Savory Turnip Gratin with Greens

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Savory Turnip Gratin with GreensRecipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Claire Spollen

Clear a place of honor on the Thanksgiving table for this creamy and exceptionally comforting casserole.

Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups chopped leek
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
3 cups chopped turnip greens
1 1/2 pounds small turnips, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, divided
1 pound baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, divided
1 cup water
1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
5 garlic cloves
4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)


Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan. Add leek, thyme, and sage; cook 3 minutes. Add greens; cook 2 minutes. Remove leek mixture from pan; place in a bowl.

3. Combine 1 cup turnips, 1 cup potatoes, 1 cup water, milk, and garlic in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 minutes. Place milk mixture, flour, salt, and pepper in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid; secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in lid. Blend until smooth.

4. Coat a broiler-safe 2-quart oval ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange half of remaining turnips and half of remaining potatoes in dish; top evenly with leek mixture and 1/4 cup cheese. Top with remaining turnips and remaining potatoes. Pour milk mixture evenly over top. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove dish from oven. Heat broiler to high. Sprinkle gratin with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Broil 3 minutes.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 3.3 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 315 mg
Calcium 272 mg