Happy Thursday, my friends!
I am always looking for dishes that I can cook early in the week and eat for lunch the rest of the week. For some reason lunch is SO HARD for me; I’ll save that topic for another day. (If you have lunch tips, send my way, help!) This meatballs and cauli mash recipe is a bulls-eye when it comes to making a meal in bulk and eating it all week. Personally, I like to cook dinner every night, it’s therapeutic for me, but I love having leftovers for lunch during the week.
I found this meatballs and cauli mash recipe on the Whole30Recipes Instagram account and changed a few things, so here is my version! I promise it will not disappoint!
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground Italian sausage (Use ground pork if you are doing Whole30)
1/4 cup almond flour
1 egg, beaten
1/2 onion, diced
1 jalapeno, ribbed and diced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper
1 jar marinara sauce
- First, preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Mix the meat, plus all other ingredients (other than the sauce and the parsley) into a bowl.
- Roll the meatballs into golf ball size balls.
- Place the meatballs on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes. This step is just to slightly cook the meatballs.
- Place the marinara in a dutch oven and bring to a simmer.
- Then, add the meatballs to the marinara, along with some salt and pepper. Let the little guys simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.
1 cauliflower head
1 tbsp ghee
Salt and Pepper
Optional: A splash of coconut milk. Not too much though! (Measuring is for the birds. Ain’t nobody got time for that!)
- Cut cauliflower into large pieces.
- Steam the cauliflower pieces for about 15 minutes or until it’s soft enough to puncture with a fork.
- Place steamed cauliflower in a large bowl, add seasonings, ghee and coconut milk and start mashing. Some recipes call for a blender, but I hate cleaning my blender, so that’s not an option for me. A masher works just fine!
- Finally, make sure it passes the taste test and feel free to add a bit more salt or pepper to your liking.
I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Comment below and let me know how it turned out for you! Now, go kick the rest of this week’s ass, as always ?