Difficulty rating: 2 chef's hat (out of 5)
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 90 minutes
Potatoes mellow out the slightly bitter flavor of turnips, making this the perfect cold-weather soup. Stir finely chopped turnip greens into the soup in the last 25 minutes of cooking.
Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add turnips, potatoes and broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until turnips and potatoes are very tender, about 1 hour. Using a potato masher, roughly mash the soup mixture until all large pieces of turnip and potato are incorporated. Alternatively, puree soup with an immersion blender. Return soup to a low boil and continue to heat until thickened, about 20 minutes more. Serve soup topped with bacon, green onions and cheese.
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