Turnip Puff

Hubby and I celebrated Thanksgiving at our house on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I didn’t want to go too overboard with the menu so I asked Hubby what the one side dish he needed on the table to make it feel like Thanksgiving. For me, it is the green bean casserole. For Hubby, it is mashed turnip. I decided to make this turnip puff instead of just heating up some frozen mashed turnip.

Hubby said these were the best turnips he had ever had (don’t let his mom find out!) The flour and eggs made the turnips more hearty and less watery. The paprika and bread crumbs on top add a nice flavor and texture as well. If you are looking for a holiday side dish, I highly recommend this one!

One other thing. You can make this ahead of time and freeze it. Then just let it defrost a few hours prior to baking it.

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Turnip Puff

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients:

3 cups hot mashed turnip
3 Tbsp butter
2 eggs, beaten
3 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
dried bread crumbs and butter for the top

Directions:

Combine turnip, butter, and beaten eggs. Mix thoroughly until butter is completely melted.

Add flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper, and salt. Mix well.

Spread into a buttered casserole dish.

Top with dried bread crumbs and paprika, and dot with butter. Bake for 25 minutes at 375.

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11 Responses to “Caramelized Butternut Squash”

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    Pam — November 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I have been loving Butternut Squash more than ever this season, myself! Your pictures are lovely, and making me hungry!

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    Lauren — November 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I LOVE butternut squash… especially when roasted until slightly crisp on the outside. Your caramelized version looks great – I will need to add a touch of brown sugar and butter next time I make it.

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    Boston Food Diary — November 15, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    YUM!!! I started my butternut squash kick this weekend- this looks amazing!

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    Melissa — November 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I have a butternut squash from my CSA that I’m dying to cut into. I have a question though, how does one peel a butternut squash?

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    Jen — November 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Melissa – I like to use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to peel the skin off. You could do it with a knife, but I would be worried about cutting myself.

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    Julie — November 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous way to prepare those squash. I’ll have to remember this for if we have another bumper crop next year!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — November 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Jen, nice seeing you again yesterday. I usually roast my butternut squash with brown sugar too but I can’t believe I never thought of adding butter! I usually omit the salt and pepper because I like it very dessert-like, so I add cinnamon too 🙂

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    Paula — November 15, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    what a great blog!
    here is so many inspirations,

    have a nice time,
    Paula

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    Megan — November 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

    I love butternut squash too. It’s definitely delicious with just a bit of brown sugar. Sometimes I go a bit overboard and roast it with a whole lot of butter, brown, sugar, and maple syrup.

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    theblogisthenewblack — November 16, 2010 at 2:46 am

    This looks amazing! I love bn squash. I just made a fantastic soup, and now I want to carmelize it!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    This is such a simple way to cook butternut squash and yet SO delicious! I’m loving your butternut squash blog posts!

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