When it comes to food, the simple things sometimes can end up being the tastiest. Take Beef & Cauliflower Bake, for instance. There’s not a whole lot to it when it comes to making it, but the flavors it brings, well, that’s a different story. Loaded with tender cauliflower rice, juicy beef, herby spices, melty cheese, and a creamy sauce, you’ll be glad this humble dish is on your menu. So don’t worry about needing to be fancy every night because Beef & Cauliflower Bake will make your dinnertime simply delicious!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen cauliflower rice, cooked according to the package directions
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk, optional
  • 8 ounces Italian blend cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil.

Step 3 –Add the onions to the oil and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4 –Stir the garlic into the onions and cook until it is fragrant, about 20 seconds.

Step 5 –Add the ground beef, the Italian seasoning, the paprika, the salt, and the pepper to the onion mixture and cook, while breaking up the meat, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 6 –Add the spinach to the beef mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain the excess grease.

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Step 7 –In a 9×13-inch baking dish, combine the cooked cauliflower rice, the sour cream, the butter, and the dried basil and mix until it is combined and creamy. If the sour cream and the butter aren’t melting completely, stir in some of the milk.

Step 8 –Add the beef mixture to the rice mixture and stir until everything is completely combined.

Step 9 –Top the beef mixture with the cheese.

Step 10 –Bake the beef and cauliflower mixture until it is bubbly and the cheese has melted, about 22-25 minutes.

Step 11 –Let the bake rest, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 12 –Slice and serve.