These garlic mashed turnips are a creamy and comforting side dish that comes together easily in one pot on the stovetop; no special equipment needed. Enjoy them as a delicious low carb replacement for mashed potatoes.
- 2 medium purple-top turnips
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Cut Turnips: Peel turnips. Cut into roughly 2-inch chunks, about 16 chunks per turnip.
- Boil Turnips: Add chopped turnips to 3 quart or larger pot, and fill with water. Cover with lid, and bring to boil. Boil turnips until very soft, about 30 minutes. Drain turnips in colander, emptying pot of water. Let turnips sit for about 5 minutes to steam out, then transfer turnips back to pot.
- Thicken: Increase to medium heat so that mixture starts to bubble. Stir nearly constantly (to prevent sticking to bottom of pot) for a few minutes until mixture thickens and resembles mashed potatoes.
- Serve: Cool for 5 minutes, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve (Note 3).
|Makes 4 Servings|
|Amount Per Serving:|
|Calories 140 (84% from fat)|
|Total Fat 13g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Net Carb 4g|
|Total Carb 5g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
These were delicious! I much preferred them over the cauliflower mashed potato substitute. I added crumbled bacon and cheese for extra flavor.
Great! We love them, especially paired with steak.😁
That looks delicious! I have some turnips that need to be cooked and I’ll definitely try this recipe.
This is my new favorite side dish!
I used to hate turnips. But thanks to this recipe and a couple of others, they’ve become a staple food that I genuine enjoy eating.
I think it’s a lot better than mashed cauliflower, and I like mashed cauliflower quite a bit.
It’s delicious and extremely easy to make. You just make it exactly the same way you would mashed potatoes.
It makes a terrific side dish for just about any entree that you’d normally serve with mashed potatoes.
I recommend doubling it so that you get enough side dishes for a whole bunch of meals, since it’s so easy to make and stays good refrigerated for several days
I picked a few pounds of turnips a couple of days ago and I searched on the Internet for a tasty sounding recipe – I was pleased with the flavor and my wife was too!
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, that should be fine. Follow the recipe’s instructions, then cover and refrigerate. Reheat in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through, stirring frequently.