Turnip Gratin

Turnip Gratin



  • 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

Total Time
40 min


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.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 860mg 36%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber less than 1g 2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 40%
Iron 4%


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