Guys, you want this Cheesy Keto Polenta in your life! It’s bought the entire flavors and textures of a real smooth polenta, however with out the carbs! 🙌🏻
Polenta is usually made with cornmeal, and has lengthy been a staple of each Italian and Mexican cooking. Hearty and cheap, polenta will be served smooth, porridge fashion with a sauce over it (see my just lately posted Keto Short Rib Ragu, which I served over this tacky Keto polenta,) or fashioned right into a log after which sliced to be grilled or fried.
This tacky Keto polenta is finest served porridge fashion, because it doesn’t comprise sufficient pure starch to remain strong – I’ll work on a model for that down the highway although, as a result of fried polenta is 💣💥🤩
Obviously, a Keto polenta wouldn’t be made out of cornmeal, so in case you guessed cauliflower…ding ding ding, you might be appropriate! But since a mildly gritty texture is attribute of a real polenta, I added some almond flour to the puree. This method thickens my tacky Keto polenta, and offers it that genuine polenta mouthfeel.
Finally, as a result of corn, and thus polenta, has a slight pure sweetness to it, I additionally added some erythritol to this Keto polenta to realize that “corny” taste.
Now let’s discuss in regards to the cheese, as a result of you may’t put “cheesy” within the title after which skimp on the cheese amirite? I used high quality Parmesan cheese on this tacky keto polenta recipe, making it a comforting meal on it’s personal, or as a impartial base for nearly any pot roast, meat sauce, my turkey saltimbocca meatballs, and many others.
That being stated, this tacky keto polenta recipe will be custom-made in taste by switching up your cheeses – for instance, in case you’re going for a southern fashion “grits”, then you should use a smoked cheddar – turning this into a wonderful keto aspect dish for any sort of BBQ’d meats, or a base for Shrimp and Grits – just like the recipe in my finest-promoting e book Keto for Life.
If you wish to go Mexican or Central American fashion, you may add any queso blanco, or queso fresco, perhaps stir in slightly chopped cilantro, after which use this as a base for my Cuban Pot Roast, or alongside my Mexican Chori-Pollo.
One last observe about this tacky keto polenta recipe… Since we additionally “eat with our eyes,” including a couple of drops of yellow meals coloring makes this keto polenta seem extra genuine. If you hate the thought of artificially dying your meals, you will get comparable outcomes with a small quantity of turmeric or annatto as a pure various.
Of course, that is utterly optionally available and gained’t have an effect on the outcomes taste smart in any respect – so you may completely skip this step if a golden-coloured polenta isn’t vital to you. I promise it is going to style scrumptious both approach!
Cheesy Keto Polenta – Low Carb
Author: Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Total Time: 17 minutes Yield: four servings 1x
This versatile tacky keto polenta is hearty and satisfying, with solely 4g internet carbs per serving! Customize it with completely different cheeses and serve in quite a lot of scrumptious methods!
four heaping cups uncooked cauliflower floretsthree tablespoons heavy whipping cream2 tablespoons butterthree/four teaspoon kosher salt1/four teaspoon floor black pepper1/eight teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon granulated erythritol sweetenerhalf cup finely grated parmesan cheese1/four cup superfine blanched almond flour1/four cup unsweetened almond milkthree – 5 drops yellow meals coloring (optionally available)
Combine the cauliflower, heavy whipping cream, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and erythritol in a microwave secure bowl.Microwave on excessive, uncovered, for eight – 10 minutes, or till fork tender.Transfer the cauliflower and liquids to a blender or meals processor, and mix till principally clean.Return to the bowl and stir in almond flour, parmesan cheese, almond milk, and meals coloring if utilizing.Heat within the microwave for a further 2 minutes.Stir and serve sizzling, garnished with extra grated cheese if desired.
Approximate internet carbs per serving = 4g.
Since microwaves range, if yours could be very highly effective check out the cauliflower at 6 to eight minutes so it doesn’t overcook. Alternatively, in case your microwave is sort of wimpy, it might take as much as 12 minutes or longer to realize a fork tender cauliflower that will probably be simple to mix.
Category: keto aspect dishesCuisine: Italian
Serving Size: three/four cupCalories: 211Fat: 17gCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gProtein: 9g
Keywords: polenta, aspect dishes, cauliflower, keto, Italian, Mexican, gluten free, low carb