Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe (1 large portion)
PointsPlus® value 7*
HG FYI: The recipe method of calculating PointsPlus® values counts the carbs, protein, etc., from vegetables -- even those with a value of 0*. If calculated without the turnips, this recipe has a PointsPlus® value of 5* per serving.
We took one of the least guilt-free dishes ever -- diner fries loaded with gravy and cheese -- and made it not just low in fat and calories, but amazingly delicious too! If you've never had turnips before (we only recently fell for 'em), this is a GREAT way to try them...
2 medium-sized turnips (about 12 oz. each), scrubbed clean
1 medium-sized russet potato (about 12 oz.), scrubbed clean
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
3 slices fat-free American cheese, torn into strips
1/2 cup fat-free chicken gravy
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
Carefully cut turnips and potato into French-fry-shaped spears. Place in a single layer on the baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. If needed, use a second baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
Bake in the oven until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 30 minutes, carefully flipping spears about halfway through. (The thicker the spears, the longer the bake time.)
Once cool enough to handle, transfer to a microwave-safe plate. Evenly top with strips of cheese. Microwave until cheese has just melted, about 20 seconds. Set aside.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat gravy in the microwave until hot, about 30 seconds. Give gravy a stir and serve alongside cheese fries for dipping. Enjoy!
MAKES 2 SERVINGS