Turnip or rutabaga? What the heck is the difference? Turnips are a close cousin of the rutabaga and can often be used interchangeably in recipes, like this one. Typically, we eat rutabagas and call them turnips, but for this recipe, I decided to try an actual turnip.
This Turnip Casserole would make an excellent side for your Thanksgiving table. My grandma used to LOVE turnips and it was a staple on our holiday table. She’d make them sweet so I copied her and did the same with this recipe. If you can’t find turnips, just substitute a rutabaga and it will still turn out fine.
An easy Thanksgiving side dish that everyone will love!
- 2 medium turnips, cooked, drained and mashed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp butter, softened
- 1 egg
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and place in a small greased casserole dish.
- Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Serve hot.
It’s funny because I couldn’t stand turnips growing up. Maybe it was the smell? I don’t know. Now? I think they are fantastic. So yummy! Give me alllllll the turnips, please.
The hardest part of this recipe is cooking the turnips and even that isn’t bad at all. They kind of look like mashed potatoes, don’t you think?
Whatever you choose to use, you are in for a delicious side dish that everyone will love!