Au Gratin Turnips

Found this on 101 Healthy Low-Carb Recipes That Taste Incredible by Your Lighter Side.

Ingredients

Using Parmesan cheese in place of bread crumbs adds zip and crunch to this low-carbohydrate side dish.

  • 2 turnips (5” diameter), skinned, quartered and sliced thin
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2.5 cups cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 tsp thickenthin/not starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh chives (or dried) to taste
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Place turnips in an ungreased 10” casserole.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Over low heat, in a skillet, cook onion in butter until transparent (just a few minutes). Add thickenthin/not starch, salt pepper and chicken broth just until boiling. Add cream and stir until heated. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and worked into the sauce.

Pour the thickened liquid over the turnips.

Bake for 1-1.5 hours or until turnips are tender. Sprinkle with ¼ cup Parmesan cheese mixed with ½ cup cheddar. Bake for 10-20 minutes more (or until cheese has turned crusty). Add chives to the top post-bake for some added color and presentation.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 178, Carbohydrates: 4.5, Fiber: 1 gram, Net Carbohydrates: 3.5 grams, Protein: 8.5 grams, Fat: 18 grams

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