Thanksgiving Day Creamed Turnips

Thanksgiving Day Creamed Turnips

Carrie G 0

"This recipe has been a family favorite for years. It has been passed down from my Grandmother and has since been requested every Thanksgiving holiday."


25 m servings 88 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 88 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 129 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the turnip in a saucepan with enough water to cover the cubes; place the saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 5 minutes; drain water and return turnip to saucepan.
  2. Return the saucepan to medium heat. Pour enough fresh water over the turnips to cover; add the sugar. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until turnip pieces are fork tender; drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a separate saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the flour into the butter to make a roux. Whisk in the milk until the mixture thickens. Add the turnips and stir gently to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 10 Ratings


We grew turnips in our garden for the first time this year, and they grew like crazy. This recipe is great and I would totally use it again! I left out the sugar, since it was not Thanksgiving...

Turnips are not my favorite vegetable but this is a really good dish. I made it just as the recipe stated but tripled for my big family. The kids even ate it without complaint.

I tried turnips for the first time ever tonight. These were delicious! The only changes I made was I simmered 3 turnips and reserved 1 cup of the water that I boiled the turnips in, as I want...