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Keto Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

Patricia Reitz

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Bangers and Mash is a British meal traditionally made with mashed potatoes, but today I’ve opted to switch out the potatoes for mashed loaded cauliflower in order to make the meal more keto-friendly. Don’t get me wrong, potatoes are my all-time favorite vegetable, but for 1/5 the carb load, I don’t mind subbing cauliflower now and then. With yummy additions like cheese and bacon, I promise you won’t miss the spuds.

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Keto Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

makes 6 servings

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

FOR THE BANGERS:

  • Irish-style bangers

  • olive oil

FOR THE ONION GRAVY:

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons water

FOR THE MASHED CAULIFLOWER:

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets, steamed

  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • garnish: sliced scallions or chopped chives

Directions

TO MAKE THE BANGERS:

  1. Drizzle olive oil in a heavy-bottom skillet and brown bangers on each side; remove from pan and make onions in the same skillet, without cleaning the skillet.

TO MAKE THE ONION GRAVY:

  1. In the same skillet used to cook bangers, melt the butter and saute the onions until they are caramelized, stirring frequently.

  2. Add water to deglaze pan and return bangers; simmer until bangers are heated through.

TO MAKE THE MASHED CAULIFLOWER:

  1. Mash together the hot steamed cauliflower, cheddar cheese, butter, sour cream, and crumbled bacon; taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

  2. Garnish with sliced scallions or chopped chives if desired.

Nutritional stats for one serving of mashed cauliflower (recipe serves 6):

  • calories 199

  • protein 8g

  • fat 17g

  • total carbs 5g

  • fiber 2g

  • net carbs 3g

Keto Sesame Zoodles with Roasted Pork

Patricia Reitz

This delicious, low carb, Keto-friendly recipe is a revision of one I shared several years ago (here). Instead of using asian noodles, I used spiralized zucchini. The zucchini is barely cooked - basically it’s just heated through in the sauce just before serving so it maintains its structural integrity and ever-so-slight crunch. If you don’t have leftover roasted pork loin to add, just omit it and serve the zucchini doused in the tasty sesame sauce as a side dish.

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Do you have an inspiralizer - there’s just something zen about spiralizing veggies. I love-love-love using it.

low carb keto sesame noodles zoodles recipe

Just for the fun of it, I decided to challenge myself and see if I could eat the entire bowl using only chopsticks. I had a great time slurping away and I’m happy to report I was able to finish my lunch without the use of a fork or spoon! I hope you’ll give this yummy recipe a try. Enjoy!

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Keto Sesame Zoodles with Roasted Pork

makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium zucchini, spiralized into “zoodles”

  • 6 ounces cooked pork loin, sliced into matchsticks

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili oil (or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes)

  • 2 scallions, sliced thin on the diagonal, green tops reserved for garnish

  • Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes or Sriracha (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat garlic, soy, rice vinegar, oils, and white scallion parts until bubbly, add pork to heat through, then stir in the spiraled zucchini; stir well to combine.  

  2. Remove from heat and garnish with green scallion tops. If desired, serve with crushed red pepper flakes and/or sriracha.

Keto stats: 460 calories, 21g protein, 40g fat, 11g carbs, 4g fiber, total 7g net carbs.