Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Sausage Stuffing

My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the sausage stuffing.  A once a year treat… until now!  I took out the bread to make it paleo and the flavors did not disappoint!  Carving up a pork loin roast can be a daunting task.  Not sure how to get started?  A quick Google search can provide you with many answers as to how to “butterfly” a pork loin roast (no, not tenderloin).  Serve this with a batch of sauteed brussel sprouts and you have an awesome and satisfying meal!


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Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Before I became a cavegirl, pasta was my absolute favorite dish. Ok, who am I kidding, it IS still my favorite dish, I just don’t eat it. While you can’t go into a spaghetti squash meal anticipating a giant bowl of pasta in front of you, it sure does make a great substitute! By making it this way, it absorbs that incredible flavors from the sausage and broccoli rabe making for a VERY satisfying meal!

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Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Chicken Breast

Growing up in an house with a Portuguese mother and and Italian father meant that broccoli rabe was a staple at the dinner table. It can be a strong flavor, but certainly a delicious one! If broccoli rabe isn’t your thing, try substituting spinach!

2 chicken breasts
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
1 bunch broccoli rabe
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tomato
1 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste

1. At least an hour before, marinate chicken with 1 clove garlic minced, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a ziplock bag.
2. When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium heat.
3. Wash and chop broccoli rabe. In a large pot, sauté 1 clove of minced garlic in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil until fragrant. Add broccoli rabe, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Allow to sauté for about 3 mi uses until wilted.
4. Slice pockets into the chicken breast carefully. Stuff each pocket with broccoli rabe and secure opening with a toothpick.
5. Grill for 10 minutes per side. While chicken is grilling, make a small tomato salad by dicing a ripe tomato and tossing with balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
6. When the chicken is grilled, plate with a pile of tomatoes and enjoy!