This is a very Scottish dish to be served as a vegetable dish or as an accompaniment to haggis, beef, pork, lamb, or game.

Grant
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes, turnips, carrots, and salt in a Dutch oven, fill with water to cover the vegetables and bring to a boil over high heat.

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  • Reduce the heat to medium-high and boil the vegetables until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and mash the vegetables with a potato masher. Spoon the mashed vegetables into a serving dish, top with cubes of butter and drizzle with cream.

Nutrition Facts

106.1 calories; 1.8 g protein; 14.2 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 355 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2008
I like this but my husband thought it was bland. I was afraid he would so I boiled the veggies in diluted chicken stock for a little extra flavor but I guess it wasn't enough. I will make it again though I'll have to find a way to spice it up for him I guess. I thought it was a good variation of regular old mashed potatoes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2020
I didn't care for the carrot. it's not authentic either. Then again the cream isn't authentic and I quite liked it. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2008
I like this but my husband thought it was bland. I was afraid he would so I boiled the veggies in diluted chicken stock for a little extra flavor but I guess it wasn't enough. I will make it again though I'll have to find a way to spice it up for him I guess. I thought it was a good variation of regular old mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2007
I made this for my husband who is of Scottish heritage and he loved it! It was delicious and a nice way to spruce up plain old mashed potatoes. I did add crumbled bacon as suggested in another recipe but it would be delicious without. A definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
A very nice combo of turnip and potatoes. I'm not a turnip fan but this was pretty good. Even my father who never eats turnip had a small second helping! Thanks for the recipe - next time I'll try adding the crumbled bacon Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
My mum is from Scotland and my brothers and I grew up on this! Plain mashed will never be good enough after trying.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2011
Being of Scottish descent I jumped on this recipe and loved it. Took a large portion to lunch with my friends and they loved it too although they were completely surprised by the combination. Excellent! I did delete the heavy cream to lighten up on the fat a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
I and my siblings grew up on this dish. When I would tell my grade school friends the reaction was " eew turnip?" So I finally asked my mum what this dish was called she said " my invention". Well we all loved it even if it didn't have a real name. WhenI was in college I asked her again. This time the answer was " Nannie ( her grandmother from Ireland) taught me. So OK. When I once more asked her in my fifties she said "I like mashed potatoes and I really love turnip but I don't like carrots at all. So Nannie made this combination so I would "eat those carrots!!" When I became a mother I did the same thing so that I could "eat my carrots" and never let the children know that I didn't like 'em."See what a mother will do for her children?" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
This was really amazing! I'm so glad to have found this recipe! It was like having mashed potatoes with a little extra kick.:) I didn't have to put anything in it to make most of my family like it we enjoyed it with butter and salt and pepper. Thanks for a great recipe...with heritage!:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
This is the first recipe I have used turnips in and was pleasantly surprised at the taste! I will definetly make this again thanks Grant! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
This is always good and we have been making it for years (my mother did too) but this is the first time I knew it had a name.......thank you. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/01/2020
I didn't care for the carrot. it's not authentic either. Then again the cream isn't authentic and I quite liked it. Read More
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