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Turnip Puff

 Turnip Puff
“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.
3 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • 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.
  • Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt,
  • pepper and nutmeg; stir into turnip mixture.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter) equals 129 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 583 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.