Gruyere-Turnip Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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I pep up plain mashed potatoes by cooking and mashing them with turnips and garlic. Family and friends request this dish for holiday dinners.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 medium turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 200 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. Place the potatoes, turnips and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Drain potato mixture; mash with milk mixture. Stir in the cheese, onions, salt and pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Gruyere-Turnip Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p113

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