Patty's Mashed Turnips

Patty's Mashed Turnips


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


servings 65 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • 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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  1. 22 Ratings


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,...

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 m...

Cut way back on the milk - or, better yet, stir in heavy cream a little at a time - to avoid ending up with nasty watery turnips. I also like turnips and cauliflower mashed together. Thanks!

Our family's first turnip, a big Koran turnip, I mashed with one red potato and it came out great. Mashed potatoes with slight textural changes. I will make again.

A good, basic recipe. I left out the milk and it was still a bit watery. Easy, one pot dish.

the milk ended up making this too runny, but it had a great flavor.

I just started using turnips as mashed instead of potatoes. So delish, however, omit the milk and add a little garlic. I eat them all the time.

Would use less milk