Turnip and Havarti Torte

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This dish is even better reheated the second day and that's saying something. THIS is comfort food. Use it as a side dish or even served cold as an appetizer. From Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 lbs large turnips, of similar size
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 lb havarti with caraway or 1 lb plain 50% reduced-fat havarti cheese, in 1/16 inch slices
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Boil the unpeeled turnips in salted water until tender, about 30 minutes; drain, cool, peel and cut into 1/4" thick crosswise slices; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°; spread the butter on the bottom of a 9" springform pan; place 1/4 of the cheese in the pan; top with 1/3 of the turnip slices, slightly overlapping them; season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Lay down 2 more layers of cheese and seasoned turnips; end with the final 1/4 of cheese; place the pan on a baking sheet and bake 40 minutes or until cheese is golden brown; cool a bit before serving in wedges.


Most Helpful

It was delicious. The only thing that I may do differently is to perhaps add an herb to it. Dill may be a good addition.

pkraidler November 05, 2008

This was yummy yummy. I learned an important lesson however... I used regular old havarti, and had a *lot* of oil in the pan. Next time, I'll use low fat cheese. Also, I sprinkled a little nutmeg in with the salt and pepper. Delish!

Kendra PeloJoaquin November 16, 2006

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