Turnip gratin with cider, cream and bacon

Turnip gratin with cider, cream and bacon

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

This is a nice way to cook young turnips before they become older and more starchy. This makes for a great side dish with grilled or roasted meats. Dry cider is best for this recipe.



  • double cream 284ml pot
  • cider 100ml
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp
  • young turnips 750g, peeled and sliced
  • back bacon 6 slices, cut into small pieces


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the cream and cider into a large pan and simmer for a couple of minutes. Season then add the mustard and turnip slices and cook for 5 minutes. Fry the bacon until crisp. Tip the turnip mix and bacon into a gratin dish, leaving some bacon for the top. Cook for 25-30 minutes until golden and bubbling.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 551
  • Fat 51.2g
  • Saturates 25.8g
  • Carbs 11g
  • Fibre 4.5g
  • Protein 10.6g
  • Salt 1.85g