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Finnish Turnip Casserole Recipe

Finnish Turnip Casserole

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"Carrots and sugar sweeten the turnip in this side dish. A must for my family's Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. The recipe is often requested."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Place the carrot and turnip cubes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  3. Return the carrots and turnips to the pot, and mash well with the butter, salt, flour and 1/4 cup of sugar. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl, then stir into the mashed carrot mixture until blended. Scrape into the prepared casserole dish. Stir together 2 tablespoons of sugar with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the top of the carrot mash.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the carrot mash has slightly firmed and the top has begun to turn golden brown, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2009

This was a great vegetable dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I made this dish for Christmas dinner. I prepared it up to but not including the baking of it, froze it and thawed it Christmas eve. I popped it into the oven for an hour when the turkey was finished and resting prior to carving. It was light and tasty. The whole family, all 15 of us, enjoyed it, even the one year old! It will be featured in our family recipe collection and I will certainly make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 05, 2009

This was just ok for me. I didn't care for the cinnamon topping and even with the addition of the eggs, the casserole was not firm enough for me.


11 Ratings

Mar 17, 2013

This can excite a non=turnip eater to possibly enjoy them! I used spelt flour instead of all purpose flour, and half the amount of honey instead of sugar, with just cinnamon sprinkled on top. Great both hot or cold! Thanks for the recipe!

May 04, 2011

Tira shared this family recipe with me and I made it for Thanksgiving this year and it was a HIT!! So yummy, perfect addition to my table!! Thank you!!

Mar 09, 2015

This is a great use of turnip ! As I usually do, I added an apple,onion & garlic ( sateed in butter .) It added a depth to the dish that turned out great !

Aug 21, 2014

I really like this; my grandma would make something like this but it wasn't a sweet version. So I used this as a base. Instead of adding sugar I added dill and a pinch of cinnamon. I also did not make a topping to it. It turned out a nice savory version of this

Nov 28, 2013

Easy to make and so delicious. We will have this one again and again. I did cut back on the sugar by a few tablespoons and no cinnamon.

Sep 30, 2013

This was a little funky for us. Couldn't help but feel like I was eating very scrambled eggs with carrots. The texture was a little off-putting. I feel bad but not my favourite recipe. Sorry.


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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