Courtesy of Jessica Shillato from the Spotted Salamander Café and Catering in Columbia, South Carolina, this recipe is a great new addition to the party menu. The turnip greens are incredibly versatile and boil down similarly to collard greens. The recipe combines the the rich flavors of sour cream, savory country ham, sharp parmesan cheese, and minced, aromatic garlic. Packed with flavors that coat the tongue in a creamy composition, this turnip greens country ham dip is perfect for crackers, toast points, or sliced veggies.
*This recipe is perfect for leftover greens. Collards or spinach work in the place of turnip greens.
Serves 4 to 6
1 cup cooked and seasoned turnip greens*
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
½ cup country ham, small diced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup parmesan cheese, divided
½ cup white wine
Toast points, crackers, or crunchy vegetables for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a small baking dish or skillet with cooking spray.
Wring out excess liquid from greens. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, sour cream, turnip greens, ham, garlic, salt, pepper, and ½ cup parmesan cheese and mix. Once combined, add white wine and mix until evenly incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape mixture into prepared dish and top with remaining parmesan cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and dip is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Serve with toasts, crackers, and vegetables.