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Artichoke and Chicken Sausage Cauliflower

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage Cauliflower "Paella"


Using cauliflower "rice" makes this one-pan paella with artichokes and chicken sausage a perfect paleo dish for an upscale dinner.


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil , divided
  • 3 links sweet Italian chicken sausage, diced
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, or more to taste, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can artichokes, drained
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups snow peas


  1. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor; pulse into grains the size of rice.
  2. Combine hot water and saffron threads in a small bowl; let stand for 3 minutes to infuse.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a paella pan over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and onion; cook for 3 minutes. Add saffron infusion, carrot, garlic, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir cauliflower "rice" and artichokes into the pan. Cook and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Pour in stock; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until most of the stock is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in snow peas; simmer until all stock is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  5. Remove paella from the heat and drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil on top.

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Nutritional Information

Artichoke and Chicken Sausage Cauliflower "Paella"

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 427.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 36 %
carbohydrates: 10 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 41 %
fat: 42 %
saturated fat: 32 %
cholesterol: 9 %
vitamin a iu: 71 %
niacin equivalents: 43 %
vitamin b6: 49 %
vitamin c: 200 %
folate: 33 %
calcium: 9 %
iron: 43 %
magnesium: 23 %
potassium: 27 %
sodium: 88 %
thiamin: 50 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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