Kohlrabi Ham Bake

Easy and delicious casserole with baked kohlrabi, ham, eggs, and cream.

Kohlrabi Ham Bake
Elise Bauer

If I could, I would reach out to each and every one of you, take you by the hand to the market, buy a bunch of kohlrabi and some ham, go back to your kitchen with you and make this dish for you. Just so you would try it.

It's that good.

Elise Bauer

The recipe was in a book that Garrett gave my father on Russian, German & Polish Food & Cooking. Dad has a preternatural affection for all things turnip and cabbage.

Kohlrabi means cabbage turnip in German, so of course dad couldn't wait to try the recipe. We all loved it so much we made him make it again a few days later and made sure my brother showed up for dinner.

Kohlrabi Ham Bake
Elise Bauer

Kohlrabi Ham Bake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 60 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 4 kohlrabi, peeled and diced

  • 8 ounces thick ham, diced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • Pinch mace (can substitute ground nutmeg)

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook diced kohlrabi in butter

    Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the diced kohlrabi and gently cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Beat the egg yolk, and whisk in the heavy cream, flour, mace, salt and pepper until well combined
  3. Assemble casserole

    Place half of the cooked kohlrabi on the bottom of an oven-proof casserole dish. Layer on the diced ham and parsley. Top with the remaining kohlrabi. Pour the sauce ingredients over the kohlrabi and ham.

  4. Bake

    Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Serve immediately.

Adapted from a recipe in Russian, German & Polish Food & Cooking by Leslie Chamberlain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
458 Calories
38g Fat
10g Carbs
21g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 458
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 312mg 104%
Sodium 782mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 45mg 224%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 563mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.