Pat's Turnips

This recipe is so delicious it helped one woman forge a closer relationship with her brother's wife.

By Pat Jones, Bogalusa, Louisiana

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A little cheese sauce and some diced potatoes are the secret to this dish.


4 turnips, diced8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
3 potatoes, peeled and diced¼ c. grated cheddar cheese
1 onion, peeled and diced1 teas. salt (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Place diced vegetables in a 5-quart pot. Add salt and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil.

3. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes with lid on.

4. Drain water. Add Velveeta cheese. Pour into ungreased 8x8 casserole pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese on top.

5. Since the vegetables are already cooked, the casserole only needs to be in the oven long enough for the cheese to melt—about 5-10 minutes.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (optional salt included):  Calories: 460; Fat: 15g; Cholestrol: 50mg; Sodium: 1610mg; Total Carbohydrates: 66g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugars: 15g; Protein: 17g.

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