Gisele's Turnip Souffle


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • cooking spray (such as Pam®)

  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and cubed

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided

  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs

  • 2 eggs, separated

  • 1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon ground mace


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray into an 8x8-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 (per serving)

148 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 568mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 251mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.