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CAULIFLOWER BAKED ZITI INGREDIENTS: 1 medium cauliflower head, chopped into florets 1 pound ground turkey, chicken or beef
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DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the florets on the baking sheet in an even layer. Roast for 20 to 23 minutes or until fork tender and slightly golden brown. 3. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the meat. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil. Cook the meat and onion until the meat is no longer pink and the onion is translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Use a spatula or spoon to break up the meat and drain once cooked. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. 4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350° Fahrenheit. In a bowl, combine the ricotta and eggs. Add the dried parsley and mix until blended together. 5. Slice half the mozzarella log into cubes. Cut the remaining mozzarella into thin slices. 6. In a large stainless steel bowl, combine the roasted cauliflower, cooked ground meat, ricotta-egg mixture, sauce and 2 tablespoons basil. Mix until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. 7. In a large casserole dish, add half the cauliflower mixture. Add the mozzarella cubes in an even layer. Spread the remaining cauliflower mixture on top. Add the mozzarella slices and Parmesan cheese. 8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Garnish with the remaining basil and serve.
2 cups marinara or pasta sauce 1 medium yellow onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic) 1 1/2 cup ricotta 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon garlic powder 4 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced 16-ounce mozzarella log 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Olive oil Salt and pepper
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