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Sliced turnip & bacon bake

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Make the most of turnips with this flavoursome recipe, perfect with slow cooked lamb, or as main course

  • Prep: 30 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • As a side dish
  • Easy
  • As a side dish
  • Easy
  • Calories 303
  • Carbohydrates 15
  • Saturated Fat 13
  • Sugar 13
  • Protein 10
  • Fat 23
  • Fibre 7
  • Salt 1.26

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 303
  • Carbohydrates 15
  • Saturated Fat 13
  • Sugar 13
  • Protein 10
  • Fat 23
  • Fibre 7
  • Salt 1.26

Ingredients

  • 85g butter
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaf
  • large onion, finely sliced
  • 1½ kg turnips, peeled and sliced
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated

Tip

Make it veggie
Simply leave out the bacon. A great main served with a salad.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Heat half the butter in an ovenproof frying pan. Add the bacon and cook for a few mins, then add the thyme and onions, season and cook for a further 8-10 mins until the onions are soft and golden. Scoop the onions into a bowl, leaving the buttery juices in the pan.

  2. Off the heat, layer the sliced turnips in the pan with a scattering of fried onions, a sprinkling of cheese and some dots of butter between the layers. Season with a little salt and plenty of pepper as you go. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1-1¼ hrs until the turnips are tender when prodded with the point of a knife. Leave the cake to relax for 5 mins. Turn it upside down onto a plate or board, then cut into wedges and serve.

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