Patty's Mashed Turnips Recipe -
Patty's Mashed Turnips Recipe

Patty's Mashed Turnips

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

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Original recipe makes 8 - 10 servings Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2006

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 09, 2009

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!

Apr 30, 2003

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

Mar 19, 2005

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!!

May 17, 2005

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.

Oct 20, 2007

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

Jan 23, 2007

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

Jan 07, 2011

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.


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

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

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