This Keto Scalloped Potatoes recipe uses thinly sliced Daikon Radishes in place of potatoes, which lowers the carb count to just 8g net carbs. It’s pure low carb comfort food.
So grab your oven mitts and let’s get started.
What are Scalloped Potatoes?
Traditional Scalloped Potato Casserole is a baked dish composed of thinly sliced potatoes in a cream sauce. Cheese and ham are often involved as well, to increase the protein and take it from a side dish to a complete meal.
What is the difference between Scalloped Potatoes and Au Gratin Potatoes?
Just cheese. And maybe fanciness level. Au gratin potatoes originated in France in the late 1700’s. The dish was known as Gratin Dauphinoise, which is just a fancy way to say “sliced potatoes in a cheese and cream sauce”. And Scalloped Potatoes are an American invention that has the same sliced potatoes and cream sauce, but doesn’t necessarily involve cheese.
But given the choice, for goodness sake, take the cheese.
Scalloped Potatoes were popular in the Great Depression, but really came into their own in the 1950’s. Potatoes were cheap and readily available at grocery stores, so they were a household staple back then. And if you didn’t have time to mess with the cream sauce, an lazy housewife could just open up a can of cream of mushroom soup and call it a deal. Add some American cheese, ham and/or cooked ground beef and you were in casserole heaven.
Are Scalloped Potatoes healthy?
Classic Scalloped Potatoes, not so much. It’s a high fat, high calorie food without a ton of nutrients. Each dinner sized serving of traditional Scalloped Potatoes has upwards of 500 calories and 50 grams of carbohydrate. But don’t worry, the Keto Scalloped Potatoes that we are going to make today only have around 420 calories and 8g net carbs.
What are the “potatoes” in this recipe?
The quote unquote “potatoes” that we will be using are actually Daikon Radishes. These low carb tubers are a very passable replacement for potatoes. They have the same texture and a very mild taste. And 1 cup of cooked Daikon Radishes has just 5 grams of carbohydrate. But if you can't find Daikon Radishes, you can use regular radishes.
In addition to Daikon Radishes, you’ll need:
- extra virgin olive oil
- sharp cheddar cheese
- heavy whipping cream
- salt and pepper
- ground beef or ham
How to make Keto Scalloped Potatoes:
- Saute the shallots and ground beef, if you are using it. Or dice some ham.
- Slice the Daikon Radishes thinly, and boil them in water for 15 minutes until they are translucent and soft.
- Layer all the ingredients in a casserole dish.
- Top with more shredded cheese.
- Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 40-50 minutes.
And that's all there is, folks.
In a little bit over an hour, you can make this classic casserole with only 8g net carbs.
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Keto Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
This recipe uses low carb daikon radishes in place of potatoes to make a scalloped beef casserole with only 8g net carbs per serving.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 1:05
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Diabetic
- 4 medium (10" long, 3" wide) daikon radishes, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 cup shallots, sliced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon thyme
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and set a large pot of water to boil. Grease an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
Step 2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a frying pan and saute the ground beef and shallots together until the beef is completely browned and the shallots are softened. Drain well.
Step 3. Thinly slice the daikon radishes and boil them for 15 minutes until translucent and soft. Drain in a colander.
Step 4. Layer the ingredients in the pan: Daikon radishes, shallots and beef, and sprinkles of cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and thyme. For each cheddar layer, you can portion out a little bit of the cream and drizzle it evenly. Repeat until you've used all the ingredients. Top with sprinkled cheese.
Step 5. Bake for 40-50 minutes until bubbling and browned on top.
- Calories: 424
- Fat: 31
- Carbohydrates: 12
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 26
Keywords: Low Carb Daikon Casserole, Keto Daikon Casserole, Low Carb Radish Casserole, Keto Radish Casserole
If you liked this low carb casserole, then you might like my recipes for Chicken Mole Enchilada, Chicken Divan or Tuna Noodle Casserole.
Are there REALLY 124 g of Carbohydrates in each serving (and no fiber)? That is a bit too carby for my eating plan, though it sounds delicious.
No, that was a typo. It actually has 12g carbs and 4g fiber. Thanks for catching that!
They weren't as good as real potatoes, but I did like them. They still taste a little bit like radishes though.
Well sure. They are still radishes.