Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This dish can be done ahead of time and any leftovers can be frozen. Try this instead of the usual carrots and turnip for a holiday vegetable.
- 6 cups cubed turnips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- salt and pepper
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1⁄2 cup fine breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Cook turnip until tender, drain and mash (by hand).
- Add butter and eggs and beat well.
- (This can be done the a day ahead).
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, seasoning and nutmeg.
- Stir into turnip mixture.
- Pour into a buttered casserole dish.
- Mix breadcrumbs and butter and sprinkle on top.
- Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until light brown on top.
Even turnip haters love this!
I first had this delicious turnip puff at my Fathers place,(made by his girlfriend). Both my sister and I have gotten the recipe from her since,(which is the exact recipe as yours,except she only uses 1/4 tsp. baking powder). I have made it several times now,and I think my husband & I enjoy it more than regular mashed turnip now!! I am actually making it right now to go along with our roast beef for supper tonight, so I did a search to compare recipes out of curiosity. Upon seeing your recipe, I did increase my baking powder today to 1 tsp. I have also halved this recipe with great success! As you say this is great to go along with your Christmas or Thanksgiving holiday turkey, or any meal that you enjoy mashed turnip with!
I have been making this recipe for years and years and it is still a family favourite. The only difference I make is to add 4 carrots along with the turnip. Makes it slightly sweeter. Anne-Marie