Cheesy Turnips and Carrots Recipe
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Cheesy Turnips and Carrots Recipe

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Mild-tasting turnips and carrots are wonderfully enhanced by ginger, onion and a mouthwatering creamy cheese sauce in this super side dish. The serving bowl is always empty at the end of the meal.—Sandra Melnychenko, Grandview, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups chopped peeled turnips
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 211 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, combine turnips, carrots, ginger, water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain and reserve liquid. Set vegetables aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender; stir in the flour, pepper and remaining salt. Add milk and the vegetable liquid; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheese until melted; stir in vegetables and heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Turnips and Carrots in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p35

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FredwinaD 36836
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"I've made this for years. It's really easy and tasty. My family loves it."

Hannah0418 36453
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"mine turned out "soupy". did not like flavor - maybe because i'm not a turnip fan."

robitille 69663
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"My family loves this recipe. It has become an often-requested favorite and a staple of family gatherings."

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