Turnip Puff Recipe
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Turnip Puff Recipe

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“My family would never eat turnips until I served them this way,” says Debbie Henry from Phelpston, Ontario. This downsized version goes well with turkey, ham or roast beef. TIP: A pound of turnips yields about 2 cups chopped.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 3 cups cubed peeled turnips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 129 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place turnips in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; mash with butter. Cool slightly.
  2. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir into turnip mixture.
  3. Spoon into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Turnip Puff in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p18

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Rebekah Doran User ID: 3272283 55294
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"My husband loves this recipe!"

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