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
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 303
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 13g
  • carbs 15g
  • sugars 13g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 10g
  • salt 1.26g


  • 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


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


  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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