Low-Carb Turnips Au Gratin

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This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.

Au gratin means it’s covered with breadcrumbs or grated cheese and browned. The most popular high-carb favorite is potatoes au gratin. Obviously when you’re eating low-carb, white potatoes are not going to fit into your food plan.

My low-carb swap for replacing potatoes in this recipe is turnips. It’s the perfect low-carb veggie to replicate the size of potatoes as well as the color. If you’ve never tried turnips, I highly suggest this recipe!

If you dislike turnips, check out the original recipe to see what other low-carb vegetables you can use.

turnips au gratin

Low-Carb Turnips Au Gratin

This creamy and cheesy low-carb recipe will bring you all the comfort of potatoes au gratin with half the carbs!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 319 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 2.25 pounds turnips about 6 medium
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2.5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 9 baking dish or 1.5 quart dish.

  2. Peel the turnips and slice thinly about an 1/8th of an inch or use a mandolin.

  3. Whisk together the cream, garlic, melted butter, salt and pepper.

  4. Layer one third of the turnip slices on the bottom of the dish. Pour one third of the cream mixture over the turnips. Sprinkle a half cup of mozzarella over that. Repeat this process for the second and third layers. You will have 1 cup of mozzarella remaining.

  5. Cover and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until turnips are soft. Remove cover, sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling.

Recipe Notes

Net carbs: 7g

Nutrition Facts

Low-Carb Turnips Au Gratin

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319 Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value*

Fat 26g40%

Saturated Fat 17g106%

Cholesterol 35mg12%

Sodium 621mg27%

Potassium 281mg8%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 407IU8%

Vitamin C 30mg36%

Calcium 223mg22%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Low-Carb Turnips Au Gratin Recipe

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Last Updated: January 29th, 2021

Filed Under: Food, Partners, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Since 2011, Brenda’s blog, Sugar-Free Mom, has become the most popular sugar-free source on the web today. She has a devoted following of those looking to reduce sugar consumption, many who follow a low-carb diet, and many who have multiple allergies. Her first cookbook, Sugar-Free Mom, Naturally Sweet & Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family, was released on December 9, 2014. This book is a wonderful beginner’s guide to going sugar-free with over 100 family-friendly recipes. Her second cookbook, Naturally Keto, includes a wide variety of over 125 recipes from breakfast to desserts, many dairy-free and nut-free, as well as a 4-week meal plan, a beginner’s guide to starting keto, tips on dealing with a reluctant spouse, kitchen essentials, and foolproof fabulous recipes for entertaining a non-low-carb crowd.

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