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This Keto Lamb Chops and Cauliflower Mash Dinner Is Easy and Low-Carb

The cheesy cauliflower mash makes an awesome side dish for grilled steaks, chicken dishes, and seafood.
This Keto Lamb Chops and Cauliflower Mash Dinner Is Easy and Low-Carb
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Break out your cast-iron skillet, or use this opportunity to buy one—it's the key to getting a delicious sear on these medium-rare lamb chops. The chops take center stage with just a simple rub of rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. But the showstopper in this dish is the Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash. It's buttery, creamy, and decadent. You'll never miss mashed potatoes again! Well, you might, but potatoes are a keto no-no, so this alternative is your only keto-friendly side dish.

Nutrition: 740 calories, 54 g fat (26 g saturated), 1,617 mg sodium, 11 g carbs (3 g fiber, 3 g sugar) 52 g protein

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

Skillet Lamb Chops

6 small lamb rib chops (1 rib each)
2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper or 1/8 tsp Aleppo pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash

1 small head cauliflower
2 tbsp shredded Swiss cheese
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp green onion (optional)

How to Make It

1

Season the chops

Seasoning lamb chops before cooking
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Place lamb chops on a plate. In a small bowl, combine rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper; rub over all sides of the chops. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes while preparing the Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash.

2

Steam the cauliflower

Steaming cauliflower in a steel basket on the stove
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Core 1 small head of cauliflower and cut into 3 cups florets; place in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until very tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes.

3

Blend smooth

Blending cauliflower and cheese to make cauliflower mash
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Transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Cover and blend until almost smooth. Add 2 tablespoons each of shredded Swiss cheese, sour cream, and butter, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Cover and blend to desired consistency. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion (optional) and pulse just to mix.

4

Cook the chops

Cooking lamb chops in a skillet
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Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add lamb chops to skillet. Cook 3 minutes per side for medium-rare (brown on outside and pink in center). Divide Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash between two dinner plates and top 3 lamb chops each.

Full Recipe

  1. Place lamb chops on a plate. In a small bowl, combine rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper; rub over all sides of chops. Cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes while preparing Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash.
  2. Core 1 small head cauliflower and cut into 3 cups florets; place in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam until very tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a food processor. Cover and blend until almost smooth. Add 2 tablespoons each of shredded Swiss cheese, sour cream, and butter, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Cover and blend to desired consistency. Add 2 tablespoons of chopped green onion (optional) and pulse just to mix.
  4. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add lamb chops to skillet. Cook 3 minutes per side for medium-rare (brown on outside and pink in center). Divide Swiss Cheese Cauliflower Mash between two dinner plates and top 3 lamb chops each.

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