A cheap and filling soup which makes good use of winter root vegetables. For a luxury version, you could add bacon, croutons, cream or all three. The original recipe, which I modified, called for 2 parsnips instead of turnip.
This is a Delia Smith recipe, which I love and use often, so thought I'd share. It introduced me to celeriac, which isn't the same as celery, by the way. You can prepare the vegetables a couple of days in advance, if need be, and keep sealed in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Turnips that are sufficiently young and tender need only be rinsed and dried before cooking; older purple-top turnips will need to be peeled. Make sure the veggies are about the same size. If you enjoy Garlic a couple of clove added to this is wonderful!
For those of us watching our calories and carbs, turnips make an excellent alternative to potatoes. A 4 ounce turnip has only about 40 calories and a negligible impact on blood sugar levels.
Turnips are available year round, but the best ones are available from late summer thru mid autumn.
My family loves this dish in the fall and winter when turnips are in season. The souffle is very easy to make, and makes a nice change from the usual potato dishes that are served in the colder seasons.
I have been making this for years and it's the only soup packed with nutrients I've been able to get kids to eat and even ask for a second bowl. Each time you make this soup it will be a little different. Add more or less of a vegetable and you can mix and match with other vegetables not listed. It freezes well so you can take along to work for lunch weeks later with a nice chunk of bread. Enjoy!
I have passed this off as potatoes to people who absolutely hated turnips. They actually liked it so much that they asked for seconds and wanted me to make it again. You can substitute half and half or evaporated milk for the heavy cream to cut down on fat.
This is from Bon Appetit October 1997. I just love rutabagas and occasionally use them in place of potatoes in soups and stews. Peeling and cutting one is an adventure if you haven't done it before. A harp-type vegetable peeler is the best assault weapon for peeling and cutting the beast takes a sharp and heavy knife.