Creamed Turnip Greens

Don't miss this Southern spin on a steak house favorite. Creamed Turnip Greens are the perfect side dish for any meal.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (16-oz.) bag frozen turnip greens, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


  1. 1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in turnip greens, chicken broth, and, if desired, red pepper; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
  2. 2. Sprinkle turnip green mixture with flour, and sauté 2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add cream cheese, stirring until melted. Season with salt to taste. Garnish, if desired.
  3. Lightened Creamed Turnip Greens: Substitute 2% milk and 1/3-less-fat cream cheese for milk and cream cheese. Proceed with recipe as directed.
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