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Paleo Nacho Casserole

If you love nachos (who doesn’t?), you are going to want to make this dairy-free and paleo nacho casserole. It’s creamy and crispy at the same time, and has a ridiculously addicting flavor combo! 

Paleo Beef Nacho Casserole

The other day, a friend asked me, “What would your last meal be?” Without hesitation, I said, “Nachos. Loaded with EVERYTHING.” Because, friends, nachos are just the best kind of food filled with everything I love, and I wouldn’t be mad if it was the only thing I can eat for the rest of my life.

While my stomach can’t handle cheese and corn chips to have nachos regularly, I can make my own version at home using my Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese and Siete Foods tortilla chips. Oh, what a world we live in today.

So, the other day, I made this Paleo Nacho Casserole on a whim for dinner, and it turned out fantastic. And I’m so excited to share it with you!

Paleo Beef Nacho CasserolePaleo Beef Nacho Casserole

I’ll be honest. I was a bit nervous about how this recipe would turn out because I never cooked with my Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese. However, the cheesiness and the creaminess really come through in this recipe, and the crunchiness of the tortilla chip topping with that base is just a magical combo.

If you don’t have access to Siete Foods tortilla chips and you do okay with eating corn, you can use regular corn chips. You can even go with not using any chips at all, and just make the base as a dip for veggies. Top the whole thing with your favorites like avocado slices, guacamole, jalapeño slices, hot sauce, and/or chopped cilantro, and you have a ridiculously delicious meal that you won’t want to stop eating!

Paleo Beef Nacho CasserolePaleo Beef Nacho Casserole

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Paleo Nacho Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1½ cups Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1½ cups crushed tortillas chips (I used Siete Foods, but you can also use corn chips if not strict paleo)
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, avocado, sliced jalapeno, olives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for 5 minutes until soft and translucent.
  4. Add ground beef and sea salt, and sauté for 5-10 minutes until cooked through, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and drain the fat.
  6. Stir in salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese.
  7. Add whisked eggs and stir together until mixed.
  8. Top evenly with crushed tortilla chips.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Top with any additional toppings you like before serving.

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Paleo Beef Nacho Casserole (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo cauliflower nacho cheese only takes 5 minutes to make, and it’s nut free and dairy free so anyone can enjoy it! 

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Well, the June gloom of Southern California is officially over! It’s hot and sunny over here, and I absolutely love it. I made it to the beach this past weekend, enjoyed some sunbathing, went on long walks around the neighborhood, and made this cauliflower nacho cheese sauce. It was glorious.

It’s been a very, very long time since I had cheese, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cravings for it. Because CHEESE, guys. It’s just wonderful. Most dairy substitutes are made with nuts, but my digestion isn’t great when I eat a ton of nuts at a time. So when I recently saw that many bloggers were using frozen cauliflower in smoothies to make it creamy, I thought it would be a great idea to make this nacho cheese sauce with it. And it really delivers on the velvety texture!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Sure, you can dip just about anything in this cauliflower nacho cheese, but I highly recommend you enjoy it with Siete Foods Tortilla Chips. They are just so darn crispy and delicious, and I’ve become a serious addict (especially the lime flavor!). If you don’t want to use it as a dip, you can even use it as sauce or dressing. I put it over some roasted potatoes the other day, and ermagah, the combination was amazing!

If you can’t eat the real stuff like me, and you want some cheese in your life, you gotta make this recipe. It’s healthy, nutritious, and allergen-free!

Paleo Vegan Cauliflower Nacho Cheese

Paleo Cauliflower Nacho Cheese
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of frozen raw riced cauliflower
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • Optional: ½ tsp red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Use as dip, sauce, or dressing! This nacho cheese is great heated or chilled. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Cauliflower Nacho Cheese (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Brighten up your Easter brunch table with this purple cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

If you are here thinking this is blueberry pie, sorry. This is actually a delicious and savory paleo quiche made with purple cauliflower to give it a deep purple hue. I know it might look a bit crazy, but trust me: it’s SO good!

It always amazes how colorful real food can be. I’m always fascinated by tumeric and beets and how they can just change the colors of anything they touch. And did you know these deep pigments of our food actually tell us something their nutrient profile? Each color signifies different micronutrient levels that are so beneficial to include in our diets. That’s why I always try to put a variety of colors on my plate!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

 

By the way, Easter is just around the corner and we don’t particularly celebrate it in our house since we aren’t religious, but I do enjoy the idea of this holiday. I honestly love any celebration that brings our loved ones together, and involves activities and games that everyone can join in on.

And what better way to celebrate than with healthy and delicious dishes that everyone can enjoy? I think this cauliflower and mushroom paleo quiche will be a perfect addition for this weekend’s brunch table. And if you don’t like the look of a purple quiche, you can just use regular ol’ white cauliflower instead and the flavor will be the same.

But Easter is all about beautiful colors, so why not have fun with it? I think kids will especially love it.

Hope you make this delicious paleo quiche, and have a happy and blessed Easter weekend!

Purple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo QuichePurple Cauliflower Mushroom Paleo Quiche

Purple Cauliflower & Mushroom Paleo Quiche
 
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Ingredients
For the crust
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp avocado oil
  • 4 tbsp water
For the filling
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp fresh thyme
  • 1 medium purple cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
Instructions
For the crust
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 10 inch quiche pan with cooking oil.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt, and garlic powder.
  4. Add an egg, avocado oil, and water, and mix together until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough into the pan until evenly flattened out on all sides.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes until golden.
For the filling
  1. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion, and cook stirring until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and garlic, and sauté for 7-8 minutes until the mushrooms have sweat out and softened.
  4. Take off heat and stir in thyme.
  5. Fill a saucepan with 2 inches of water and bring to boil over medium high heat.
  6. Add cauliflower, close the lid and let steam for 7 minutes.
  7. Drain the cauliflower and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Place the cauliflower florets in a blender with coconut milk, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  9. Add eggs and pulse a few times until they are well mixed in.
For the quiche
  1. Add the cooked mushroom mixture to the baked quiche crust and spread it out evenly.
  2. Pour the blended cauliflower over the mushrooms.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center of the quiche is set.

Whole30 Gluten Free Purple Cauliflower and Mushroom Paleo Quiche