The nights are still cold and you’re looking for something warm to fill you up, but you still have those kilos you put on during the stress-snacking. I know some vegetable-phobic people are not too fond of broccoli, but this bake will change your mind…probably because of all the cheese around it. This dish is one of the nicest keto-friendly dishes that I had during my weight-loss journey. As I said in my previous recipe article, Meatballs with Mozzarella and Spinach, I lost nine kilos in three months. Before deciding if the keto is the perfect diet for you, always consult a doctor or nutritionist first (as you should do before starting any serious diet). All that being said, let me tell you how to make this cheesy fantastic meal.

15 minutes prep time + 30 minutes cooking time

What you need (for two servings):
160g sausages – thin chipolata sausages work best
160g broccoli
75g cauliflower
30g leek
37g onion
2⁄3 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
80ml sour cream
20g butter
60g grated cheese
2⁄3 teaspoon of thyme (fresh or dried)
Salt and pepper


1. The first thing you need to do is cook up the sausages on a frying pan until cooked all the way through. Once cooked, take them off the heat and cut them into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.

2. Boil the broccoli and cauliflower for 15 minutes and drain the water. Cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.

3. Preheat the oven to 200°C

4. Roughly chop the leek and onion. Fry in a pan with the butter.

5. Once the leek and onion have been cooked slightly, add the sausages, broccoli, and cauliflower to the pan. Stir thoroughly to mix everything well. After 5 minutes, place the sausages and vegetables into a baking dish.

6. Mix the mustard with the sour cream. Mix until it has blended well. Once the mixture has blended well together, spread over the vegetables and sausages.

7. Add the cheese to the top and season with thyme, salt, and pepper.

8. Bake in the oven on the upper rack for 15 minutes.

And there you have it: a delicious veggie and sausage bake, totalling just 12 grams of carbs! Delicious, healthy, and a nice warm meal for the winter nights. My favourite thing about it: it’s cheap. Using frozen broccoli and cauliflower can drive the price right down. So, if you’re a broke student like I am, and you’re trying to be healthy while not breaking the bank: this bake is the dish for you. If you’re still feeling hungry or want to try something else, why not check out the other recipes on the HUB?