Turnip and Potato Soup

Turnip and Potato Soup

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"Creamy and savory, there are NEVER leftovers when I make this dish. A great way to incorporate turnips into your diet! If soup becomes too thick, thin with broth, water, or cream."


50 m servings 291 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat until the fat begins to render, about 4 minutes; remove from heat, and drain most of the rendered bacon drippings, reserving about 1 tablespoon in the skillet.
  2. Return the pan with the bacon and reserved drippings to medium heat; cook and stir the onion in the bacon and fat until translucent, about 4 minutes more. Stir the potato and turnip into the bacon mixture; cook and stir until the potato and turnip pieces are warmed, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the thyme to the saucepan with enough water to cover the vegetable mixture; bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a brisk simmer until the potato and turnip are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Heat butter in a small skillet. Cook and stir the kale leaves until they wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook another 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the kale and the cream into the simmering soup; allow to simmer together another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs before serving.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This was absolutely wonderful. I made it as directed except I didn't use potatoes as I am trying to watch carbs. I used dried thyme as I didn't have fresh and used chicken broth instead of wat...

this was very tasty. it was the first time I had turnips and i really liked it. I didn't have fresh thyme so i used like a tsp of dried. very hearty and delicious.

I used butter instead of bacon fat and added more savory spices such as oregano, rosemary and sage along with vegetable bullion for the broth....it was delicious!

This is a great recipe as is. For convenience, I omitted the bacon and used olive oil to cook instead, but did add Costco's precoooked/crumbled bacon bits as topping. Delightful. Even my picky e...

Made exactly as written and it was very good. We had fresh turnips and onions from our CSA share and fresh thyme from our herb garden and this was a good way to use them. The whole family enjoye...

Yeah, it was ok. Maybe I'm just not a turnip fan. I didn't have cream and used cream of chicken.

This is the best soup I have made at home. My husband goes absolutely crazy for it and it doesn't last long no matter how much I make. I recommend this soup to anyone and everyone I can and I fr...

This was wonderful. Very simple and not very time consuming. I hate when people change the recipe and then say how wonderful it was but I find using chicken stock instead of water added flavor. ...

This was truly delicious! I added extra seasoning: garlic, thyme sprigs, fresh oregano, and used chicken broth instead of water. I also sprinkled in bacon bits instead of real bacon. My WHOLE fa...