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Turnip Souffle

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"ALTHOUGH my grandmother lived in the city, she always tended a large vegetable garden. Toward the end of summer, we helped her pick the vegetables for our favorite dishes. Like most kids, we didn't care much for turnips, but when Grandmother fixed them this way, we'd ask for seconds. -Dorothy Dick, St. Louis, Missouri"
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place turnips, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and sugar in a saucepan; cover with water. Cover and cook until turnips are tender, about 15-20 minutes; drain well and mash (do not add milk or butter). Set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, melt butter; stir in the flour and remaining salt until smooth. Add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl; gradually stir in 1/2 cup hot milk mixture. Return all to pan; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in turnips; remove from the heat. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. glass baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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Wow, Really tasty! A Hit! I used fresh neighbor grown turnips. I followed the recipe except substituted EVOO for half the butter and used a bit of wild sausage on top instead of bacon. I'll defi...

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The best thing about this recipe is that it allowed me to prepare the turnips I received from the CSA in a manner that my family would eat them. That does count for a lot, so I'm glad I found t...

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Wow, Really tasty! A Hit! I used fresh neighbor grown turnips. I followed the recipe except substituted EVOO for half the butter and used a bit of wild sausage on top instead of bacon. I'll defi...

This was a big hit. Even my kids loved it. Very light and tasty. I used freshly picked turnips, and in addition to following all of the steps in this recipe, I boiled the greens for about 15-...

Turnips are extremely unpopular in our house, and I turned to this recipe to use the allotment from our CSA. The souffle was good, and the turnips were eaten, but I can't help but think that it...

My friend makes this every Christmas and eveyone just loves it! Light, fluffy, tasty ... a terrific way to turn a sometimes unpopular vegetable into a surpisingly tasty treat!

The best thing about this recipe is that it allowed me to prepare the turnips I received from the CSA in a manner that my family would eat them. That does count for a lot, so I'm glad I found t...

I thought this recipe was great! Good flavor. Nice dish to introduce to some one who's never tried tunip greens. I did add more crisp, crumbled bacon. Yummmm!

Everyone at the Potluck enjoyed this recipe, they couldn't believe it was turnips. Personally it seemed more like something I would want for breakfast.

fabulous! They didn't even know they were eating turnip.

Added about 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 Tbsp parmesan to the turnips after mashing. Didn't have enough turnips to equal 1.5 lbs so I threw in a potato. Came out great.