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After delaying dinner with my searching, and a small catastrophe pealing these little root vegetables, I found this idea in a southern cookbook. I cut the recipe in half and added a few other ingredients (like bacon and Panko). However this turned out to be an easy way to use this uncommon veggie.
Bacon and Cheese Turnip Casserole
1 lb. turnips, peeled and chopped
1/8 cup butter
1/2 tsp. minced onion
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/8 cup bacon real bits
Place turnips in large pot or saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil over medium high heat for 20 minutes until tender. Drain well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray coat 8x8 square baking dish.
In small saucepan or skillet, melt 1 T. butter and saute' onions until tender, about 3 minutes. Add to turnips.
Mix turnips just like mashed potatoes - adding milk, salt, pepper, onion and butter. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and combine well.
Pour into sprayed baking dish and sprinkle top with bread crumbs and remaining cheese.
Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.