This is a recipe for turnip and potato casserole. This is tasty all year round but it makes an exceptional vegetable side dish for the holidays! This make-ahead turnip casserole is a favorite of mine and I always get requests to bring to pot luck Christmas dinner. Casseroles are such a traditional warm and filling dish during. This combination of turnips and potatoes is rich, creamy, and cheesy and sure sure to be loved by all.
Baked Turnip Casserole Recipe
If you are wondering how to cook turnips then this is a great starter recipe. Turnips are a root vegetable and they are a bit bitter in flavor much like a radish. That is why they are great combined with potatoes which are more bland in flavor. The turnips and potatoes in this recipe are a great compliment to the rich creamy sauce of the casserole dish.
One variation of this dish is to add a layer of apple slices to the middle to make it a bit more sweet. This may be a food idea if there will be lots of children present at your holiday meal.
Turnip and Potato Casserole Ingredients:
- 3 golden Yukon potatoes
- 5 turnips
- 1 yellow onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- shredded cheddar cheese
- all purpose flour
It is best to use similar sized potatoes and turnips. However if you have smaller turnips or potatoes, you can just add an extra. If you extra large turnips or potatoes, just use one less. This easy recipe is the perfect side dish. Let’s get started!
How To Cook Turnips And Potatoes
Cut the potatoes, turnips and onion into thin slices. Discard the top of turnip and the bottom of the turnip. I used a food processor for this and it saves a lot of time. Alternatively you could you a mandolin or slice them manually with a sharp chef knife.
Mince the garlic and shred your cheese. If you do not have garlic cloves you can substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder (total) in its place.
Grease the baking dish with butter. Then, you are going to create layers. Each layer will contain some of the potatoes, turnips, onion and garlic. Separate the layers with the shredded cheese. Your top and final layer will just be potato.
Once you have finished the layering, whisk together 3 cups of milk and 2 tablespoons of flour and pour this mixture over the top of everything. Optional: you can certainly substitute in almond or coconut flour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is much like a potatoes au gratin except it has turnips so you could call it a turnip and potato gratin if you like.According to the Food Network, “Gratin is a French word that means the crust that forms on top of a dish when you brown it in the oven or under the broiler.The term originally comes from the French word “gratter” (to scrape) which refers to the need to scrape the crunchy bits of cooked food off the bottom of a dish so as not to waste it. “
Printable Turnip and Potato Recipe
This is one of my favorite turnip recipes! What type of veggie side dish casseroles do you prefer to make? Would you make this turnip and potato gratin? If you do, be sure to let us know how it turned out!