Lanttulaatikko (Finnish Mashed Turnip Casserole)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This hearty Finnish side dish is similar to mashed potatoes, but with the special, earthy flavor of yellow turnips (lanttu). Lanttulaatikko is a favorite Christmas dish on Finnish holiday tables.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil turnip till tender (15-20 minutes). Remove turnip and allow to cool.
  2. When cooled, mash turnip with potato masher or ricer in a medium bowl. Mix in all other ingredients.
  3. Put mixture in casserole dish and bake in oven at 325 degrees F for one hour. Casserole should be brown and fully cooked through.
  4. Note: in the USA, "yellow turnips" are sold as "rutabagas".