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Add a twist to traditional mashed potatoes by incorporating the flavors of turnips.




  • 1 pound turnips, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper



  1. Bring a large pan of cold water to a boil over high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and cubed turnips. Cook 15 minutes.
  2. While turnips cook peel potatoes, rinse and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  3. When turnips have cooked 15 minutes add potatoes and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until both vegetables are tender.
  4. Drain well. Return to pan and place on hot burner briefly to dry further.
  5. Add butter and mash. Add black pepper and additional salt if needed for flavor.


Serves 4


Nutrition Facts  
Amount per Serving  
Calories: 166  
  % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 6 g 9%
Saturated Fat: 4 g 18%
Cholesterol: 16 mg 5%
Sodium: 362 mg 15%
Carbohydrate: 26 g 9%
Dietary Fiber: 4 g 14%
Protein: 3 g  
Potassium 23%
Calcium 4%
Iron 7%

*The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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