This hearty keto shrimp and bacon chowder is filled with turnips as the potatoes, bacon, tender shrimp and a whole lot of comfort! Rich with flavor but low on carbs! This comfort food is the perfect dinner idea on those chilly nights!
Are turnips a good replacement for potatoes?
In my opinion they are a great replacement! They may not have the distinct potato flavor, but after simmering in your chowder, they become tender and have a very similar texture to potatoes.
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I hope you enjoy this Keto shrimp chowder recipe. Here at Low Carb with Jennifer we aim to deliver family friendly low carb and keto recipes that are easy to make with ingredients found in most grocery stores. No crazy ingredients here! If you are interested in more keto friendly recipes, I have a cookbook that is now available for pre-order! You can find that here: Jenniferbanz.com/cookbook
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Keto Shrimp, "Potato," and Bacon Chowder
- 8 slices Bacon, diced
- 3 Cups peeled and diced turnips (about 3 medium)
- ½ Cup onions-diced
- 3 Cloves minced garlic
- 4 Cups chicken Broth
- 1 Pound raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned, cut into chunks
- 1 Cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (click here to see my favorite brand on Amazon)
- chopped parsley for garnish
- In a large heavy bottom pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside. Remove all but 2 Tablespoons oil from skillet.
- Combine the diced turnips, onions, and garlic in the pot. Season with ½ teaspoon salt. Let turnips and onions cook in the bacon grease for a few minutes.
- Stir in the chicken broth and let the turnips simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Stir in the shrimp, heavy cream, and xanthan gum. Turn heat to high and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with chopped parsley and reserved bacon for garnish.
- The nutrition info is for 1 ⅓ cup serving
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