Great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Kid-friendly way to get turnips in.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
55 mins
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray into an 8x8-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  • Place turnips into a large pot and cover with chicken stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 25 minutes; drain. Transfer turnips to a bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat; cook and stir bread crumbs in the melted butter until butter is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Stir 2 tablespoons butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and mace into mashed turnips. Beat egg whites in a metal or glass bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy; fold into turnip mixture. Pour turnip mixture into the prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until souffle is puffed up and set in the middle, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

I have skipped the bread crumb step before and it just needs to bake for few minutes longer to help firm souffle up.

Yellow turnips are best but white ones work really well too, plus cook faster.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 66.8mg 22% DV; sodium 568mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I have been making this turnip dish for many years and it is the yummiest. We don't have turkey dinner without it! Even people who say they don't like turnips can't believe that they like this dish. The strong flavor of the turnip is mellowed with the addition of the eggs brown sugar etc. Please give it a try. You will love it. Read More