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Mushroom & Italian Sausage Cauliflower Risotto (Keto Friendly)

Mushroom & Italian Sausage Cauliflower Risotto (Keto Friendly)

I’m always looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy my favorite foods without all the carbs. And risotto is definitely one of my favorites! So when I found this recipe for keto mushroom & Italian sausage cauliflower risotto, I knew I had to try it.

And let me tell you, it did not disappoint! The risotto is creamy and flavorful, and the Italian sausage and mushrooms add a great depth of flavor. And the best part is, if you’re on a keto diet then this dish is only going to set you back 8 net carbs per serving!

What is Keto?

The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that is designed to put your body into a state of ketosis. In ketosis, your body burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.

The keto diet has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and reduced inflammation.

Why Eat Keto?

There are a number of reasons why people choose to eat keto. Some people are looking to lose weight, while others are trying to improve their health.

The keto diet can be a very effective way to lose weight. When you eat a keto diet, your body burns stored fat for energy. This can lead to significant weight loss over time.

The keto diet can also improve blood sugar control. When you eat a keto diet, your blood sugar levels tend to be more stable. This is because keto reduces the amount of insulin your body produces.

In addition, the keto diet has been shown to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a major contributor to many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

What is Risotto?

Risotto is a delicious and creamy Italian rice dish that is typically made with arborio rice, butter, white wine, and broth. However, risotto can be high in carbs, making it a challenge for people on the keto diet.

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That’s where cauliflower risotto comes in.

Creating a Low Carb Option of Risotto

Cauliflower risotto is a low-carb alternative to traditional risotto that is made with cauliflower rice instead of arborio rice. Cauliflower rice is a great substitute for rice because it is low in carbs and calories, but it still has a similar texture and flavor to rice.

This Mushroom & Italian Sausage Cauliflower Risotto recipe is a delicious and easy way to enjoy risotto while on the keto diet. The risotto is made with cauliflower rice, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and broth. It is seasoned with Italian herbs and spices, and it is finished with grated Parmesan cheese.

This recipe is also very versatile. You can add other vegetables to the risotto, such as zucchini, squash, or bell peppers. You can also use different types of sausage, such as chicken sausage or chorizo.

To make this recipe even more keto-friendly, you can use a low-carb broth and omit the Parmesan cheese. You can also add a dollop of heavy cream or sour cream to the top of the risotto for extra creaminess.

Mushroom & Italian Sausage Cauliflower Risotto

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A low carb option to the classic Italian dish


  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Diced Onion
  • 4-5 Sliced Portabella Mushrooms
  • 1 Italian Sausage Chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 head Cauliflower Riced
  • 1/3 cup Chicken Stock (Or Broth)
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated or Shredded
  • Dried Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Thyme
  • Cayenne Pepper


  • Heat skillet on med/high heat
  • Add oil to pan until evenly warm
  • Add mushrooms. Pan fry until slightly golden brown
  • Add onions & sausage (if more oil/butter needs to be added then feel free to do so)
  • Cook until onions are translucent and sausage is cooked. Add garlic and cook a min.
  • Turn heat down a tad and add cauliflower rice.
  • Mix cauliflower rice, mushrooms, onions and sausage together. Cook for about 3-5 mins until Cauliflower starts to get soft.
  • Add a sprinkle of chicken stock and stir. The let sit as it continues to cook. Try to avoid adding to much stock or stirring frequently or it will turn to mush.
  • Add a little more stock as needed.
  • Once the stock is evaporated add heavy whipping cream and parmesan. Let parmesan melt and then stir.
  • Now is a good time to season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and cayenne pepper.
  • Continue to cook for a little bit more and fluff with a fork.
  • Plate & Enjoy!
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