Swede Casserole

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Tisme

Another recipe from a fantastic cookbook given to me my my wonderful mother, many Christmas's ago.... Posted for ZWT3. I have not tried this recipe from Scandinavia, but after posting it, I do intend to. This is evidentaly a popular way of serving swedes in Finland and usualy is anaccompaniment to pork or ham. Swedes can be substituted with turnips.

Top Review by Elly in Canada

I loved this recipe!!! I like turnips anyway and this casserole took the plain old turnip to a new level. As I was adding the egg and stirring I tasted the mixture to see if more seasoning was required!! I had to have a couple of tastes to figure it out!!! I did not add the sugar, my turnip was naturally sweet. Added a few extra shakes of fresh ground pepper and melted a bit of butter to add to the breadcrumbs before sprinkling them over the top. I put the mixture into a shallow dish and it was done in about 30 minutes. Definitely will keep this recipe on file!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer swedes in lightly salted water (in covered pan) for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash or press through a sieve with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the flour and half the butter, stirring all the time, then slowly beat in the cream until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Season to taste with salt,pepper,nutmeg and sugar.
  4. Add the egg and pour the mixture into a well buttered oven proof dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on to, dot with reamaining butter and bake in oven at 180c for about an hour, until the top is lightly browned.

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