Turnip Puff


Prep time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 
25 minutes


A unique way to make turnips (or even swede) a main dish.


  • 780g turnips, cubed, or use a mix of turnip and swede
  • 57g butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 30g breadcrumbs
  • 28g butter, melted


  1. Butter a medium casserole dish and set aside. Preheat oven to 190 C.
  2. Cook the turnip in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash roughly by hand in the pot.
  3. Add butter and eggs to the pot and beat well.
  4. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, seasoning and nutmeg.
  5. Stir into the turnip mixture.
  6. Pour the entire mixture into the buttered casserole dish.
  7. Mix breadcrumbs and the melted butter together to form a crumble. Sprinkle on top of the turnip mixture.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown on top.


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