This post is sponsored by Progresso. All opinions expressed are all my own.
I recently had a good friend ask me if I would help her out with some recipes that are healthy, fairly low carb and delicious. Her New Year’s resolution was to lost a little weight and to feel better. I told her I would brainstorm and come up with a few ideas.
Keeping that in mind, during one of my last grocery runs to Wal-Mart I had an idea that I had to try. Progresso has a fantastic line of soups for any palate. I happen to be in love with their Tomato Basil soup – it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner paired with a grilled cheese. Although they’re delicious by themselves I wanted to come up with a new recipe idea using their Light Chicken Noodle Soup.
I love a good challenge.
The typical Shepherd’s Pie is a layered casserole with beef and vegetables in a broth or sauce topped with mashed potatoes and baked.
This one tastes just as indulgent, but sooo much better for the waistline. That’s not mashed potatoes you’re seeing there – that’s mashed cauliflower.
This is SO good. I boiled the cauliflower until it was tender and put it through my food processor with some milk, cream cheese and a few other things. It was so easy.
I had my friend over for dinner the night that I made this and she LOVED it! I was surprised myself – it turned out so much better than I anticipated. The cauliflower was so dense and rich; it added just the right amount of contrast to the soup. It’s a brilliant substitute for potatoes.
You get your veggies and protein, and lots of flavor but less fat and calories.
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