High-Protein Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

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High-Protein Pizza Cauliflower Casserole

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Recipe Data

6
Servings
20min
Prep
1hr12min
Total

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Description

Skip pizza delivery tonight! Remake your favorite meat-and-veggie pizza as a healthier, family-pleasing casserole. It's higher in protein, with a ton of cheesy goodness.

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Ingredients
Serves 6
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1 (32-oz.) pkg. Basket & Bushel cauliflower florets
2 c. sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped tricolor bell peppers
⅓ c. Hy-Vee Short Cuts chopped red onions
1 (9.8-oz.) jar Gustare Vita cacio e pepe pasta sauce
4 oz. Hy-Vee cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. salt-free tomato, basil and garlic seasoning
1 (14-oz.) pkg. frozen Hy-Vee fully cooked Italian-style meatballs, thawed
½ c. Hy-Vee finely shredded pizza cheese
Gustare Vita pizza sauce, for garnish
Mini pepperoni, for garnish
Fresh basil, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • 4-qt. baking dish
  • Hy-Vee olive oil cooking spray
  • Food processor
  • Silicone spatula

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 4-qt. baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

  2. Place cauliflower, mushrooms, peppers and onions in prepared baking dish. Generously spray vegetables with cooking spray. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until cauliflower is fork-tender.

  3. Meanwhile, place pasta sauce, cream cheese and salt-free seasoning in a food processor. Cover and process on high for 1 minute or until smooth.

  4. Remove vegetables from oven. Add in meatballs. Fold in cream cheese mixture using a silicone spatula until well coated. Drizzle with pizza cheese.

  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until meatballs reach 165 degrees and edges are bubbly. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with pizza sauce, pepperoni and basil, if desired.

Nutrition facts

Servings

400 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 1050mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 23g

Daily Values

0%
Iron 10%
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Calcium 30%
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Vitamin D 0%
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Potassium 15%

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