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    French Turnips (Swede or Rutabaga)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Allyoop's Note:

    This is a traditional Christmas dinner side dish for our family. Make sure that you use rutabaga instead of the white turnips

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    The sauce


    1. 1
      Blend together the mashed turnip, egg, butter, savory, salt and pepper.
    2. 2
      Stir well.
    3. 3
      Place in a butter baking dish.
    4. 4
      Top with a thick white sauce made with the butter flour and milk.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle on the grated cheese.
    6. 6
      Bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2003


      This is a wonderful recipe - soft, mild but hearty and elegant. As I had no turnips at home I prepared it with potatoes and carrots and it turned out just great. While I prepared the sauce I put the vegetable mix in the oven, so it could already cook and the time reduced from 1 hour to 40 minutes all together. I am so lucky you shared this recipe with us, this will definitively become a keeper and is comfort food as its best.

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    • on January 12, 2003


      Oh-Oh-Oh! What a wonderfull way to serve rutebaga. The savory was so perfect with the rutebega flavor. I used fresh grated Gruyere cheese for the sauce. DH and I ate it all! Thanks Allyoop for sharing your family recipe.

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    • on February 16, 2009


      Followed recipe to the letter and it came out great.....I used Laughing Cow brand gruyere...Recommend thickening the sauce on the stove prior to topping the rutabage....This is a real keeper

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    Nutritional Facts for French Turnips (Swede or Rutabaga)

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.5
    Calories from Fat 96
    Total Fat 10.7 g
    Saturated Fat 6.5 g
    Cholesterol 54.3 mg
    Sodium 114.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 3.8 g

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