Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin Casserole with Turkey

cheesy spiralized turnip casserole

If you’re not ready to let go of the holiday festive foods, check out this healthy version of classic gratin with only a fraction of the calories and all the delish you can imagine! Eat in confidence for your bariatric lifestyle! Click for recipe.


1/2 cup half & half cream
1/2 cup skim milk
1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/4 lb 93% lean ground turkey
4 garlic cloves, diced
1 pound (2) turnips, peeled
3 oz carrots (1/2 of large)
1 (8 oz) medium potato, peeled
3 oz gruyere cheese, shredded
1/4 cup scallions, chopped


*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 14-inch oval casserole dish with cooking spray.
Spiralize the carrot, turnips and potato with the thickest noodle setting of your spiralizer, cutting the spirals into 8-inch lengths.
*In a small pan bring the half and half, milk, ½ tsp salt, thyme and rosemary to a simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, set aside.
*In a large nonstick pan, melt the butter and saute the chopped onion and garlic in butter for 5 minutes, add 3/4 tsp salt and pepper. Add the ground turkey and cook on medium-high heat until browned, approximately 10 minutes.
*Remove thyme and rosemary leaves from milk and pour milk mixture onto turkey, simmer 3 minutes.
*In a large working bowl combine the spitalized turnips, potatoes and carrots along with meat and the milk mixture, combine well.
*Pour into a casserole dish, top with scallions, and gruyere cheese.
Cover with foil and bake 1 hour, uncover and broil on low for 5 minutes, or until golden on top.


Servings: 6 Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories: 299
Protein: 26 grams
Carb: 16 grams
Fat: 15 grams