Yellow Turnip Soubise

Recipe by Ames0325

I don't like many vegetables. I try to find lots of creative ways to make them taste better, so I can have a balanced diet. Rutabaga's( yellow Turnips) are high in vitamins and lower in carbs than potatoes and so make a great substitute in many things. They also combine with onions and rice in this simple recipe to make a rich, creamy soup that is high in nutrients and low in fat. I found this recipe in "Recipes 1-2-3" by Rozanne Gold.

Top Review by kitty.rock

I really like this soup ~ creamy goodness, and no heavy cream required! VERY low fat, low carb, and even has some fiber :) I used regular white turnips as that's all I could find in the grocery. I added 2 teaspoons dried thyme to the soup while cooking and then 1 teaspoon dried chives after I blenderized it. Very nice warming soup ~ served with a nice hunk of italian bread and butter. I will try it again with the rutabagas. This is a keeper. Thanks for posting ~ made for Spring PAC 2010!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs yellow turnips, peeled and trimmed and cut into large chunks
  • 1 lb onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 6 tablespoons long-grain rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • additional salt and pepper


  1. Put the turnips, onions,water and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the rice, stir until well mixed and cover.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 50 minutes, or until the vegetables are very soft.
  4. In several batches, puree contents of pot in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  5. Return the puree to the pot. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. This soup gets better as it sits and is better the next day.

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