Finnish Yellow Turnip (Swede or Rutabaga) Bake

Recipe by gruvygrl
READY IN: 55mins




  • Peel& cube turnip.
  • You should have at least 9 cups.
  • Place in a large saucepan& cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover& reduce heat so water gently bubbles.
  • Cook until tender, from 25-30 minutes.
  • Then drain.
  • Using potato masher or electric mixer, mash turnip.
  • Stir in 2 tbsp butter until melted, then mix in milk.
  • Stil 1/2 cup bread crumbs with sugars& seasonings.
  • Stir into turnip.
  • If baking right away, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • BUtter a 9x13" baking dish or coat with cooking spray.
  • Spread turnip evenly in pan and run fork over top to create a rough appearance.
  • Sprinkle with 2 tbsp bread crumbs& drizzle with 1 tbsp melted butter.
  • Bake uncovered in centre of oven until centre is hot& crumbs are golden-tipped- about 45 minutes.
  • Serve right away with roast turkey, chicken, pork or beef.
  • Note: To make ahead, prepare completely.
  • Do not bake.
  • Cover& refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • A cold casserole may need 55-60 minutes baking time.
  • If frozen, turnip's texture may soften& water out.