Bean Bake with Greens and Turnips | Naturally Ella

My first experience with turnips didn’t come until I joined the CSA. In fact, it was my first day on the farm and I was sent home with gorgeous Hakurei turnips. Of course, these were only one variety of turnips but over the years, I’ve experimented with most. Each turnip has a lovely, fairly mellow flavor that is perfect grilled, roasted, or added to a stir-fry. This bean bake uses the entire turnip (if you’re lucky enough to find a bunch!) The greens are slightly wilted and combined with my favorite large white beans then topped with thinly shaved turnips. This bake is hearty enough for a dinner- especially if you serve it with a slice of crusty bread.

Bean Bake with Greens and Turnips

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-09-23T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 25 minutes 2017-09-23T00:25:00+00:00 Serves 4 servings     adjust servings Calories
Corona Bean Bake with Greens and Turnips | Naturally Ella

An easy and beautiful bean bake featuring the buttery corona beans tossed with turnip or kale greens and topped with sliced turnips.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups packed kale or turnip greens
  • 2 cups cooked Corona beans (cannellini also work)
  • 2 cups crushed tomato
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium purple top turnips, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Heat a medium, oven-safe skillet or cast iron pan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil to the pan, followed by the garlic. Cook the garlic until fragrant and golden; 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the greens, turn the heat to low, and cook until the greens just begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Stir the beans, crushed tomatoes, rosemary, salt, and pepper into the greens mixture. Create a layer of the thinly sliced turnips on top. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tomato sauce is bubbling and the turnips are tender.

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Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks: The turnips still have a bit of texture to them. If you’re looking for completely tender turnips, I recommend slicing then steaming for a minute or two- just to take the crispness from the turnip.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: white beans, crushed tomatoes, turnips

Nutrition:  see the information.

Bean Bake

variations

Beans: I really love the large corona beans but they aren’t available in every store. I like to order beans from Rancho Gordo but Cannelini or another large bean would also work.

Zucchini: For the top of this bean bake, you could thinly shave zucchini or summer squash to top the bake.

Cheese: Stir in feta to the tomato sauce or I like to treat this bake a bit like lasagna. Save some tomato sauce then layer the top with the turnips followed by the sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella or similar melting cheese.

Corona Bean Bake with Greens and Turnips | Naturally Ella