Creamy Ham Casserole Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Creamy Ham Casserole which belongs to the Pork and Lamb recipe category.
- 2 cups (300g) cooked ham, cubed
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 large stalk celery, with leaves
- 2 cups (480 ml) Carb Countdown dairy beverage
- 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
- 6 teaspoons guar or xanthan
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt or Vege-Sal
- teaspoon pepper
- 8 ounces (225 g) Gruyere cheese, shredded
Run the cauliflower through the slicing blade of a food processor.
Transfer it to a bowl and replace the slicing disc with the S-blade.
Chop the onion and celery fine in the food processor.
With a hand blender or regular blender, blend the Carb Countdown and broth.
Add the guar or xanthan and blend it until there are no lumps.
Pour the mixture it into a saucepan and heat it over medium-low heat.
(If you do have a hand blender, you may as well just dump the Carb Countdown and the chicken broth in the saucepan and use the hand blender to blend in the thickener in the pot to save a little dishwashing.
) Stir in the dry mustard, salt or Vege-Sal, and pepper.
When the sauce is hot, stir in the cheese, a little at a time, until it's all melted.
Turn off the heat.
Spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Put in a layer of cauliflower, a lighter layer of onion and celery, and then a generous layer of ham.
Repeat these layers until everything's gone and the slow cooker is full.
Pour half of the sauce over the top.
It won't immediately flow down into the food in the slow cooker, so poke down into it several times with the handle of a rubber scraper or spoon, piercing the layers to the bottom.
The sauce will start to seep down.
When there's more room on top, pour in the rest of the sauce and poke down through the layers again.
Cover the slow cooker, set it to low, and let it cook for 6 to 7 hours.
Each with 24 g protein, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g dietary fiber, 4 g usable carbs.