Turnips Au Gratin

Turnips Au Gratin is a traditional dish in Cornwall. It involves cream, butter and salt being spread all over the top of the turnip and into the flesh to make it soft and mushy. The dish was originally prepared by the people of Cornwall before they migrated to Britain and is now one of their most popular foods.

Turnips Au Gratin is a delicious winter dish that is made from sweet turnip roots. These succulent brown potatoes are easily available all year round and they make the perfect side dish for any kind of meal.

These brown potatoes are soft, fluffy and have a very mild onion flavor. In this recipe you take the sweet potatoes and grate them into a paste, add some onions, garlic, salt and some pepper or spices of your choice. You then fry the mixture till the mixture starts to become translucent.

It has been said by many people that turnips are in fact healthier than French fries! This delicious little dish is actually the secret ingredient to a low carb diet plan for me personally.

Why? Because turnips contain a lot more carbohydrates than French fries, which means that it balances out nicely on a low-carb diet. Here’s how to make them the center of your low-carb universe:

Turnips Au Gratin

Recipe by TiffanieCourse: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Cheesy baked turnips in a simple cream sauce.


  • 2 pounds turnips

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9×9 baking dish.
  • Rinse and peel the turnips. Slice turnips into 1/4 inch thick slices using a sharp knife, mandoline, or food processor.
  • Arrange 1/3 of the turnips into the prepared baking dish.
  • Combine the garlic powder, salt, and pepper and sprinkle the turnips with 1/3 of the seasoning.
  • Combine the cheeses and sprinkle the turnips with 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Repeat the layers twice more ending with cheese.
  • Pour the cream over the top of the mixture.
  • Cover dish tightly with foil and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and the turnips are tender.
  • Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Reference : thatlowcarblife.


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