Buttered Turnip Puree

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 large turnips, peeled and cut into even sized medium chunks

3 1/2 cups milk

1/2 bunch fresh thyme

2 clove garlic, peeled and gently crushed with the side of a knife

1 stick unsalted butter, cut into cubes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add turnips, milk, thyme and garlic to a medium-sized sauce pot. Set over medium heat and place the lid over the pot so it is just covering. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes until tender - the tip of a paring knife should go through without resistance.
  2. Remove the thyme and remove 2 cups of the liquid. Drain and place turnips back into the same pan and blend using an immersion blender or place to a food processor. Add butter and about 1 cup of the milk cooking liquid and blend. Season with salt and pepper and puree until smooth. Add more of the milk if necessary.