Turnip Casserole Recipe
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Turnip Casserole Recipe

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No holiday meal in our home is complete without this dish handed down by my Finnish grandmother. It makes an excellent complement to turkey, beef or ham. —Doris Hubert, East Killingly, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 medium turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 192 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place turnips in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until tender and drain. Transfer turnips to a bowl and mash. Add the egg, sugar, butter and salt.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with cinnamon. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Turnip Casserole in Country October/November 2003, p51

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mizzzgail User ID: 7663329 264028
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2017

"loved it. Will make again."

yellalablady User ID: 7055662 136481
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"Love this recipe. I add more cinnamon than the recipe calls for. I like to add it into the casserole as well as on the top."

mingding User ID: 4341726 65590
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Made this for Thanksgiving dinner and the turnip lovers said it was deliscious and requested it for Christmas dinner. My husband said it was the best turnip dish he had eaten. Preparation was easy."

jetfan27 User ID: 967384 99476
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I am going to try this but I am going to use rutabegas. I think they are a little milder and will use nutmeg instead of cinnamon. Anyway, this sounds delicious! Thanks."

keverwann User ID: 1807985 141746
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2010

"This was okay, but it didn't showcase turnips well. The turnips didn't mash completely, so the texture was odd. It also tasted like the pH was off too; don't know if it was the sugar or not. I'll try other recipes to see if any taste better before I try this one again."

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