Rose Mary Mogan


I decided to create this recipe as an alternative for Mashed Potatoes. Jicama is versatile in that it can be eaten raw, in a slaw or mixed with other veggies, & even made into french fries. It is a root veggie & very popular in Mexico & other warm climates in Central America & the Caribbean.

It has a similar texture to that of a turnip, but a much sweeter taste similar to an apple. A 3 1/2 oz serving is about 38 calories with 1 gram of fat. Jicama is an acquired taste in my opinion, but a good alternative for Mashed Potatoes if you are counting carbs to minimize your spikes in blood sugar.


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12 or more depending on portion size
20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1 stick
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped chive, freeze dried
  • 1 medium
    red onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tsp
    kosher salt, for boiling
  • 9 c
    jicama, ( i used 2) peeled & cubed
  • 1/2 c
    finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 c
    shredded mozzarella
  • 3 clove
  • ·
    salt & pepper according to taste



  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Peel Jicama using a very sharp knife. BE CAREFUL. IT IS A VERY HARD VEGETABLE. THERE IS AN OUTER BROWN LAYER AS WELL AS A FIBEROUS INNER LAYER, BE SURE TO PEEL AWAY BOTH. Then cut into cubes.Add to a large pot. Wash and cover with water, adding in salt as you would if you were boiling potatoes. I had to boil about an hour and they do not get soft like potatoes.
  2. Drain in colander, then add to a food processor, also add in cream cheese, stick of butter, garlic cloves, & red onion cut into large chunks.. Process until mixture is creamy and smooth.
  3. Prepare a casserole dish with cooking spray, and add creamed Jicama mixture. Smoothing out top, then top with both cheeses.
  4. Bake in preheated 350 degree F. oven for about 30 to 35 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve and enjoy. A great alternative to Mashed Potatoes for Low carb eaters.
  5. i USE MY FITNESS PAL TO CALCULATE THE NUTRITIONAL INFO in this recipe, Servings 12 or more , Calories per serving 189, Fat 14 g, Cholesterol 40Mg, Sodium 475mg, Potassium 167Mg, Carbohydrates 11g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 3g, Protein 4 g, Net carbs 6.

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Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy

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