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The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

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My low-carb take on a popular American classic today guys — Chili Cheese Fries made with turnip instead of potato and topped with my Super Simple Keto Chili by following this recipe. Instead of turnips you can also try radishes, rutabaga (swede) or celeriac.

This popular keto dinner recipe uses low-carb veggie fries baked in the oven for a healthier fry. If you have an air fryer you can totally make these fries in that if you prefer and they’ll be nice and crispy. Oven baked turnip fries will always be on the soft side.

One for sharing… or if you’re like me, keeping all for yourself… they’re that good! Perfect game night or moving snuggling up with food. A healthy gluten-free comfort classic you’ll want to make time and time again.

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat on Keto?

The amount of carbohydrates eaten on a ketogenic diet will vary for individuals. Typically, most people aim for no more than 25 g net carbs.

This meal is relatively high in carbohydrates so keep that in mind when deciding on the serving size. If this meal is too high in carbs for you, either stretch it to 5 servings instead of 4, or use radishes instead of turnips to reduce the carb count.

If your daily net carb limit is 25 to 30 grams, this keto dinner recipe is for you! And if you add a bit more protein and fat (ground beef, some extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on top and/or cheese), you can serve this as a TMAD meal (two-meals-a-day). Enjoy!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs12.8 grams
Protein26 grams
Fat51.3 grams
Calories637 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 17%, fat 75%

Total carbs19.2 gramsFiber6.4 gramsSugars11 gramsSaturated fat16.9 gramsSodium886 mg(39% RDA)Magnesium64 mg(16% RDA)Potassium1,000 mg(50% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Chili:
To serve:
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 4 tbsp sour cream (60 ml)
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 1 small spring onion, green part only (10 g/ 0.4 oz)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 °C/ 425 °F (conventional), or 200 °C/ 400 °F (fan assisted).
  2. Peel the turnips. Slice into fries (about 1.5 cm/ 0.6" thick). You want them quite thin so they cook quicker and go crispier.
    The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries
  3. Place on a non-stick baking tray, option to line with greaseproof paper, and toss in the spices, seasoning and oil.
  4. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until soft and slightly crisp.
    The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries
  5. Meanwhile make the Super Simple Keto Chili by following this recipe. The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries
  6. Top the turnip fries with chili, add shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella) and place back in oven to melt for 5 minutes.
  7. Add chopped green onions, chopped coriander and sour cream to serve.
    The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries
  8. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
    The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

Allergy information for The Best Low-Carb Chili Cheese Fries

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Ghee
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
1.1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Celery stalk, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g19.3 g22.5 g286 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g9 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Cumin, ground
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Oregano, dried
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)
1.6 g0.8 g0.3 g16 kcal
Tomato purée (paste, unsweetened)
0.5 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Turnip, raw
5.8 g1.1 g0.1 g35 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Paprika, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Avocado oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g10.5 g93 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.4 g3.2 g4.7 g57 kcal
Cream, sour
0.6 g0.3 g2.3 g24 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
12.8 g26 g51.3 g637 kcal
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any kind of turnip is good for this recepie? i live in Mexico and i can get white or japanese turnips

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I used regular but I think that white Japanese turnip will work just fine 😊

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This looks delicious! Cant wait to make this for game night this weekend.

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Enjoy your game night - let me know what you think! 😊

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