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Turnip Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

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


  • 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


  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°.

Nutrition Facts

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

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  • grandmascooking22
    Aug 10, 2020

    I'm just not a person who likes a savory dish like turnips taste sugary. I thought I'd try it but really would have preferred it without the sugar and cinnamon. I liked how the egg and mashed turnips made it a light fluffy dish. Almost had a souffle type taste. I will make it again without the sugar and cinnamon and will add bread crumbs on top instead.

  • mizzzgail
    Mar 29, 2017

    loved it. Will make again.

  • yellalablady
    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
    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.

  • cookinmamaof5
    Feb 17, 2011

    No comment left

  • jetfan27
    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
    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.