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Creamy Turnip Soup

In nearby Wardsboro, Vermont, they have a fall festival where one of the entrees is this delicious soup. Reheats wonderfully in a slow cooker! —Liz Wheeler, Wilmington, Vermont
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings (2-1/4 quarts)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach


  • In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Add turnips, broth and potato. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
  • In a food processor, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all to pan. Stir in cream, salt and nutmeg; heat through.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted. Serve with soup.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 138 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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  • missypoo1974
    Sep 21, 2014

    If you don't like turnips, this might not be the soup for you. We, however, are turnip lovers and this soup was fantastic! I cooked it in the crock pot on high for 5 hours and it was great! My 9 and 10 year old practically licked their bowls clean and were happy to have leftovers. I was very happy we were blessed with a ton of turnips in our garden this year because this recipe will be used again and again!

  • Marina Baurhenne
    Oct 2, 2012

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  • Live4tday
    Dec 28, 2011

    It was a good recipe to make since we had an abundance of turnips this year but I would not go to the store to purchase the ingredients just to make the soup.

  • interpretermom
    Nov 13, 2011

    I saw the picture and decided to try something new (turnips.) It was awful. It had a strong, bitter aftertaste. I tried adding salt to counteract the bitterness but that only improved it slightly. We choked it down but I definitely would not make it again.

  • Primadivasm
    Nov 1, 2011

    Fantastic! I ate a whole pot over a cold weekend kind of like potato soup

  • LlamaMama81
    Oct 8, 2011

    I love trying new soups, this was not a good one. I wouldn't waste your time. Sorry to the creator of the recipe! It just wasn't for me.

  • pdxdiva
    Sep 22, 2011

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