Turnip Puff

The Thanksgiving countdown is on!

Are you ready?  Or do you still need some ideas for side dishes?
Well I have an idea for you!  It’s something different than the same old boiled turnip.

This has to be one of my most favourite side dishes on the table at Thanksgiving and Christmas!

It’s creamy, fluffy and so delicious!  Even the non-turnip lovers (my hubby & kids) like this one!

Turnip Puff
Ack.  I didn’t get a good picture of this dish!
Trying to get a turkey dinner on the table for over 10 people and taking pictures just doesn’t jive!

Turnip Puff


  • 3 cups hot mashed turnip (about 2-3 medium sized turnips)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Breadcrumb Topping:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  1. Cook, then mash your turnip.
  2. Beat together the mashed turnip, 3 tbsp butter and 2 eggs.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the flour mix to the turnip mix, combine well. Then add to a 2L casserole dish.
  5. In a saucepan, melt the 2 tbsp butter and add bread crumbs. Cook for about 1 minute.
  6. Then sprinkle the bread crumb mix on top of the turnip mix.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until brown and hot.
  • You can make this dish a day ahead of time!  That’s what I did for Thanksgiving.  Just reheat in the microwave, or oven before serving.
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  • Reply The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ November 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    well well well!!!! here’s another one of your incredible creations that is on the must create list!!!!! this is divine! LOVE IT!!! making it!!! then LOVING IT i am sure! thanks for sharing and wishing you a picture perfect day! hugs… oh hearing the words — you can make it ahead of time…like sheer music!!! : )

  • Reply Barb November 16, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Love this dish, Jo! and your photo is awesome!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma November 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Sounds SOOO good!! What a fantastic recipe!

  • Reply Catie @ Catie's Corner November 16, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    I LOVE turnip. Believe it or not, but I never had it until I moved here to Canada. Ever since I tried it, it’s a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s one dish I wonder why I never make except at the holidays. I’ll have to give yours a try for something a bit different. This year I want to mix up the classics a bit. Of course I’ll be doing sweet potatoes, but I’m going to roast them instead of my usual. Anyway, thanks for sharing, Jo-Anna!!

    ~ Catie

  • Reply Tanya from Dans le Townhouse November 17, 2011 at 4:44 AM

    That looks fantastic!! Can I make (more importantly, eat) it if my Thanksgiving is over? Lol.

    P.S. Today’s my blogiversary, and I’m hosting my first-ever giveaway!


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  • Reply Dana April 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    I love this dish! Started making it many years ago when I lived home in Newfoundland….it was always a favorite dish. Anyone who is skeptical that this is tasty, well you really do have to try it to believe it!! I am doing weight watchers, and since Turnip has no points value…its a great addition to a meal @ 2 pts per serving 🙂

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  • Reply Michal November 11, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    do you use rutabagas or the regular white/purple turnips? I’d like to try this out!

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 11, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      Hi Michal! I use rutabagas! Enjoy!

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