What am I going to do with this big turnip

What am I going to do with this BIG turnip?

We anticipated this question and thought we would help you use this wonderful vegetable.

Nana's Mashed Turnip  (From Allrecipes.com)   

Photo By: Melissa F.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 6
"Mashed potatoes with turnip! What a delicious idea!"

1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
3 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place turnip and potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat, and drain.
Mix milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar with the turnip and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Mash until slightly lumpy.
Transfer turnip mixture to a small baking dish. Dot with remaining butter. Cover loosely, and bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking about 8 minutes, until lightly browned.


Turnip Gratin Recipe (From Simply Recipes)
This recipe serves four, but it can easily be doubled. If you double it, use a 9x13 casserole dish. This recipe works best with young turnips with relatively high moisture. Large  turnips, or storage turnips, that are tougher and drier may need to be blanched for more than 3 minutes.

  • 2 medium sized young turnips (about 1/2 pound total), peeled, and sliced 1/8-1/4 inch thin
  • Olive oil
  • 3-4 slices white bread (enough to make two single layers in the pan), crusts removed
  • A few slices of onion, very thinly sliced, enough to cover the pan in one layer
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8x5 baking pan or casserole dish

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Blanch the raw turnip slices in salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove from water and drain.

2 Coat the inside of the casserole dish with olive oil. Place a layer of bread on the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer on half of the turnip slices in a single layer, season with salt and pepper. Layer on all of the onions. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Add another layer of bread, turnips, and cheese. Sprinkle again with salt and pepper.
3 Place casserole on top rack of oven. Cook for 25 minutes. For the last few minutes, if you want, and you are using a pan (metal or ceramic) that can safely handle broiling temperatures, broil for a couple minutes to brown the top.
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

Heather @ Stuffed Pepper ™ said...

My Nana makes mashed turnip, too! And I love it. Also, turnip and other root veggies are great roasted in the oven (cut into small chunks) and can be eaten as is, or put on a salad with goat cheese. :)