Turnip tartiflette

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

We’ve swapped potatoes for turnips in this classic French dish, to make the most of a winter veg. Their pepperiness contrasts with the Reblochon cheese

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 599
  • fat 50g
  • saturates 30g
  • carbs 10g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 24g
  • salt 2.5g


  • 750g turnips, peeled and sliced
  • 20g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 200g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, chopped
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 240g Reblochon, rind and all, chopped into chunks
  • green salad and cornichons, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the turnips and cook for 6 mins until just tender, then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion for 5 mins, then tip in the bacon and cook for a further 8 mins until it is crisp and the onions are golden. Stir through the thyme.

  3. Lightly butter a medium, overproof casserole dish. Cover the base with half the turnips, then spoon over half each of the onion mixture, crème fraîche and cheese. Season, then repeat the layers. Bake in the oven for 25 mins until bubbling and deeply golden. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then serve with a green salad and some cornichons.

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