This turnips recipe is a great alternative to regular mashed potatoes. I have, however, added potatoes to this turnips recipe because I can actually get my daughter to eat it that way! Turnips are slightly bitter, but the potatoes can be omitted if desired. Turnips are naturally high in Vitamin C, fiber and calcium. They also have less calories than potatoes. If you buy turnips with the greens, you can chop them and add them to the recipe for an added nutritional boost. Happy Fall!
Makes 4 – 6 servings
4 small turnips
2 small gold potatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth (approximately)
1 – 2 tablespoons butter (or vegan alternative)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Cut turnip and potatoes into quarters. Add to a medium saucepan with garlic. Cover with water and boil until turnips are tender. Drain. Transfer turnips, potatoes and garlic to a bowl and mash with a potato masher or mixer until combined. Gradually add broth and butter until desired consistency is reached. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with parmesan and serve immediately.
Photo and Recipe by Michelle