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Turnip Gratin

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Turnips are SO underrated. Turnips are a root vegetable, and once you take a bite of this dish, you’ll seriously wonder why turnips haven’t swept more Thanksgiving tables than they have.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Turnips
  • 3 cloves (to 4 Cloves) Garlic
  • 2 cups Gruyere Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons (to 6 Tablespoons) Butter
  • Chicken Broth
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Herbs, to taste

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375º.

Start by peeling and thinly slicing the turnips and mincing the cloves of garlic. Grate about 2 cups of Gruyere cheese.

In a large oven-proof skillet, melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Place a single layer of turnips on top of the butter.

Next, sprinkle a little of the garlic on top, then – and this is purely optional and really not all that necessary – add a couple of tablespoons of butter.

Next drizzle a healthy splash of chicken broth over the turnips. Next, do the same with the cream.

Now add a nice layer of Gruyere – about ½ cup. Sprinkle a bit of salt, but not much as the cheese is already salty.

Repeat these layers twice more. Sprinkle on some freshly ground black pepper.

Now pop the whole thing into the over and bake for about 20 minutes or until the top is hot, brown and bubbly.

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on 8.31.2010

I can’t wait to try this… it just dawned on me the other day that I have NEVER had a turnip! So I decided to look for a recipe that my family would probably like and voila–anything with “gratin” and we are good to go!

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lanoa on 6.20.2010

I made individual servings in ramikins. The whole family loved it-even my 2 and 4 year-olds! Mine was REALLY runny. I’m thinking that I didn’t need to add the cream and broth with each layer. We will definitely have this again-a total keeper!

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AZJ22 on 5.8.2010

I made a half batch, as I just had two people to feed. Overall: Yum!

I got a little heavy handed with the butter, and think I should’ve added more cream instead…but it still turned out yummy. I’m at 5000ft altitude, and it took about 35 minutes instead of 20.

Will definitely try this one again. Thanks!

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Karenpie on 1.2.2010

Made this for the first time, Thanksgiving 2008. I’ve made it for every holiday dinner since then – Xmas, Easter and TDay this year. It is UNBELIEVABLE. So very simple to make and fabulous taste.

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hiswife on 1.2.2014

This is the best turnip dish I’ve ever had. Okay, so I’ve only had turnips a few ways but still! So tasty. Didn’t want to share any with my husband. I think we added a bit too much butter for it was saucier than the picture, but it was tasty! Not soupy, just saucy. Which we of course ate as well.

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bumblebee on 6.27.2012

I’m not sure what I did wrong as the other reviews were so awesome. My turnips were so bad I couldn’t serve them at all. Sorry to say this especially since I so greatly wanted this to work out. I planted tons of turnips this year and now dont know what to do with them (kinda funny if you think about it).

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Caitlin on 12.24.2011

I took this to Christmas dinner last night and people raved. It is so delicious! I had to leave mine in for twice the recommended time until the top browned and bubbled. I think I had too much liquid–cream and chicken broth. This is the problem with the measurement of a “splash.” But live and learn! It was delicious anyhow!

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Carrie Gaston on 9.1.2011

Made this for a potluck, and everyone loved it. Since many were vegetarian, I did not use the chicken broth (just cream and butter). I didn’t have Gruyere Cheese, so substituted Honey Gouda Goat Cheese. I made green chips from the turnip green.

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lotsofharts on 12.18.2010

This is very good. Made it over Thanksgiving and it was great. I too was a little heavy handed on the broth and butter. Next time I will only use the 2 tablespoons of butter and a little broth. Overall it was delicious! I will absolutely make it again!

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