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Twice Baked Turnip a low carb side dish topped with sour cream and green onion
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Low Carb Twice Baked "Fauxtato" (Turnip)

A low carb version of the classic twice baked potato. A baked turnip stuffed with bacon, cheese, sour cream, roasted garlic, and baked again until the cheese is melted
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, baked potato, keto, low carb, turnip
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 155kcal


  • Aluminium Foil
  • Baking sheet
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Spoon


Baked Turnip

  • 4 large turnips tip and tail removed
  • oil/butter/ghee
  • salt and pepper

The Filling & Toppings

  • 4 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 stalks green onion diced
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic minced fresh garlic will work
  • 6 tbsp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 strips bacon cooked & crumbled
  • salt & pepper


  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • Top and tail each of the turnips, coat in oil and liberally apply salt and pepper. Wrap each turnip in aluminium foil and bake straight on oven rack for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until fork tender all the way through, remove at set aside to cool, you can also prepare this the day before and let it cool in the fridge overnight
  • After turnips have cooled, use a spoon to scrape out the turnip meat inside leaving a thin layer on the skin, you should know have a hollowed out baked turnip and a bowl of turnip meat
  • Add to mixing bowl: turnip meat as well as the sour cream, green onion, garlic, cheddar, and bacon. (Set some cheese, bacon, and green onion for topping). Use a fork to mash mixture together until smooth like slightly lumpy mashed potatoes
  • Spoon the mixture into each of the emptied turnip skins and top with bacon, cheese, and green onion. Return to oven at 375°F for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted
  • Serve garnished with sour cream, crumbed bacon, and green onion, Enjoy!


To determine the doneness of the turnips, insert a fork. If there is little resistance the turnip is ready. 
The Fillings & Toppings: This is where you can really experiment and get creative. Try out and bunch of different combos and see which is your favourite. 


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9.3g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 140mg | Sugar Alcohols: 0.1g | Net Carbs: 7.9g