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Mashed Turnips with Caraway

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"Discover turnips in a whole new way. Something about caraway seeds enhances the taste of the turnip. Kids will enjoy this one, too!"
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30 m servings 113
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Place the turnips in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil over high heat and cook until turnips turn yellowish orange and are soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain water, leaving turnips in the pot.
  2. Stir the butter and caraway seeds into the turnips. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash turnips to desired consistency. Stir in the cream and mash again, blending well.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 113 calories; 7.8 10.4 1.7 24 133 Full nutrition

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I do not like to have to choose a rating when I change a recipe, but am forced to do so! Due to the fat content, I made changes and used low fat sour cream and margarine. It tasted pretty good...

A simple twist to a favourite sidedish of mine. Will definitely add this to my recipe box.

I cut the turnips down to 3/4 lb and the caraway to 1 tsp and kept the other ingredients the same. This was a nice change from mashed potatoes and the caraway and butter tasted great with the t...

We have used this recipe every Christmas for the last several years. It is fabulous and much better than plain old mashed turnip. We always called the yellow flesh variety Turnips but I guess th...

I made the recipe with turnips, and it was OK--not as sweet as it would have been with rutabagas.