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Turnip Casserole

Turnip Casserole

Southern Living OCTOBER 2004

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time: 25 Minutes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Bake: 30 Minutes


  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated white Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs


Combine turnips and water to cover in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well; transfer to a large bowl, and mash with a potato masher.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 3 minutes or until tender.

Add onion, milk, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, and remaining 3 tablespoons butter to mashed turnips, stirring to combine. Spoon into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.


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