This cheesy keto turnips au gratin recipe will give any potato lover a run for their money this holiday season! Cheesy, easy to make, and can be make ahead of time for those holiday meals.
There is something about holidays that make everyone miss potatoes and this recipe really fits the bill for that potato craving! This recipe is only 6 ingredients and requires almost no preparation! You will question why you haven’t tried turnips before now!
What does ‘Au Gratin’ Mean?
‘Au Gratin’ means covered in cheese.
I did a little bit of digging because I am also curious about phrases and exactly what they mean. would like everything au gratin for the rest of forever PLEASE.
Are Turnips like Potatoes?
Actually, turnips are more closely related to broccoli and Brussels sprouts! They are a cruciferous vegetable and you can eat the root and the leafy greens! This recipe we will only be using the root.
Are Turnips Keto?
One medium turnip (about 120g) has 7g net carbs. One serving of Cheesy Keto Turnips Au Gratin is only about 4g net carbs!
What are health benefits of eating turnips?
- Turnips are considered a cruciferous vegetable. They are about 25% fiber so they can help you feel fuller longer and they are lower in calories. Eating high fiber meals can also help keep blood sugars more stable which is idea for the keto diet!
How to pick the best turnips
Choose the turnips that are smaller and heavy for their size.
Harvesting the turnips when they are more immature leaves them with a nice sweeter flavor. If you choose larger turnips, they can be more woody and have that punch of spice.
Store your turnips in a cool, darker area and make sure to wash and peel them before use for the best flavor.
- 3-4 turnips
- 1 cup Monterey Jack shredded
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup heavy cream
- parsley optional for garnish
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and oil a medium size backing dish.
- Make sure to wash your turnips, they can be quite dirty like potatoes and peel. Cut into medallions, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Mix together garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside. In another bowl, combine the cheeses.
- In the baking dish, add a layer of turnips. Sprinkle the turnips with the seasoning mixture and then a layer of cheese mixture. Add turnips, seasoning, and cheese until your dish is 3/4 full. If you over fill, it could spill out while baking so put a tray underneath.
- Add a final layer of cheese and then pour heavy cream over the top of the dish.
- Cover in foil and bake for 50 minutes.
- After 50 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
- I turn on the broiler for 5 minutes right at the end for a beautiful crust on top.