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turnip leek gruyere cheese bake

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Sherry Blizzard
Piney Flats, TN

Yay! I created a fantastic new recipe to use my turnips and leeks. Turnips are a highly underrated vegetable and can easily take the place of potatoes in a number of recipes. If you've been hesitant about trying turnips, give this yummy, creamy and cheesy dish a try. The ingredients work perfectly together. I also like the fact that it's a one-pot dish. I didn't add salt and do not think it needs it because of the saltiness of the Gruyere and the bouillon. The hunky hubby couldn't get enough of this stuff and I hope it's is a winner at your house too!

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Whether you serve this during the holidays or for a weeknight meal, this one-pot side dish will be delicious. It sounds fancy, but the hardest part is cleaning the leeks and slicing the turnips. We love the nutty flavor Gruyere adds to the dish. A great substitute for scalloped potatoes that will make your kitchen smell amazing while it bakes.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For turnip leek gruyere cheese bake

  • 2 md
    turnips, peeled and sliced very thin
  • 1
    leek, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 c
    cream or half and half
  • black pepper

How To Make turnip leek gruyere cheese bake

  • Oven preheating.
    Preheat oven to 375 F. This is a layered dish in an oven proof skillet, so you will be creating layers of turnips, leeks, garlic, cheese, bouillon, cream and pepper.
  • Sliced turnips, chopped leeks, and minced garlic prepped.
    Peel turnips. I used a mandolin slicer to make thin slices. Smash garlic cloves and finely dice. Wash leek well and dice.
  • Layer of sliced turnips in a skillet.
    In your skillet dice up 1 tablespoon of butter, cover the bottom with a layer of sliced turnips, a little of the leeks, garlic, and cheese. Drizzle a little of the chicken bouillon and cream over the top of the layer and sprinkle with course-ground pepper. Top with another tablespoon of butter.
  • Layers repeated ending with cheese.
    Repeat this process again and again until the turnip slices are all used.
  • Pats of butter on top of the layers.
    Top the final cheese layer with a little more butter. I actually got 3 layers out of just 2 medium turnips.
  • Skillet placed in the oven to bake.
    Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and bubbly and turnips test to done.