Cajun cauliflower tot casserole is spicy and deliciously healthy too. The whole family will love this cozy dish.
This gluten free tater tot casserole is my marriage IN SKILLET FORM.
And all the people said “WHAAAAAAAAAA?!”
Like I told in the paleo Cajun cauliflower casserole, Mr.FFF is a Cajun connoisseur. Not a week goes by that he doesn’t ask me to develop take a recipe and give it a little CAJUN INVASION twist.
And, every week, I say “maybe baby.”
And then proceed to make paleo cranberry almond cookies. Because, in my brain, cookies >>>> Cajun eats.
If you’re on my side, you agree. If you’re on Mr. FFF’s side?
Why are here?
Just kidding. Sort of.
Either way, this skillet full of spicy tomato, tender chicken, juicy slices of sausage, shrimp AND – of course – the HOLY TRINITY of peppers, onions and celery goes out to you BABE.
BUTBUTBUT, the CAULIFLOWER tots in this cauliflower tater tot casserole? ALLLLLL me baby.
ANDANDAND, fun-fact-about-Taylor alert: ever since I was little, my nickname has been “tater tot.”
So, Cajun + Cauliflower + Tater Tot = an FFF marriage made in a skillet. Now you understand.
Did you even know that you could use cauliflower instead of potatoes to get your tater tot B-L-I-S-S on, but without all the mega-overload of carb-ines? I mean, yes you did, since I already told you about them a few weeks ago. BUT, HAS THIS JOYOUS DISCOVERY REALLY SUNK INTO YOUR REAL PERSON LIFE YET?
Just to drive it home: cauliflower + food processor + CHEESECHEESECHEESE + BAKE = TOTS! ß How fun is that?
Dip em. Dunk em. Eat them ALL! These crunchy circles of love and yumminess are meeting your daily veggie requirements friends. And we are NOT going to complain about THAT.
We could just end our saga right there and eat our crispy-golden-brown-pieces-of-vegetable-heaven all on their own. But, that would be depriving yourself of the ULTIMATE of dinner deliciousness: baking them in a spicy, saucy skillet that’s piled high with a flavor BURST of GARLIC! ONION! ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE! PARSLEY! MORE CHEEEEEEEEEESE!
It’s the weeknight dinner of your dreams in the sense that 1. HELLO YUMMAY and 2. BOTH your kiddos and your hub’ will NOT complain ONE BIT for eating veggies and generally healthy food that is going to make them feel all nourished and good inside.
Not even the cauliflower HATING man that always seems to be hanging around (I guess that happens with marriage?) even QUESTIONED the use of vegetables instead of potatoes.
You KNOW the feeling when that happens. I’m tellin’ ya: cheesy-crispy-crunchy-cauliflower tots are the way to any “healthy haters” HEART.
Let’s sit down and have a little chat about the VRY VRY needed Cajun seasoning in this skillet of weeknight-dinner-dreams: it’s got some HEAT.
If you’re the kinda person that likes to feel that warm sensation trickling down the back of your throat, and heating up your stomach, then the amount of seasoning is 4 YOUUUU. However, my peeps, if you don’t like spicy food, I suggest you reduce it a little.
Just warning you. Giving you ALMOST ALL the made-of-vegetables-pieces to the dinner puzzle.
Spoiler alert: face planting into this 2NITE, is the final, missing piece.
Go forth and SOLVE.