Creamy Turnip & Celery Bisque

Submitted by Stephanie Sutphin

About the cook: I am an elementary school teacher. (33 years) I also have a passion for cooking/baking! I like to say it's my "therapy!" I live on a lake in Va. with my husband & 2 dogs.

About the dish: This soup has a creamy, smooth texture with an earthy taste. It is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter day!

National Origin: American

Serves: 6

Estimated Time: 30 to 60 Minutes


4 Tbsp. butter
2 leeks (I only use the white part) sliced thinly
5 medium-size turnips (peeled) sliced thinly
2 celery stalks sliced thinly
2 tsp. minced garlic
5 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. dill
1 cup whipping cream
2 Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
2 tsp. lemon juice
salt/pepper to taste


In a large saucepan, melt butter. Saute vegetables until tender. Add garlic, dill, salt/pepper & broth. Simmer 15 minutes. Puree the soup mixture. Return back to saucepan. Add whipping cream, lemon juice & parsley. Stir & allow to gently heat through. (Do not boil.) Top with extra dill & parsley.

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