Patty's Mashed Turnips

Patty's Mashed Turnips

Patty Spencer 0

"The smell of hot buttery turnips always reminds me of the holiday season when my grandmother prepared this dish for the family."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 65 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.3g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Peel, wash, and quarter turnips.
  2. Boil 35-45 minutes or until tender. Strain and rinse cooked turnips.
  3. Place in large mixing bowl and use fork to break up turnips into smaller bits. Add milk and butter. Blend to desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Glad I found this...I am trying to cut back on potatoes one of my favs, so I tried the mashed turnips and they were just as good as mashed potatoes. I did add a bit of bacon grease in the water, and some margarine while they cooked. They did seem to drain "water" after I mashed them but I just stirred them up again. Very good recipe and will be making it lots more.


in our family we add even ammounts of carrots and turnip. The carrots add a bit of sweetness. This is a must for all of our holiday dinners. It has been in our family forever. Thanks for sharing


I have to admit I was a little leary about mashed turnips ... but they are actually very good. I think next time I will cut back on the liquid a little. They turned out a little too wet ~ so maybe a half of a cup instead. Otherwise they are a great addition to our recipe box. Perfect for a Atkin's friendly meal!! Thanks so much!!