This is an old French Canadian recipe I have been making for years. Even people who don't like turnip will like this, since the addition of the other vegetables blend in and hide the normally strong turnip taste. Depending on your taste, you can experiment with the relative amounts of the vegetables, eg: increase the onion or potatoes, decrease the turnip.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place the turnip, carrots, onion, and potatoes in a pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until fork-tender.

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  • Drain the water from the vegetables, and stir in the butter until melted. Beat with an electric mixer, adding milk gradually, until light and fluffy. Do not beat for too long, just until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

205.77 calories; 4.42 g protein; 34.28 g carbohydrates; 4.96 g dietary-fiber; 4.78 g sugars; 6.31 g fat; 3.9 g saturated-fat; 16.47 mg cholesterol; 5305 IU vitamin-a-iu; 3.12 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.56 mg vitamin-b6; 37.89 mg vitamin-c; 38.18 mcg folate; 57.67 mg calcium; 1.43 mg iron; 45.77 mg magnesium; 851.23 mg potassium; 88.71 mg sodium; 0.19 mg thiamin; 56.75 calories-from-fat; 64 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 26 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 8 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 16 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
05/10/2006
This was a great recipe a nice change from plain old mashed potatoes. The only thing I will change next time is cooking the carrots a little longer than the other items. Other than that this recipe is a keeper!
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Anonymous
10/08/2009
It was a little bland and I agree that the turnip had a lot of water so it was more watery than regular mashed potatoes (I thought my bf didn't drain the pot properly!) Next time I would experiment with adding other spices but the mixture was very nice together.
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Anonymous
05/10/2006
This was a great recipe a nice change from plain old mashed potatoes. The only thing I will change next time is cooking the carrots a little longer than the other items. Other than that this recipe is a keeper!
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Anonymous
11/14/2006
We used parsnip instead of turnip and added 3/4 cup of sour cream. So yummy we had them at a table of 10 made a double batch and had none left at the end of the meal with requests for them to be at our Thanksgiving table. Thank you.
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A cook in Houston
01/16/2006
These were so good. The only thing I changes was using evaporated milk instead of plain. One of my guys that I cook for won't eat mashed potaoes but he loved these. Thanks for the recipe.
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kuratenko
12/02/2006
I did not know that mashed turnip can be so good...I thought I did not need as much butter as suggested in the recipe. though. I mixed in minced persely at the end to make it prettier. Good side dish.
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foxyj
02/16/2010
I liked the proportions of turnip carrot and potato. Boiled onions didn't appeal to me so I just boiled the vegetables without the onion mashed them with the butter and milk then added caramelized shallots instead of onion. I didn't need as much milk as it called for I may have overcooked the potatoes. I will definitely be making this again!
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Kimberly
11/04/2011
This is a great way to make mashed potatoes less guilty! I thought we'd kind of have to choke it back but I was wrong - it's wonderful and tasty!
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LESLEYPRINCE
10/18/2005
This recipe of combined root veggies is French Canadian Nova Scotian and probably a simple dish prepared by all frugal folks with only root vegetables in their cold cellar during the winter. Your version is great Jill and you're right everyone can find their own favourite combo. Thank you for submitting your recipe.
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asmith
12/06/2006
I loved this recipe. The only changes I made were that I subtituted the turnip with 1/4 of a head of cauliflower. I also added chicken bouillion to the water that I boiled the veggies in. Very flavorful!
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Anonymous
08/16/2006
Yum! I used parsnip instead of turnip a great change from plain old mashed!
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