Mom's Turnips

Mom's Turnips


"Even those who hate turnips will change their tune after trying this recipe, trust me."


servings 305 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.8 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 637 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add turnips; cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
  3. In the large bowl, combine turnips, bacon, reserved bacon fat and brown sugar. Mix together and serve.
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  1. 21 Ratings


I made this using 4 turnips, one of which was massive, and I still think I needed more. As written, the recipe generates a dish in which the amounts of bacon and brown sugar seem way out of prop...

I have been serving mashed turnips at Thanksgiving for 30 years, using my mother-in-law's recipe. I've never really been fond of them. This recipe changed my mind. Even my mother-in-law thought ...

Awesome dish. Everyone thought it was apples for some reason. I guess it tastes too good. This dish contained a lot of fat. It wouldn't be good for someone who has to watch their fat intake.

Love this and the second day is even better! We have so many turnips in our garden this year that I have been looking for different recipes. I gave my father this recipe along with the turnips...

ok....I didn't know that hubby didn't like turnips and I made this recipe to go with cornish hens and wild rice. It was perfect and HE ATE IT! The brown sugar gave such an umph to dullness of ...

This is a wonderful recipe for turnips! Very tasty and easy.

For turnips, this probably is "the best". My husband, who likes turnips, really thought this recipe was good, although he did say it wouldn't be how he would always want to eat them. I, who do...

To die for! This recipe will make a turnip lover out of anyone! I cut back the brown sugar a tad and added more bacon fat.

I wanted a few turnip recipes because on occasion, I do like them. I agree with another reviewer that the proportions are all off. I used 1 teaspoon of bacon fat and 2T of brown sugar and kept ...