Sometimes when you cut corners in terms of some ingredients, you can feel better about others. This recipe is testament to just that — it takes away the white potato, replaces it with the lower-carb turnip, and lets the butter, cheese, and milk remain in all their decadent glory.
One cup of white potato contains 36 grams of carbohydrates, while turnips contain only 8 grams in the same sized serving. Packed with fiber and low in calories, turnips also have a similar texture and flavor to potatoes, so it fits perfectly in this gratin-like casserole.
Recipe: Simple Turnip Gratin
What You’ll Need:
1 large turnip
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
1/3 cup non-fat milk
What to Do:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Peel the turnip. Once clean, slice the turnip it into thin, 1/4-inch thick strips.
- In a shallow casserole dish, break up 1 tablespoon of butter and place the pieces evenly along the bottom of the dish.
- Sprinkle half of the garlic evenly over the bottom of the dish on top of the butter.
- Place an even layer about half of turnip slices along the bottom of the dish, making sure there are no holes, saving half of the slices for the second layer.
- Evenly coat the first layer of turnip with 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese.
- Add another layer of turnip using all the remaining slices.
- Spinkle pieces of the remaining tablespoon of butter, remaining minced garlic, and the last of the cheese over the second layer of turnips.
- Pour the milk over the casserole and make sure it sinks to the bottom.
- Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and browned on top. Serve and enjoy!
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