole, cauliflower, gluten free, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 1 1/2 cup diced ham 6-8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 cup Veggie Broth
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups gruyere, shredded about 16oz for this and topping

Topping

  • 1 Slice Gluten Free Bread
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Gruyere, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp Salt just a dash
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Pepper just a dash

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Cut the head of cauliflower in half and then quarters.  Cut out the core and discard.  Then cut off into bite-size florets.

    Cauliflower florets in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  2. Mince the garlic.  Shred the gruyere.  Chop the parsley.  Dice the ham.

    Diced Ham for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  3. At this point, you can store the prepared ingredients in the fridge or continue on to put everything together and bake.

Cook your Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.  You will need a 9x13 Casserole Dish or similar size.

  2. In the casserole dish, start by mixing the cold milk with the cornstarch until dissolved.  Then add in the broth, then cheese, parsley, and ham.  

    Diced Ham, parsley, and sauce in dish for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  3. Add the cauliflower florets and mix to combine.  Bake in the oven for 50 minutes covered.

    Raw Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake in dish. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  4. While the cauliflower Cordon Bleu is baking, make the topping.  Make bread crumbs using a slice of gluten free bread and blending it in a food processor.  Mix it with the cheese, parsley, and a dash of salt and pepper.

    Breadcrumbs, cheese, and parsley topping in bowl for Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes
  5. Remove the bake from the oven and sprinkle the topping all over top.  Put it back in the oven to bake for the final 10 minutes until the topping is crispy and golden.

    Hand sprinkling topping on Cauliflower Cordon Bleu Bake recipe. It layers in nutty and salty Gruyere Cheese, with a creamy Vegetable broth based sauce with garlic and parsley.  Then the ham and cauliflower are folded into all of this goodness and it's baked in the oven until it all becomes one knock-your-socks-off dish! #cauliflower #lowcarb #glutenfree #casserole #onepot #familydinner #mealprep #easydinner #dinner #healthydinner #healthyfood #healthyrecipes

 

 

Baked Eggs in Tomato & Pepper Sauce

Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce & Gruyere Cheese
It’s always hard to pick favorites, but I will because this Baked Eggs dish is SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS and is definitely my favorite egg dish.  It starts with a tangy red pepper and tomato sauce with smoky spices that cooks down into this thick and luscious sauce.  Then the eggs sit nestled right in the sauce and cook to perfection with the yolk still runny and ready to ooze.  The cheese baked on top under a broiler until melted and slightly browned adds more creaminess and the finishing salty touch.  Place the baked eggs and sauce over crisp tortillas and I swear you will not want to stop eating it!  My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

I love eggs for their taste, but also for the memories I associate with them.  When I was a child, my mom used to work on Saturday mornings and my dad would watch my brother and I.  Each Saturday, my dad would cook us eggs for breakfast.  Not just any eggs, experimental eggs.  One day it was ham and cheese – yum! – but another day it was applesauce that turned a frightening shade of green –  not yum!  Today, my older daughter is the scrambled egg cook in our house.  So, for whatever reason, eggs have always seemed to bring my family together in the kitchen.

Eggs are also incredibly versatile and can be used as the protein in a variety of dishes from salads, to pastas, to soups, to sandwiches.  In addition to their versatility, eggs are a great source of protein and are loaded with many different vitamins and nutrients, such as Vitamins A, B, D, E, and K, as well as antioxidants, such as Lutein, which is important for eyes.  So, this week I hope you enjoy the health benefits and create some of your own memories with eggs!

 

 

Baked Eggs in Spicy Tomato Pepper Sauce & Gruyere Cheese

This dish is SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS & it's one of my all-time fave egg dishes. It starts with a tangy red pepper and tomato sauce with smoky spices that cooks down into this thick and luscious sauce. Then the eggs sit nestled right in the sauce and cook to perfection with the yoke still runny and ready to ooze. The cheese baked on top under a broiler until melted and slightly browned adds more creaminess and the finishing salty touch. Set all of this over crisp tortillas and I swear you will not want to stop eating it! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp  olive oil
  • 1/2  medium red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 clove  garlic minced
  • ½ medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce 14oz
  • 1/2 tsp  chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp  cumin
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp  fresh chopped parsley
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 8-10 Soft Corn Tortillas 8-10ct

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place 4 tortillas on a sheet pan, brush with olive oil, and lightly salt. Heat for 10minutes, then flip tortillas over and cook for another 10-15 or until crisp.
  2. Dice half of onion. Chop half of red pepper into ½ inch pieces. Mince garlic.
  3. Heat 1 Tbls olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium. Add onion, sauté for a few minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add garlic (save ¼ for the sour cream) and bell pepper and continue to sauté till mixture is fragrant and softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and stir till blended.
  5. Allow mixture to simmer over medium heat for 5-7 minutes till it starts to reduce. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. While sauce is simmering, make Sour Cream topping – in a small bowl mix sour cream, garlic, a pinch of chili powder and a pinch of salt, then mix thoroughly and set aside.
  7. With a spoon, make 4 'holes' in the sauce for the eggs (depends on how many eggs you decided on). Crack the eggs, one at a time, into the openings, making sure to space them evenly over the sauce.

  8. Cover the pan. Allow mixture to simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the sauce has slightly reduced.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and put under broiler just until cheese is melted and lightly browned

Place 2 tortillas on a plate and cover with eggs and sauce