Make-Ahead Turnip Casserole


This make-ahead turnip casserole is the perfect fall-flavored side dish to accompany a Thanksgiving turkey or roast ham. It is delicious!

close up view of Turnip Casserole garnished with fresh herbs in a bowl with a serving spoon
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 6 cups cubed turnips

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch nutmeg


  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  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; stir in butter and eggs.

  3. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl and stir into mashed turnip mixture. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.

  4. Mix bread crumbs and melted butter for topping in a small bowl; sprinkle over 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-egg mixture one day ahead. Store in the refrigerator and finish the casserole the next day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 604mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 27mg 137%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 299mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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