Lightened Creamed Turnip Greens

Don't miss this Southern spin on a steak house favorite.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


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 2% milk
5 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, cut into pieces
Salt to taste
Garnish: freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


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. 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.


Marian Cooper Cairns, Birmingham, Alabama,

November 2007
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