Carrots and sugar sweeten the turnip in this side dish. A must for my family's Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The recipe is often requested.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Place the carrot and turnip cubes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.

  • Return the carrots and turnips to the pot, and mash well with the butter, salt, flour and 1/4 cup of sugar. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl, then stir into the mashed carrot mixture until blended. Scrape into the prepared casserole dish. Stir together 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the top of the carrot mash.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the carrot mash has slightly firmed and the top has begun to turn golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 23g; fat 8g; cholesterol 78.9mg; sodium 311.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This was a great vegetable dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made this dish for Christmas dinner. I prepared it up to but not including the baking of it froze it and thawed it Christmas eve. I popped it into the oven for an hour when the turkey was finished and resting prior to carving. It was light and tasty. The whole family all 15 of us enjoyed it even the one year old! It will be featured in our family recipe collection and I will certainly make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2009
This was just ok for me. I didn't care for the cinnamon topping and even with the addition of the eggs the casserole was not firm enough for me. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
This was a great vegetable dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made this dish for Christmas dinner. I prepared it up to but not including the baking of it froze it and thawed it Christmas eve. I popped it into the oven for an hour when the turkey was finished and resting prior to carving. It was light and tasty. The whole family all 15 of us enjoyed it even the one year old! It will be featured in our family recipe collection and I will certainly make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
This can excite a non=turnip eater to possibly enjoy them! I used spelt flour instead of all purpose flour and half the amount of honey instead of sugar with just cinnamon sprinkled on top. Great both hot or cold! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/05/2009
This was just ok for me. I didn't care for the cinnamon topping and even with the addition of the eggs the casserole was not firm enough for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
Tira shared this family recipe with me and I made it for Thanksgiving this year and it was a HIT!! So yummy perfect addition to my table!! Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
This is a great use of turnip! As I usually do I added an apple onion & garlic ( sateed in butter.) It added a depth to the dish that turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2014
I really like this; my grandma would make something like this but it wasn't a sweet version. So I used this as a base. Instead of adding sugar I added dill and a pinch of cinnamon. I also did not make a topping to it. It turned out a nice savory version of this Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2018
This dish was excellent. Just the right amount of sugar enhanced this dish. I was worried that it would be too sweet but it was the perfect amount. Glad to find another dish that incorporates turnips a very underrated vegetable. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
Tasty way to serve turnips to people who don't like them! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2018
The only difference I made in this recipe is that I left the sugar out of the topping though I did sprinkle the casserole with cinnamon. My family all had different opinions about the level of sweetness. My kids thought it was just right I thought it could be slightly less sweet and my husband thought it should be more sweet. I will make it again though I may play around with the amount of sugar. It's nice to get another Finnish recipe to add to my collection as I am of Finnish descent. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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