Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
Although this uses yogurt in place of cream, it still results in a nice creamy bake.
- 2 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 1 large turnip, thinly sliced
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup natural yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- fresh ground pepper
- Arrange potatoes, onions and turnip in layers in a lightly greased casserole dish.
- Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour carefully over the vegetables.
- Bake, covered, in a moderate oven (180c) for 30 minutes.
- Remove cover and bake for a further 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
I love the combination of potatoes, onions and turnip (rutebega is what my family called turnip). The yoghurt and mustard gave this dish such a wonderful flavor that I don't think I will ever go back to the cream and cheese version. The slightly sour flavor of the yoghurt sweetened the onions and rutebega while enhancing the overall taste of the dish. The Dijon mustard added a subtle heat and flavor accent. I baked the dish as directed at 350° F but had to recover the dish and bake it another 20 minutes. The next time I would bake it covered for 50 minutes before removing the cover while the the veggies finish cooking and the top browns. You should also plan on letting the dish sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the juices to re-absorb. The leftovers are even better!
Sorry to say we didn't care for the flavor of this much at all. I'm not sure if it was the yogurt we used (plain), or the turnips, but they were not a hit. I had added an extra potato and used only 2 small turnips, so I thought the turnips would not be noticeable. Also, they did take much longer to cook than stated (baked at 400 for about an hour and 15), with the veggies cut very thin.
This was very tasty. I like turnips anyways but was tired of just mashing them. This wasn't "creamy" at all, but was nice and moist. I used a huge turnip, so that have had something to do with it. The Dijon and yogurt gave a nice tang to it. I did have to cook it about 20 minutes longer than called for. I will definitely make this again, especially since the hubby had three helpings! A winner!