This cheesy radish recipe is the perfect low carb casserole alternative. I set out to create a healthy version of scalloped potatoes, and I succeeded. Do radishes taste like potatoes? With keto side dishes, how many options do we have? In addition, it’s a easy comparison. Radishes are a cruciferous vegetable. Sweetening the deal that makes this cheesy radish recipe the perfect low carb casserole.
What do radishes taste like?
In general, radishes are spicy raw. Do radishes taste like potatoes? Radishes are a great alternative, but in reality nothing is better than the real thing. Truly, I respect radishes for what they are, a healthy cruciferous vegetable. Radish recipes resemble potatoes due to the structure of the radish. Especially when cooked you can manipulate the taste, which I’ve done here.
Are radishes keto?
First, radishes are a cruciferous vegetable so of course they are good for you. In addition, radishes are nutrient packed. A healthy low carb casserole, I just outdo myself.
As a matter of fact, radish recipes are taking over. It is the keto diet that has caused us to become more creative than ever. Making low carb side dishes that envy their high carb rivals.
Notably this recipe favors a mac and cheese. Not as quick as my Kraft’s of course, but Sunday dinner needed a addition for mom to really show off her culinary skills. In hope of pulling off a delicious casserole, creating a tasteful one is equally important. Why wouldn’t you want to create a low carb side dish that knocks the socks off friends and family?
Making the recipe easy
Radishes come in bulbs, so they will need to be chopped up for this recipe. You can slice, and dice them however your heart pleases. Of course you can purchase them already chopped as I did! Making the job quick and easy for you.
Purchasing pre shredded cheese is also an option. Anything to make the process into your mouth quicker I’m all for it! A video of me creating the recipe can be found below. My little helper threw some things off, but here we keep them moving.
Comparatively, there was a mac and cheese recipe that lead me in this direction. Time and time again I continued to fail with getting the right balances of the cheese. The chef helped only but so much he couldn’t reveal his secrets. Surprise! I got it anyway!
Cream cheese was the answer. The bitterness in the cream cheese is what trumps the radish taste along with white pepper. Struggling with the bitterness after adding the cream cheese was my issue. That’s where lemon juice came into play!
Cutting that bitterness like a knife my recipe began to sore quickly. Specifically you won’t taste the lemon juice at all. But, skip it and you will know the true power of the dark side.
Can I switch out the cheeses?
Of course you can. Understand the cream cheese base is important in helping to balance out the flavors of the radishes in the recipe.
Can I use any other vegetable?
Sure, this isn’t specifically for radishes only. I’m more than sure other veggies will do. Even a low carb pasta can be subbed.
Can I switch white pepper for black?
Yes, it will change the taste of course. White pepper adds a addition to potatoes that our noses and taste spuds associate with. So, yes you can sub but will change the radish recipe.
Cheesy Radish Recipe
- 2 cups sliced radishes (or 232g)
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 ounce full fat cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 ounces monterey jack cheese ( or 56g)
- 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese (or 28g)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Slice radishes in small disc or buy them already sliced
- In a small pot melt butter and cream cheese together. Then add in heavy cream, lemon juice, salt and white pepper
- remove from heat and mix radishes around in cream sauce
- Layer radishes in a 8x8 baking dish and use half the monterey jack cheese while layering
- When done top with the remaining cheese then bake for 25-30 minutes
- Allow to cool then serve. Seperate into 9 servings