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Mashed Peppery Turnips

I created this recipe in an attempt to use up a great turnip harvest from our garden, and to lighten up one of our favorite dishes. By using turnips in place of potatoes, I made a low-carb side. Now we rarely serve plain mashed potatoes! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium turnips (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-1/4-in. pieces
  • 1 large potato (about 3/4 pound), peeled and cut into 1-1/4-in. pieces
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper

Directions

  • Place turnips, potato and enough water to cover in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain; return to pan.
  • Mash vegetables to desired consistency. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 140 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 608mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • annrms
    May 7, 2020

    I used rutabaga and potatoes. Didn't have chipotle so used smoked paprika. Used the mash as a topping for ground turkey

  • rwippel
    Jan 25, 2020

    I’ve never had mashed turnips before so this was outside my comfort zone. I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe and the mash was well seasoned.