Recipe Highlight | Turnip Puff

This recipe comes from a Sunnyside resident who says "Turnips suck, but this puff makes them taste so good!" We don't necessarily agree with the first half of that statement, but she is definitely right about the second part! This turnip puff acts as a great side dish and makes 6 servings.


6 cups cubed turnips
2 tbsp. butter
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup fine breat drumbs
2 tbsp. melted butter

  1. Boil turnip to cook until tender- drain and mash.

  2. Add butter and eggs- beat well.

  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add turnip mash and stir until combined.

  4. Butter a casserole dish and add mixture.

  5. Combine crumbs and butter- sprinkle on top.

  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned on top.