You know Easter is approaching when you see pastel colored eggs in the dairy case at the grocery store, the meat department is well stocked with hams and you can’t leave the store without running into a variety of candies and chocolates shaped like bunnies and chicks. Beyond all the sweet treats that Easter traditionally brings I can’t help but think of a dish that Mom used to make – Scalloped Potatoes. You can never go wrong with when something is baked in a cheesy sauce. Growing up I was never really into Ham (I’ve since found a special place in my heart for it) and so I always looked forward to my Mom’s signature dish.

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I decided to try an Ultra Low-Carb version with turnips and to our pleasant surprise they were scrumptious! Mary is my official taste-tester and nothing gets shared here without her approval. So of course I was little nervous when I asked her to give these Scalloped Faux Potatoes a try. The trouble with turnips is that can be bitter, so peeling them before hand is very important since the skin is usually the most bitter part. You also want to find ones that are firm to the touch. Since turnips aren’t a hot commodity they aren’t usually well stocked at the store. More often than not I’ll find ones that are slightly soft and those are not what you want to use! Ultra Low-Carb Cheesy Scalloped Turnips (Faux Potatoes)The turnips acted just like traditional potatoes and after an hour in the oven (the longest hour EVER!) they turned out perfect! Gooey, cheesy, cut-it-with-a-fork perfect! I wanted to try a simple version first, to make sure that they’d turn out alright before getting fancy. Now that I know how good they are I’m going to try them with another kind of cheese and top them with bacon bits! Easter never tasted so good. Let us know what you think! And if you try your own version please share it with the rest of us in the comment section below! For more Ultra Low-Carb recipes like this, check out our Transforming Recipes Cookbook!

Cheesy 'Nips - Scalloped Faux Potatoes

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Ultra Low-Carb Cheesy Scalloped Turnips (faux potatoes)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9x9 glass baking dish; set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Melt butter
  5. Whisk in coconut flour; let sit 1 minute
  6. Add heavy cream, whisking as you pour; bring to a simmer
  7. Reduce heat to low and whisk in cheddar cheese.
  8. Add cayenne and salt; continue to stir.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Layer half the sliced turnips into the baking dish.
  11. Pour half the cheese sauce over the turnips.
  12. Repeat with the remaining turnips and sauce.
  13. Top with grated Parmesan and sprinkle paprika.
  14. Bake for 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

  • MarBar
    Posted April 19, 2014 7:38 pm 0Likes

    I made this recipe, and it was the jam. Seriously. I licked the pan after making the cheese sauce.
    So good.

  • MJGines
    Posted April 19, 2014 9:02 pm 0Likes

    MarBar  I absolutely loved this one too! Had to stop myself from eating all of it! =)

  • NicoleH
    Posted January 20, 2015 1:42 am 0Likes

    I make a scalloped potato recipe almost identical to this one, so I had to make it last night one our low carb night. It was REALLY good! My husband loved it too. It tasted different with the turnips, but in a yummy way. Will definitely be making this one again.

  • AlexNavarro
    Posted January 20, 2015 9:02 am 0Likes

    NicoleH So we’re happy to hear that! We’ve been experimenting with turnips quite a bit for our next book. So if you like these, we’re sure you’ll like what we have in store 🙂

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