Mashed Turnips

Tired of mashed potatoes? You'll love this tasty side dish.

By Molly O'Neill


  • 4 cups turnips or rutabagas (3 pounds), peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

    How to make it 

  • 1

    Place turnips in a large pot of cold water, bring to a boil, and cook until tender — about 15 minutes — and drain.

  • 2

    Put turnips through a food mill or puree in a food processor.

  • 3

    Stir in butter, cream and seasonings. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serves 8.

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