Great with turkey. A Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite in our house.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add turnips. Reduce heat to low, and simmer turnips until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.

  • Transfer turnips to a large bowl and mash with applesauce, 6 tablespoons softened butter, brown sugar, eggs, salt, black pepper, and half the bread crumbs. Spoon turnip mixture into the prepared casserole dish, and sprinkle with remaining half of bread crumbs. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons melted butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To prepare turnips in microwave, wrap each turnip in a paper towel. Cook in microwave oven on high for 8 minutes. Let turnips cool for 8 minutes. Cut tops and bottoms from turnips, peel, and dice.

Casserole can be removed from oven and refrigerated until 1 hour before serving time. To reheat, bake in a 350-degree F (175-degree C) oven until heated through, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

116 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 51.4mg 17% DV; sodium 706.6mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
This is the best turnip recipe that I've found. I had lots of compliments and there were only a few spoonfuls left. Will definitely make this again. Went really well with our Christmas turkey dinner. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2012
This is the best turnip recipe that I've found. I had lots of compliments and there were only a few spoonfuls left. Will definitely make this again. Went really well with our Christmas turkey dinner. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2013
I like this recipe but I had to somewhat alter the original. I reduced the 6 tbls butter to 4 tbls make sure you are using unsalted butter. I did not put butter on the top at the end didn't seem necessary. Also I increased the eggs to 3 and doubled the bread crumbs. I did reduce the salt but I could have reduced it even more. I am wondering if the recipe meant to say 1 teaspoon salt not tablespoon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2013
This is the best turnip recipe I have ever tried. I had to double it for only 8 guests. I will use this for a staple recipe. Even my Husband liked it and he hates turnip!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2015
Best turnip recipe I've tried so far. Used half the butter in both the turnip mixture and in the breadcrumb topping and it was still rich and creamy. Also reduced salt to 1 tsp which was plenty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2014
This was really good. It didn't make me magically love turnips though. Hubby likes turnips more than I do and he really enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
This was a big hit for my family. I didn't have enough bread crumbs and was in a time crunch so I tried toasting some bread. Not going to do that next time...bad move on my part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
Delicious! Will make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2018
I am making it again for Christmas dinner. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2018
This casserole is delicious! I did not alter the recipe at all the amount of salt and butter is perfect and it has just the right amout of sweetness to compliment the turnip. Loved it. Read More