Easy Keto Scalloped “Potatoes” (You’ll Never Guess Our Secret Ingredient)

Keto Scalloped Potatoes

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 45 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of sliced turnips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2

Thinly slice turnips with a knife or mandoline. In a large bowl, add sliced turnips, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss turnips making sure all slices are coated.

3

In a saucepan, add butter, cream cheese, chicken broth, heavy cream, and shredded parmesan cheese over low-medium heat. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes.

4

Add coated turnips to the 9"x13" dish. Pour cream sauce over turnips. Top turnips with shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

5

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Cover the dish with foil if the cheese topping starts to brown too quickly.

6

Serve with fresh dill. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 255 Calories | 21.6g Fat | 7.6g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 8.9g Protein | 6.2 Net Carbs

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keto scalloped potatoes in casserole dish

Missing potatoes since you’ve gone keto? 

If you’re looking for a rich and creamy keto-friendly side dish that is similar to cheesy carb-filled scalloped potatoes, then we have just the recipe for you! Our easy keto scalloped “potatoes” are so good, your entire family will love them and they’ll never believe they’re low carb.

turnips

So how did we do it? With turnips, of course!

For this recipe, we went with turnips instead of potatoes because of their similarities to potatoes – but with a much, much lower carb count. You could have a little over four servings of turnips and still come out with fewer carbs than one serving of potatoes!

Potato substitutes are one of our favorite swaps to explore at Hip2Keto, as we’ve made fries with jicama, sweet “potato” fries with rutabega, mashed “potatoes” with cauliflower, and loaded baked “potatoes” with radishes! While potatoes do have more protein and fewer grams of sugar, they are still so carb-heavy that they’re sure to knock you right out of ketosis.

Check out the nutrition comparing potatoes and turnips:

Cooked Plain Potatoes
Serving Size 1/2 Cup | 67.1 Calories | .1g Fat | 15.6g Total Carbs | 1.6g Fiber | .7g Sugar | 1.3g Protein | 14g Net Carbs


Cooked Plain Turnips
Serving Size 1/2 Cup | 18.2 Calories | .1g Fat | 4.2g Total Carbs | 1.2g Fiber | 2.5g Sugar | .6g Protein | 3g Net Carbs

side dish of keto scalloped potatoe

Tips for making the best keto scalloped “potatoes”:

  • I can’t evenly slice vegetables for the life of me so I rely on my mandoline to get the job done. It makes thinly slicing veggies so much easier!
  • The thinner the sliced turnips are, the softer texture you will get. If you’re cutting the turnips thicker, then I would recommend you baking for at least an hour.
  • If you like a crispy breadcrumb topping as I do, add some crushed pork rinds to the top before you pop the dish into the oven.
  • Want to bulk up this dish to make it a meal? Try adding in cubed ham or shredded chicken for extra protein and heartiness.

ingredients for keto scalloped potatoes

bowl of sliced turnips

sauce pan with cream and shredded parmesan

pouring cream sauce over turnips

shredded cheese on scalloped potatoes

keto scalloped potatoes in the oven

keto scalloped potatoes on wooden spoon


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Keto Scalloped Potatoes

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 45 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES

Layers of thinly sliced turnips cook in a creamy sauce and get topped with a generous helping of shredded cheese.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of sliced turnips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9"x13" baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2

Thinly slice turnips with a knife or mandoline. In a large bowl, add sliced turnips, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Toss turnips making sure all slices are coated.

3

In a saucepan, add butter, cream cheese, chicken broth, heavy cream, and shredded parmesan cheese over low-medium heat. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes.

4

Add coated turnips to the 9"x13" dish. Pour cream sauce over turnips. Top turnips with shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

5

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. Cover the dish with foil if the cheese topping starts to brown too quickly.

6

Serve with fresh dill. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6, Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: 255 Calories | 21.6g Fat | 7.6g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 8.9g Protein | 6.2 Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

spoonful of scalloped potatoes

These keto scalloped “potatoes” are amazing!

My husband and kiddos were actually fooled when I served this dish. Since they thought they were eating traditional scalloped potatoes, I’ve decided to call them faux-tatoes! I almost didn’t tell them that they were in fact eating turnips, but I caved and they were pleasantly surprised. I hope your family has the same reaction!

Our scalloped turnip copycat tastes just as good as potatoes while keeping your carbs in check!

Scalloped Potatoes on fork

My Hip sidekick Jenna tried out this recipe and here’s what she thought!

“This is such a unique recipe and I was so excited to make it. I had all of the kids try it, and not a single one could tell it wasn’t made with potatoes. Once I told them it wasn’t potatoes two of the three refused to eat anymore, but that’s okay because that left more for me and my daughter.

My daughter is a radish fanatic, and she often snacks on turnips, too. She couldn’t believe they took on such a mild flavor. The strong turnip “bite” was gone and it was just like a potato dish!”


Try keto-friendly mashed cauliflower instead of carb-heavy mashed potatoes!

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Comments 13

  1. Deanna

    This looks delicious.

  2. Brit

    This looks like the perfect cold weather night side dish! I hope to try these over the weekend. Thanks H2K!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You bet! Make sure you let us know how it turned out!

  3. conradsmom

    I made it tonight and it was seriously amazing. I still had a little bit of that peppery turnip bite, but certainly as close as you can get to scalloped potatoes on keto.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for your review!! So glad you enjoyed this dish!

  4. Krista

    Just curious if the dish was watery when it was finished? When I make my loaded mashed turnips I have to really squeeze all the moisture out of them so the dish isn’t watery, thanks for any input!

    • Ashley (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Hi Krista! This recipe does not get watery. I do know what you mean though by all the moisture. I hope you enjoy this dish.

  5. brycemay

    Absolutely delicious! Made it and had my boyfriend guessing over and over what the substitute was! I told him and says he never would have guessed!! We ate the whole thing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      How cool! Happy to hear it was such a hit! Thanks a bunch for commenting!

  6. Elisa

    Just curious– your ingredients list says Monterey jack cheese, which is white, but the pictures show an orange/yellow cheese that I assume is cheddar. Did you use both and just list only the Monterey jack?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      We used a Monterey blend in this recipe. You can use either one! I make this all the time with both. It comes out looking like a white alfredo sauce if you use the Monterey cheese.

  7. Danisims

    These are so good! I made them for a family gathering and even non keto family loved them. Who would have thought I would ever like turnips

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Super glad to hear that! Thanks for letting us know everyone enjoyed them!

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