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Cauliflower Rollup with Goat Cheese & Sirloin Strips

January 28, 2019

Target Healthy Eating

This cauliflower rollup is low carb. What looks like a meal wrapped in flour dough, is wrapped in cauliflower dough. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
This was an anniversary dinner celebration with some special people. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
The first time we made this recipe, we used red cherry tomatoes because we couldn't find yellow and I hadn't yet thought of yellow beets, which work the best. But here's a photo of the first experiment, close up. You can see how luscious it is and what a hit it will be when you try making it. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.


Cauliflower Roll

1 large head of cauliflower

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

2 ounces shredded mozzarella

1 ounce parmesan, freshly grated

1 pinch salt

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3 or 4 fresh garlic cloves, minced

1 egg, whisked


1 container of Tofutti

3 ounces of creamy goat cheese

1/2 Tablespoon honey

10 yellow (or red) cherry tomatoes or yellow beets, which is what I used this time.

1 Tablespoon fresh parsley

7 ounces beef, cut into strips. Use a good tender cut of beef

1 rosemary sprig

2-3 garlic cloves

salt & pepper (to your taste)

This recipe is low in carbs but delicious. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.


1.     Do all washing, chopping, cutting, slicing, grating.

2.     Roast the yellow beets

Beets have been roasted; now sliced. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Chopping fresh parsley. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

1.     Cut the cauliflower florets off the stem and add them to a pot of boiling water. Once the cauliflower is soft, remove the florets and place them in a clean dish towel. Squeeze all the water out of the vegetables and place the dry cauliflower in a bowl.

Boiling the cauliflower florets. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Drain the cauliflower florets in a colander, until they cool down. Then, put the florets into a bowl lined with a clean dish towel. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Here's one of the most important steps in this whole recipe. Pick up the dish towel and twist it so that it tightly contains the cauliflower. Then squeeze the remaining water out of the florets and into the bowl. Squeeze every single drop of water out. If you don't do this step, you will not have cauliflower dough to bake or if you get to bake it, later, it won't hold the ingredients, and will fall apart. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Here is what the cauliflower should look like after you squeeze all liquid out of it with the kitchen towel. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

2. Add the whisked egg, mozzarella, parmesan, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper to the cauliflower and mix all the ingredients together with a fork.

To the squeeze-dried cauliflower, start to add the ingredients, as directed; first the egg, then mash it in with the cauliflower. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Adding more ingredients, then mashing everything all together. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

3. Evenly spread the mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake 20 minutes at 400?F.

Cover a baking sheet with the mashed cauliflower mixture with a spatula, as you see above and below. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
After you've pushed and flattened the mashed cauliflower mixture, over the parchment, it should look like this. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

4. Once the pan has cooled, spread Tofutti cream cheese over the cauliflower sheet and add sliced yellow beets and parsley.

Here is what the mashed cauliflower mixture looks like when taken out of the oven. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
After baked cauliflower has cooled down, add the Tofutti cream cheese. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
After adding the Tofutti cream cheese, the cauliflower looks like this (above). ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Next, sprinkle the parsley over the Tofutti cream cheese and add the sliced yellow beets. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

5. Slice the beef into thin strips and cook them, very briefly, in a pan together with rosemary and garlic. Spread the beef and pieces of goat cheese over the cauliflower sheet. Drizzle a little honey over the entire dish and season with salt and pepper.

Brown the steak on each side with garlic and rosemary. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Browning the second side. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Place all the ingredients over the baked cauliflower, as you see above. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

6. Use the parchment paper to help you roll up the finished dish.

Slowly, roll up the whole slab of cauliflower laden with goodies. Pull on the parchment, as you roll up the cauliflower. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

7. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees.

After the 10 additional minutes of baking, the rollup looks like this. Slice it carefully, like a meat loaf. Don't worry if it's deliciously gooey, when you serve each piece. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
By the end of this meal, there was nothing left. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

We started our celebratory meal with red and white wine, shrimp balls and chicken thingy finger food. Our guests selected various recipes for the main meal, continuing with red and white wine. The cauliflower rollup was the feature for the main meal. Dessert was red seedless grapes and cheese cubes, along with my lemon-blueberry pie and my ginger-Amaretto balls. A very grand time was had by all !

Individual spinach pies were served to our very special guests. I've been working on this recipe for some time, now. Will share in the near future. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.
Special hand crafted glasses to celebrate our 39th Anniversary with. ©Joyce Hays, Target Health Inc.

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