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Low Carb Turnip Gratin

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This turnip gratin is a tasty and delicious low carb side dish! Layers of thinly sliced turnip are roasted with cream and cheese – a fantastic combination!

Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe

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This turnip side dish is like a cross between a gratin and a dauphinois! The turnips are a fantastic substitute for potatoes when cooked this way – although I highly recommend using a mandoline to make the slices even!

Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe

Are Turnips Keto?

One medium turnip (approx. 4oz) contains only 6g net carbs in total! Turnips can be grilled, roasted, fried, mashed, or made into soup – basically most ways of cooking that are used for potatoes can also be used for turnips. So they're not something that you want in every meal, but definitely MUCH lower in carbs than other similar vegetables. Turnips are also loaded with fiber, vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

Check out all my keto turnip recipes!

How to Make Turnip Gratin

Spray a cast-iron skillet with olive oil spray. You could also use a small baking dish, but the skillet makes for a good presentation, I think!
 
Slice the turnips on a mandoline, and divide them into three piles. Don't discard any slices that aren't complete circles – it really won't affect the finished dish!
Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe
 
In a bowl or jug, mix together heavy cream, ¾ cup of shredded cheese (I use my usual Italian cheese blend but a mild cheddar would also work well), and black pepper.
 
Layer one third of the sliced turnips into the skillet, then top with a third of the cream mixture.

Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe

 
Repeat for two more layers and sprinkle more cheese over the top.
Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe
 
Roast in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the turnips are tender. If it starts browning on top too quickly then you could place a piece of foil loosely over the top.
Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe
 
Serve by cutting the gratin into four wedges. This dish is the perfect side dish for roasted meat or fish!
Low Carb Turnip Gratin - a delicious gluten free and LCHF side dish recipe
 

Low Carb Turnip Gratin

Low Carb Turnip Gratin

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This turnip gratin is a tasty and delicious low carb side dish! Layers of thinly sliced turnip are roasted with cream and cheese - a fantastic combination!

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 2-3 turnips, approx 1 lb, peeled
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Spray a cast-iron skillet with olive oil spray.
  2. Slice the turnips on a mandoline, and divide them into three piles.
  3. Mix together the cream, ¾ cup of the cheese, and the black pepper.
  4. Layer one third of the sliced turnips into the skillet, then top with a third of the cream mixture. Repeat for two more layers.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup cheese over the top, and roast for 25-30 minutes or until the turnips are tender. Cover with foil during cooking if the top is browning too fast.

Notes

6g net carbs per serving

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 218Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 62mgSodium 262mgCarbohydrates 8gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 7g
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