The pairing of sweet potatoes and turnips could make a turnip lover out of all of us. Preparation time is 15 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 - 1/2 cup servings
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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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  • In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, cover the turnips and sweet potatoes with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; transfer to a food processor and puree.

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the ginger, margarine, sugar, and orange peel. Allow margarine to melt and mix ingredients together well. Add the puree and swirl together. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; fat 0.9g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 70.9mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
Turnip is a bitter veggie. Boil the sweet potatoes separately as they take less time to cook. If you want turnip in your diet this recipe is flavourful without having too much fat (I use oil instead of margerine). I use orange peel from the spice rack--not fresh--therefore this recipe takes a minute after boiling. Easy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2003
I decided to ignore the first review and try this anyway. The thought of fresh orange peel and ginger swirled with the yams sounded so good and I figured the turnips wouldn't hurt it any. Well nobody in my family liked this even a little bit and we are pretty adventuresome eaters. Overall the flavor was bitter not the sweet/spicy combination I had imagined. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
10/04/2003
I decided to ignore the first review and try this anyway. The thought of fresh orange peel and ginger swirled with the yams sounded so good and I figured the turnips wouldn't hurt it any. Well nobody in my family liked this even a little bit and we are pretty adventuresome eaters. Overall the flavor was bitter not the sweet/spicy combination I had imagined. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2008
Turnip is a bitter veggie. Boil the sweet potatoes separately as they take less time to cook. If you want turnip in your diet this recipe is flavourful without having too much fat (I use oil instead of margerine). I use orange peel from the spice rack--not fresh--therefore this recipe takes a minute after boiling. Easy! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2003
did not move anyone in my family added more sugar and some milk to improve Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2013
There is no need for margarine or sugar. The taste of the turnips is somewhat hidden by the taste of the sweet potatoes. Best when warm! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
Keep in mind that ultra-bitter turnips do exist (they were not well watered). However mild turnips are typically what is found in stores. Either way most turnips are very easy to turn into great food. Bitter turnips need a little extra help is all. When/if you have especially bitter turnips try comparing this recipe to the Turnip Casserole at this same site. In that recipe the turnips do not even hide behind other veggies. It is sweetened (can use stevia) much like a sweet potato casserole (reference that recipe but add more sugar IF needed because of bitter turnips). For most turnips the Turnip Casserole is sweet and light. Using all turnips or only some turnips in any sweet potato recipe cuts calories down a LOT so it really is worth a few tries. Me? I'm a fan of turnips several ways now! Allrecipes has helped us develop some of our own favorites! Turnip fries don't go well with everything but they are fabulous with Reuben Sandwiches especially dipped in ketchup and mustard together (sounds funny but it's really good). Turnips sauteed in a bit of oil and butter then seasoned with a bit of stevia or sugar S&P and balsamic vinegar to taste? It's now one of my favorite veggies. Also for anyone who likes horseradish and caramelized onions there is a mashed potato recipe on this site that includes horseradish and caramelized onions: working some (or all) turnips into that recipe is divine (and of course cuts calories while upping veggie intake). Fabulous! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2018
Excellent (4 1/2 stars)! Wish I could have found my Italian seasoning though. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/28/2018
Turnips need at least 5 minutes to cook before adding the sweet potatoes. As it stands the textures were off and didn't blend well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2018
Wow this is delicious and very easy. I used white salad turnips from the garden and actually yams because grocery was out of sweet potatoes. This is good enough for Thanksgiving. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2020
Absolutely amazing! All family and friends loved this 3 tried just on crackers as an appetizer, & got many compliments Read More