Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Saw a picture of this one in *Successful Farming* magazine's January 08 edition and simply HAD to post it for future reference. It looks and sounds so G-O-O-D! Use the veggies in any combination, as long as you end up with 3 cups (plus the carrots, etc.). The original recipe wanted you to boil the onions with the other veggies--but that just didn't appeal to me--so I added the step with sauteeing the onions. Use your favorite melty cheese, we prefer cheddar, the original recipe called for Gruyere. Don't you love having a choice? :rofl:
- 1 cup parsnip, peeled, 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup rutabaga, peeled, 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup turnip, peeled, 1-inch cubes
- 3⁄4 cup carrot, coarsely chopped
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
The Other Stuff
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄3 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cheese, grated
- Place chopped vegs in 2 cups water in saucepan & boil; simmer until tender (cooking time will vary depending on which vegs you use--check for tenderness at about 12 minutes); drain.
- While that's bubbling, saute onions in butter; set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375; grease a 1-quart casserole baking dish; set aside.
- To veggies, add nutmeg and S & P; then mash or beat until consistency you appreciate--you should have small lumps--unless you like it glue-y!
- Add sauteed onions, crumbs and eggies; mix in lightly.
- Spoon into prepped pan; bake uncovered for 35 minutes; sprinkle with cheese, bake additional 5-10 minutes (browned & knife comes out clean).
Even the parsnip hater liked this substantial casserole! I used crushed Ritz-type crackers instead of breadcrumbs (inspired by another recipe) and added a dash of cinnamon and pinch of cardamon. I cut the veggies in 1/4" dice to speed cooking and didn't mash it very much in Step 4.
I think this is a very tasty recipe for eating veges you might not eat everyday. I followed ingredients per recipe. I used cheddar cheese as the final topping. Made for ZWT4 for Cookin Cats.
This was very good. I made it healthier to fit my diet by only adding one egg and no cheese. I can imagine it being even better with the other egg and cheese.