Recipes from Finland: Lanttulaatikko (Swede Casserole)

Recipes from Finland

Lanttulaatikko (Swede Casserole)

Country: Finland
Course: Side
Makes: 12 to 16 servings


  • 3-4 medium rutabagas (called "swedes" in Europe)
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 3 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs cream
  • Butter
  • Breadcrumbs


  1. Peel and cut up the rutabaga into 1-inch pieces. Place in a pot and add the butter, nutmeg, and salt. Add water and bring to a boil. Let boil for about an hour, adding water as necessary, until the rutabaga is easily pierced with a fork. Drain and mash.
  2. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Add the flour, syrup, egg, salt, butter and cream. Mix well and transfer to a greased casserole dish. Mix the breadcrumbs with melted butter and place on top.
  3. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes. Serve hot.