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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

Serves 3-4

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:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel the turnip. Once clean, slice the turnip it into thin, 1/4-inch thick strips.
  3. In a shallow casserole dish, break up 1 tablespoon of butter and place the pieces evenly along the bottom of the dish.
  4. Sprinkle half of the garlic evenly over the bottom of the dish on top of the butter.
  5. 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.
  6. Evenly coat the first layer of turnip with 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese.
  7. Add another layer of turnip using all the remaining slices.
  8. Spinkle pieces of the remaining tablespoon of butter, remaining minced garlic, and the last of the cheese over the second layer of turnips.
  9. Pour the milk over the casserole and make sure it sinks to the bottom.
  10. 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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