Print
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces Smithfield ham or any country ham, julienned
  • 2 cups medium diced cornbread
  • Drizzle olive oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a 6-quart stock pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and celery. Season with salt and black pepper, stirring, until the vegetables are soft and lightly golden, about 8 minutes.

Add the bay leaf and garlic, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the stock and turnips and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the turnips are very soft and the mixture is thick and creamy, about 1 hour.

Remove the soup from the heat. Discard the bay leaf. With a hand-held blender, puree until smooth. Slowly add the cream. Stir to blend. Reseason the soup.

In a small saute pan, over medium heat, render the ham until crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels. Set aside. Toss the cornbread with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and toast until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. To serve, ladle the soup into individual bowls. Garnish the soup with the crispy ham and croutons.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Steak Essentials 03:26

Everything you need to know to select and grill a perfect steak.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Turnips

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Pickled Turnips

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Turnip Lettuce Wraps

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Turnip Kraut: Brovada

Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali

Braised Red Cabbage and Turnips

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Turnip the Disco Fries

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

On TV

Food's Greatest Hits

7:30am | 6:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

8:30am | 7:30c

Food's Greatest Hits

9:30am | 8:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

6:30pm | 5:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here