Cauliflower Caprese Skillet has all the comfort you want in a skillet dinner, plus a huge dose of vegetables. Now that's amazing!
Today, the dictionary is WRONG.
I just googled “what does Caprese mean?” and I was told “refers to something that comes from the Italian island of Capri.”
I’m calling Google’s bluff today. F-A-L-S-E with a capital FALSE.
I think you and I can both agree that the TRUE, real-life definition of “Caprese” should be “a flavor bomb of crazy delicious things that taste cheesy and fresh in your food-loving mouth.”
The magical combo of juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, a drizzle of olive oil and that CHEWY, SOFT and UBER luscious Mozzarella is enough to send anyone in a downward spiral of food addiction.
Except the kind of addiction that you NEVER want to break free from. You know the kind.
Side note: this kind of addiction also happens when you learn you can make CROCK POT paleo cookies with chocolate chips. Totally 100% addicted to making those on a regular basis.
Back to your new favorite dinner of all the dinners.
I don’t get that satisfied-just-ate-nutritious-food-and-now-the-HANGER-is-gone kinda feeling inside my stomach when I munch on tomatoes and cheese. It’s just doesn’t feel SOUL SATISYING.
You know what I’m talkin’ about.
Just like we are changing the definition of words, we are A-L-S-O changing that lack-of-satisfying-feeling today because this skillet meal of fresh, saucy goodness?
Packed with protein? CHECK. A dose of HIDDEN veggies? OH YEAAAA. Low carb but feels SO NOT? YES YES YES!
So, cauliflower patties. Let’s discuss.
I can already see your eyeballs peering at me question and wondering what in the planet Earth is a cauliflower patty? To be quite honest, I am not even 100% sure myself.
I don’t even know if it was ever a thing in food-land until the very moment that your eyes peeped at them. AKA: RIGHT NOW.
But, I was inspired by cauliflower pizzas. And decide that we make mini-fy a cauliflower crust and bake it inside a skillet of creamy, tomato yumminess that had just the right flavor profiles of basil! Oregano! Garlic!
And then load it up with ooey-gooey cheese, super-fresh basil, and call it Caprese.
It was also decided that it would be extra super delicious on top of a bed of fresh zucchini noodles. Spring is in the air my friends, it’s time to eat ALL THE VEGETABLES.
The main thing I love about this weeknight-dinner skillet of fancy-feeling Italian flavors is that you would actually never know that you’re shoveling 80% vegetables into your hungry-feed-me-now-dinner-eating belly.
The addition of ground turkey makes it feel all COZY and HEARTY and other general good food vibes that I know you’re going to love.
Let’s be real. How could you not love anything that uses, not one, but T-W-O varieties of Mozzarella?
My cheese loving-friends of internet-land, you know what they say: good big, or go home.
Spoiler alert: double the cheese is DEFINITELY not going home.
Unless you’re going home so that fancy-you can face plant into this fancy-feeling dinner.
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