Southern Turnip Greens

“I found this recipe from I made it for our Thanksgiving dinner--just to make something different for a change. I have to tell you, not only was it pretty easy to make (other than the stemming), it was also very tasty. Everyone loved it. I hope you will enjoy it, too.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cooked chopped turnip greens (2 bundles) or 1 lb fresh turnip greens (2 bundles)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 ounces cream of mushroom soup (half of a 10.75 oz can)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • cooked bacon, to top if desired


  1. Stem and wash fresh greens; place in water in a large kettle, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until tender. (Or use frozen turnip greens.).
  2. Grind the greens in a food processor and measure 2 cups for the recipe. (I had exactly 2 cups when I made this.).
  3. Combine the greens with salt and pepper, sugar, vinegar, horseradish, mayonnaise, soup, and eggs. Mix well.
  4. Put the mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish or 8x8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle crumbs on top.
  5. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle tops with cheese and bacon, and bake another 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

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