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"A flavorful, slightly spiced potato dish from North/North East Scotland. Perfect with roast meats, or double up the helpings and serve as a tasty supper."
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50 m servings 322 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the potatoes and turnips in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and turnips, return them to the saucepan and mash until creamy. Add the butter and milk and beat until fluffy. Stir in the crumbled bacon and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

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  1. 17 Ratings

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Whoa, these are some darned good "mashed potatoes!" First, a mention of an unintended substitution - I sent Hubs to the store for turnips and he came home with rutabagas. *Sigh* Thank goodnes...

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I don't know what I was expecting but this wasn't it. I found it very bland.

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Whoa, these are some darned good "mashed potatoes!" First, a mention of an unintended substitution - I sent Hubs to the store for turnips and he came home with rutabagas. *Sigh* Thank goodnes...

This has been a staple at our Thanksgiving dinner ever since I was a young girl (many years ago). It's a nice change from plain old mashed potatoes. The turnips give it a pleasant "bitterness" b...

I used organic red potatoes, lowfat buttermilk, instead of plain milk, turkey bacon and instead of nutmeg, I added a teaspoon or so of chopped chives and a little garlic powder. We all liked th...

We really enjoyed these. The turnips are not really discernable as turnips, but add a dimension of sorts. Altogether with the bacon and nutmeg, the dish was quite good.

I served this at Christmas this past year. What a wonderful treat! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Wonderful recipe. I had never thought of combining potatos and turnips as I really like turnips by themself. My finicky wife liked this dish even though she will not eat turnips. I did put so...

This was soo good! I've never cooked with turnip before and we couldn't even taste it in this dish! Excellent recipe that I look forward to making again and again. Thank you!

I made this today for lunch, using equal amounts of potato and turnip and adding carrots. It was wonderful, even on a 100-degree day. We ate it warm instead of hot off the stove. Next time I ...

i didn't add any milk because the veggies were moist enough without it. My kids loved it, 2 of them even wanted the leftovers for breakfast the next day. i would recommend eating any leftovers w...