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ellen's creamed turnips

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I received some nice organic turnips last week and I wanted to do something with them besides just boil and mash. I thought they might be good with some heavy cream I had, so I played around with it and some spices and came up with a darn good side dish! Now I'm wondering what a little cheese would do . . .

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's creamed turnips

  • 3 lg
  • 1 tsp
    whole cloves
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp

How To Make ellen's creamed turnips

  • 1
    Peel turnips and cut into chunks. Boil water in a large saucepan and add the tablespoon of salt, the cloves and bay leaves. Boil turnips, covered for 15 or 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and remove spices.
  • 2
    Return turnips to the pot and add the butter and cream. Simmer over low heat while mashing the turnips with a potato masher or spoon.
  • 3
    Add in white pepper, remaining salt and nutmeg to taste. Serve while hot.