Turnips Au Gratin

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Turnips Au Gratin is a dish that’s so creamy and cheesy and rich. I can’t think of a better way to eat turnips. Makes a great holiday side dish!

Turnips Au Gratin


For the cheese, I like to use a combination of Parmesan cheese and gruyere cheese. The nuttiness of gruyere is so good with turnips. Flavored with just a little garlic and fresh thyme, this is a simple, but delicious recipe.

I admittedly don’t cook turnips often. Does anyone?

But boy oh boy, this creamy, rich Turnips Au Gratin dish is worthy of being made again and again.

Turnips have kind of a peppery taste that lends itself to a creamy casserole. Preferably, you’ll want to cut the turnips really thinly and uniformly with a mandoline.

Creamy Turnips Au Gratin

Turnips Au Gratin

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Turnips Au Gratin are so creamy and rich. Both Parmesan cheese and gruyere cheese hive this holiday side dish lots of cheese flavor.
Print Recipe


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and sliced thinly with a mandoline
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease an 11x7-inch baking dish.
  • Bring heavy cream garlic cloves, thyme, salt and pepper to a simmer. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain out garlic and thyme.
  • Layer 1/3 of turnip slices in baking dish and top with 1/3 of cheese.
  • Add 2 more layers of turnips and cheese.
  • Pour the heavy cream on top. Cover with foil and bake 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 20 more minutes.

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