Jicama “Hash Brown” Casserole

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In this version of the classic side dish, jicama stands in for the more traditional potatoes. The microwave speeds up the cooking time, while the broiler gives the meal a flavor boost by melting and crisping up the cheese topping the dish.

Prep and cook time: 20 min. Servings: 2 (serving size = 1 c.)

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  • cooking spray
  • 2 c. jicama, peeled and grated with the large holes on a box grater
  • 2 T. onion, grated
  • ½ c. fat-free sour cream
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. ground pepper
  • 1 T. flat-leaf parsley, minced
  • pinch cayenne pepper, optional
  • ¼ c. (about 2 oz.) grated light sharp cheddar


  1. Preheat broiler. Spray two 6-8 oz. baking dishes with cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. Spread the jicama out on a microwave-safe plate. Spray with cooking spray. Microwave at high power for 5 min., or until the shreds of jicama start to soften.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the jicama, grated onion, sour cream, salt, pepper, parsley and cayenne pepper, if using. Spoon mixture into baking dishes, dividing equally. Sprinkle each dish with 2 T. cheddar.
  4. Broil for 3-5 min., until top is bubbling and golden.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 145 calories (17 from fat), 2 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 356 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 10 g protein. Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 milk, 1 vegetable, 1 protein, ½ fat.

GLUTEN-FREE recipes are prepared without any wheat, barley, rye or triticale. A note that while gluten-free ingredients are listed in the recipe, not all packaged versions of these foods are gluten-free. If you are concerned about gluten, always check the label prior to purchasing.

All exchange values are approximate. When an optional or additional ingredient is offered, exchange values may change.

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