French Turnips (Swede or Rutabaga)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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.

Clara12 April 14, 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.

Lorac January 12, 2003

Great recipe! Well seasoned and goes great with my Christmas Tortiere. I have been making this for several years during the holidays, the whole family loves it. Even some relatives that do not like Rutabaga said it was good.

2skg November 26, 2014