I will never be able to eat Turnip Puff without thinking of Nana. Basically, that means I will always make this even if I may be the only one that eats it (Dewey is stubborn in his hatred for turnips).
It has turned many a turnip hater into a card carrying turnip puff lover. I’m not sure how it happens but there is something in this recipe that makes the average, boring turnip worthy of a spot at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Yes, there really is a delicious turnip recipe….who knew?
I can hear you now “But, I HATE turnips!” All I can say is…make turnip puff at least once. It is just that good. Oh and you can use either turnips or rutabagas. Either works. And make sure that you make those dishes that remind you of someone you have loved and lost. It keeps them alive in your heart. It also makes me what someone might make to remember me one day. Something that makes you go “Hmmmmmmm!”
It’ll go perfectly with your holiday turkey and I guarantee someone will ask for the recipe. Yep, it’s that delicious! Enjoy!
Turnip Puff – A Delicious Turnip Recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Who knew that turnips could be delicious? Turnip Puff is the only turnip recipe you will ever need. Even turnip haters love it!
- 6 cups cubed turnips, or rutabaga
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a medium size casserole dish.
- Boil turnip in a medium saucepan until tender.
- Drain and mash.
- Add butter and egg and mix well.
- Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a small bowl.
- Mix into the turnip mixture.
- Pour turnip mixture into buttered casserole dish.
- Combine bread crumbs and melted butter. Spread evenly over turnip mixture.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown on top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g
Recipe Notes: This recipe serves ~6. It doubles well and the leftovers reheat well. I give this two thumbs up but Dewey & Evan not so much. Many people who go to Nana’s have commented that this is soooo good that they can’t believe it has turnips in it.
Looking for more delicious holiday side dishes? Check these out!
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And after your big meal, use those turkey leftovers in these delicious soups!
White Turkey Chili in the Instant Pot
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Thursday 4th of November 2021
Could this be made up ahead and frozen? I've made it many times but wondered it it would cook from frozen and taste okay.
Thursday 4th of November 2021
I've never tried. I feel like you could make the turnip part ahead and refrigerate or freeze. Then thaw and sprinkle the topping on and bake if that makes sense.
Wednesday 21st of October 2020
I make this every holiday, but mine has onion and no flour. A favourite holiday casserole!😊
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Thursday 24th of September 2020
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Sunday 30th of August 2020
I made it with carrots instead of turnips becauseotdering online grocery gave me carrots instead.came out yummy. Thank you for the wonderful rrciepes
Tuesday 8th of September 2020
Thank you for giving me a new way to make it! Yum!
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Monday 21st of October 2019
[…] Turnip Puff This recipe is not vegan, and I am not sure how vegan-izable it will be. But it is TOTALLY speaking to me! I’ve tried it once with rutabaga, and honestly I have to try again soon. So this recipe sits here as inspiration for turnips. And if you are on this page and aren’t vegan- MAKE THIS AND TELL IF IT IS AWESOME! It just seems like such a great recipe for a Thanksgiving or holiday table. […]