Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

The Best Ever Turnips

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 pounds white turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

12 to 16 tablespoons butter

1 head of garlic, peeled

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a lot of salted water to a boil and parboil the turnips for 7 minutes; add the garlic and boil 1 minute longer; drain.
  2. Melt 8 to 12 tablespoons of butter and cook the garlic and turnips, covered, over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer turnips and garlic to a food processor and puree until smooth, adding 4 more tablespoons butter with the machine turned on. Season well with salt and pepper and, if made in advance, reheat in a double boiler.
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