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Bacon Turnip Mash

"Cooked and mashed turnip with savory bacon."
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servings 486 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 - 5 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 486 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 36.7 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1611 mg
  • 64%

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. 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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  1. 60 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

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.

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

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.

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!

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...

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

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.

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!!

I don't eat turnips, but my sweetie does. He says this is delicious (even tho I forgot the garlic powder) - will include it next time, and he will like it even better! A great recipe!

Four out of five family members liked this dish, and the fifth is one of those picky eaters. It was easy to prepare. We are not big turnip eaters but someone gave us a ton and we had to do som...