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Bacon Turnip Mash Recipe

Bacon Turnip Mash

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"Cooked and mashed turnip with savory bacon."

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Original recipe makes 4 - 5 servings Change Servings


  1. Peel and cube the turnip. Cook in a saucepan in salted water until very tender. Drain then mash with the butter or margarine, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a skillet fry the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from the skillet and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  3. To the skillet with the 2 tablespoons of bacon grease add the mashed turnip and crumpled bacon. Stir and heat to the desired temperature before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 14, 2005

Very tasty. I used some white purple-topped turnips, and turkey bacon instead of regular. Lots of flavour.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 31, 2014

I was really excited for this but it turned out to be sub-par. I found using the rendered bacon fat made it far too greasy for my liking. I would do it again without adding the fat.


51 Ratings

Oct 21, 2004

Great side dish, not only for your Thanksgiving feast, but for your fall dinner parties. Turnip lovers and non-turnip lovers alike returned for seconds.

Jul 23, 2003

Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without this wonderful dish. My husband LOVES to make this and I certainly let him as he feels he "owns" it!

Jan 07, 2009

A very tasty way to make turnip. I cooked it ahead and froze it, leaving out the bacon bits, which I fried up and froze separately. On the day, I warmed the turnip in the microwave and crisped up the bacon bits on the stove, then stirred them together. Everyone, even those who do not usually like turnip, liked it!

Jan 11, 2003

This is the recipe my Mom used! I'm so glad to find it again. Thanks so much.

Mar 24, 2003

I'm not a very big fan of turnip, but my husband is so I made this for him. I think I liked it as much as he did! Will definitely make again.

Nov 10, 2007

GREAT! I think this is the state veggie in KY, everyone grows them & gives them away, & I'm always looking for a new way to cook them. Thanks a ton!!


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  • Calories
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 36.7 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1611 mg
  • 64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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