Even those who hate turnips will change their tune after trying this recipe, trust me.

Karen
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add turnips; cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.

  • In the large bowl, combine turnips, bacon, reserved bacon fat and brown sugar. Mix together and serve.

Nutrition Facts

221.8 calories; 9.8 g protein; 22.3 g carbohydrates; 27.5 mg cholesterol; 622.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
I have been serving mashed turnips at Thanksgiving for 30 years using my mother-in-law's recipe. I've never really been fond of them. This recipe changed my mind. Even my mother-in-law thought they were great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2006
I made this using 4 turnips, one of which was massive, and I still think I needed more. As written, the recipe generates a dish in which the amounts of bacon and brown sugar seem way out of proportion to the amount of turnips. I think at least 6 (large-ish)turnips are needed. Also, when the brown sugar melts, it creates a lot of liquid. To compensate for this, it would be a good idea not to boil the turnips as long as you might if you were just making regular mashed turnips; you don't want the turnips to retain that much water. At the point where you stick a fork in the boiling turnips and think, "Maybe a few more minutes," immediately take them off the stove. Finally, you can dispense with adding the bacon fat. You won't miss it. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2006
I made this using 4 turnips, one of which was massive, and I still think I needed more. As written, the recipe generates a dish in which the amounts of bacon and brown sugar seem way out of proportion to the amount of turnips. I think at least 6 (large-ish)turnips are needed. Also, when the brown sugar melts, it creates a lot of liquid. To compensate for this, it would be a good idea not to boil the turnips as long as you might if you were just making regular mashed turnips; you don't want the turnips to retain that much water. At the point where you stick a fork in the boiling turnips and think, "Maybe a few more minutes," immediately take them off the stove. Finally, you can dispense with adding the bacon fat. You won't miss it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
I have been serving mashed turnips at Thanksgiving for 30 years using my mother-in-law's recipe. I've never really been fond of them. This recipe changed my mind. Even my mother-in-law thought they were great. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
Awesome dish. Everyone thought it was apples for some reason. I guess it tastes too good. This dish contained a lot of fat. It wouldn't be good for someone who has to watch their fat intake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
Love this and the second day is even better! We have so many turnips in our garden this year that I have been looking for different recipes. I gave my father this recipe along with the turnips he isn't a big turnip fan and he thought it was great. It is a little sweet so the next time I am going to cut down on the sugar. This is a KEEPER. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
ok....I didn't know that hubby didn't like turnips and I made this recipe to go with cornish hens and wild rice. It was perfect and HE ATE IT! The brown sugar gave such an umph to dullness of turnips and you never can go wrong with BACON! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
This is a wonderful recipe for turnips! Very tasty and easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2006
For turnips this probably is "the best". My husband who likes turnips really thought this recipe was good although he did say it wouldn't be how he would always want to eat them. I who doesn't like turnips at all was pleasantly amazed that this recipe makes them edible! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2009
To die for! This recipe will make a turnip lover out of anyone! I cut back the brown sugar a tad and added more bacon fat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2008
Had a houseful of people when I tried this recipe all but 2 kids liked it. All 6 adults liked it. None of us have liked turnips any other way. I used about half the bacon because that was all I had on hand. Read More
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