Sweet and Buttery Turnips


"This recipe has turned into a regular at our house, and is requested by family members as a traditional addition to our holiday meals. You can't go wrong with this one!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 426 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.3g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 314 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place turnips into saucepan and fill with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Add butter to the hot turnips and mash with a potato masher or whisk. Once the butter has melted in, stir in the sour cream, half-and-half, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mash to your desired consistency. I always undermash for a chunkier outcome. Cover and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.
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  1. 14 Ratings


The previous recipe by "themeese" clearly states that she believes that "it was not the recipes fault" and that it was in fact a bad crop. Leaving 1 star reflected a very bad recipe on the publishers part and was unfair. Please try for yourself, enjoy!


I used half the sugar and butter, and milk instead of cream, and it still came out plenty sweet-n-buttery. I really like the unusual flavor combo, but will do it with still less sugar next time.


So I In the spirit of adventure and because they were dirt cheap, I bought some turnips and now I know why there's, like, 5 recipes for turnips. Half the receipes on this site call for a half pound of bacon and copious amounts of butter. No kidding. Even with the added spices and mashing -- no matter how I wished them to be like mashed potatoes these suckers had a life of their own. They retained their diced shape -- no matter how much mashing I subjected them to. The hubster, a man who claims to love vegetables and would like to go vegetarian but in reality will only eat maybe 3 vegetables (green beans, cauliflower (raw only) and I'm hard pressed for third vegetable), was very adventurous in his forkfuls...and I had to call it early -- Dear God Man! Back away from the turnips! I still gave the receipe 4 stars as it's not the recipe, we just don't dig turnips.