Finnish Turnips Recipe -

Finnish Turnips

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"A sweet baked turnip side dish"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add turnips; cook until tender but still firm. Drain.
  3. In a large bowl, add turnips, butter, salt, cream, eggs, brown sugar and 1 cup corn flakes. Blend until well mixed.
  4. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish, sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons crushed corn flakes. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 14, 2004

What a wonderful way to eat turnips! Who would have thuought that cornflakes would enhance the flavor, they seemed to take the bitterness out and leave the yumminess in! Even Mom liked them and she never eats turnips!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2011

I found this dish to be lacking character. To start with, it is too sweet. If you remove the brown sugar, you basically have a turnip omlette with some breadcrumbs thrown in. It is very rich and very unhealthy, and if I'm going to eat something like that, I want it to taste better than this! It needs some spices (nutmeg and ginger maybe?), and one review suggested mashing the turnips. Maybe that would help too. If I were to make this again, I might try those modifications, but I probably won't make it again.


21 Ratings

Nov 23, 2007

This was so tasty it could have been dessert. I don't think I'll ever be able to prepare turnips any other way. Even my resident "non-veggie" eater couldn't get enough!

Oct 28, 2009

I love this recipe, but have to give it 4 out of 5 only because of the alterations I made to the recipe (I only give 5 out of 5 if I love the recipe after making it exactly as written). I use one medium turnip and halve the remainder of the ingredients. Also, I use 5% cream instead of heavy whipping cream and only a tablespoon of brown sugar Splenda instead of regular brown sugar. Not too sweet, and not too heavy. When I made this recipe with the modifications, my parents - who are both Finn and grew up on their respective mothers' turnip "casseroles" - said that these were the best turnips they'd ever had!

Nov 27, 2002

This recipe overall was pretty good. It was a little too soggy for my taste, but it had a nice not-too-sweet flavor. The cornflakes helped.

Nov 05, 2003

Personally, I enjoyed this dish. My family was iffy. I will make this again---without changes, the consistancy was fine. They'll learn to love turnips, I already do!

Feb 02, 2009

My hubby and I both enjoyed this very much!I did use 1/2 c. carnation evaporated with 1/2 cup 1% milk.Thankyou.

Dec 24, 2008

It would have helped if the directions had stated to mash the turnips, perhaps it could be edited to include that in the directions. Otherwise, very good and will make it again. We raise our own and always have plenty.


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  • Calories
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 190 mg
  • 63%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

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

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