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Make-Ahead Turnip Casserole

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This make-ahead casserole is the perfect fall-flavored side dish to accompany a Thanksgiving turkey or roast ham. It is delicious!"
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1 h 5 m servings 188
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place turnips into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot. Mash turnips; add butter and eggs.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl and stir into turnips. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  4. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter and sprinkle on top of turnip mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until light brown on top, about 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can prepare the turnip, butter, and egg mixture the day ahead. Store in the refrigerator and complete the casserole the next day.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 188 calories; 10 20.5 5 82 604 Full nutrition

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This recipe is very similar to my mother's for Thanksgiving and Christmas which I have been making for years! Great way to introduce this vegetable to picky eaters, however, we prefer not to hav...