Turnip and Potato Soup Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Turnip and Potato Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

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."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2012

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 water. This is going to be a winter go-to soup. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 06, 2012

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


14 Ratings

Jan 31, 2012

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.

Mar 07, 2012

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!

Oct 28, 2012

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 eatting daughter enjoyed it. Great way to add the nutrition of turnips to our diet! Thx.

Jun 20, 2012

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 enjoyed this. Very hearty with some fresh baked bread and a green salad.

Jan 22, 2015

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 frequently take it to parties and make it for dinner when large groups of family are coming over. It is delicious and savory!

Oct 05, 2014

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. I add 2 bulbs of minced garlic with the potato/turnip and add whatever fresh herbs I have on hand with the thyme. Leeks work really well for the onions. To save calories you can put some of the soup in a blender to thicken it instead of adding heavy cream and it is delicious that way as well but it obviously changes the texture. Either or this is a go too recipe on those cold winter nights.


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  • Calories
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 537 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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