Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins
Posted on Chatelaine website.
- 2 medium yellow turnips or 2 medium rutabagas
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk, preferably homogenized or 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1⁄2 cup fine dry breadcrumb
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Peel& cube turnip.
- You should have at least 9 cups.
- Place in a large saucepan& cover with water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cover& reduce heat so water gently bubbles.
- Cook until tender, from 25-30 minutes.
- Then drain.
- Using potato masher or electric mixer, mash turnip.
- Stir in 2 tbsp butter until melted, then mix in milk.
- Stil 1/2 cup bread crumbs with sugars& seasonings.
- Stir into turnip.
- If baking right away, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- BUtter a 9x13" baking dish or coat with cooking spray.
- Spread turnip evenly in pan and run fork over top to create a rough appearance.
- Sprinkle with 2 tbsp bread crumbs& drizzle with 1 tbsp melted butter.
- Bake uncovered in centre of oven until centre is hot& crumbs are golden-tipped- about 45 minutes.
- Serve right away with roast turkey, chicken, pork or beef.
- Note: To make ahead, prepare completely.
- Do not bake.
- Cover& refrigerate for up to 2 days.
- A cold casserole may need 55-60 minutes baking time.
- If frozen, turnip's texture may soften& water out.
I have been making this for years- absolutely one of my favs! I add a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon- and sometimes cook carrots with the turnip and mash it all together.
This recipe was a favorite of my finnish fiance. I was pleasantly surprised by the flavors. He commented "just like mom". The ultimate compliment.
I made this at my Mom's request, as a side for our Christmas Day dinner. It went very nicely with our rack of pork roast. I used fat-free 1/2 & 1/2 and followed the recipe exactly. Mom said she used to put a lot more sugar in her yellow turnip casserole but since she's diabetic, I thought it best to stick to the amounts listed here and I feel that it was just right. Thanks for posting this recipe gruvygrl, it's the only Finnish yellow turnip recipe on Zaar (that I could find anyway)!