Finnish Swede casserole

In Finnish cuisine, there are many variations of casserole dishes, or what is called laatikko: carrot, potato, sweet potato, beetroot, or swede/lanttu, mostly served during Christmas time.

In this article, we will introduce you another laatikko/casserole-dish: lanttulaatikko, one of the most loved traditional Christmas dishes from Finland. Made from mashed swede/rutabaga, it is slightly sweet and spiced with ginger, nutmeg, white pepper, and cinnamon, and usually served with other casseroles at the Christmas table as a side dish.


3-4 Swede medium size (about 1kg)

1 dl cream of your choice, regular or plant-based

½ dl syrup of your choice, light or dark

½ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp nutmeg powder

½ tsp cinnamon powder

½ tsp salt

Pinch of white pepper (optional)