Vegetable Whip Recipe -
Vegetable Whip Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Vegetable Whip

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"This is an old French Canadian recipe I have been making for years. Even people who don't like turnip will like this, since the addition of the other vegetables blend in and hide the normally strong turnip taste. Depending on your taste, you can experiment with the relative amounts of the vegetables, eg: increase the onion or potatoes, decrease the turnip."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the turnip, carrots, onion, and potatoes in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until fork-tender.
  2. Drain the water from the vegetables, and stir in the butter until melted. Beat with an electric mixer, adding milk gradually, until light and fluffy. Do not beat for too long, just until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 10, 2006

This was a great recipe, a nice change from plain old mashed potatoes. The only thing I will change next time is cooking the carrots a little longer than the other items. Other than that this recipe is a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2009

It was a little bland, and I agree that the turnip had a lot of water so it was more watery than regular mashed potatoes (I thought my bf didn't drain the pot properly!) Next time I would experiment with adding other spices, but the mixture was very nice together.


39 Ratings

Nov 14, 2006

We used parsnip instead of turnip, and added 3/4 cup of sour cream. So yummy, we had them at a table of 10, made a double batch, and had none left at the end of the meal, with requests for them to be at our Thanksgiving table. Thank you.

Jan 16, 2006

These were so good. The only thing I changes was using evaporated milk instead of plain. One of my guys that I cook for won't eat mashed potaoes, but he loved these. Thanks for the recipe.

Dec 02, 2006

I did not know that mashed turnip can be so good...I thought I did not need as much butter as suggested in the recipe. though. I mixed in minced persely at the end to make it prettier. Good side dish.

Nov 04, 2011

This is a great way to make mashed potatoes less guilty! I thought we'd kind of have to choke it back, but I was wrong - it's wonderful and tasty!

Dec 06, 2006

I loved this recipe. The only changes I made were that I subtituted the turnip with 1/4 of a head of cauliflower. I also added chicken bouillion to the water that I boiled the veggies in. Very flavorful!

Oct 18, 2005

This recipe of combined root veggies is French Canadian, Nova Scotian and probably a simple dish prepared by all frugal folks with only root vegetables in their cold cellar during the winter. Your version is great, Jill and you're right, everyone can find their own favourite combo. Thank you for submitting your recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 206 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

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

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