This recipe has turned into a regular at our house, and is requested by family members as a traditional addition to our holiday meals. You can't go wrong with this one!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place turnips into saucepan and fill with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Add butter to the hot turnips and mash with a potato masher or whisk. Once the butter has melted in, stir in the sour cream, half-and-half, brown sugar, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Mash to your desired consistency. I always undermash for a chunkier outcome. Cover and keep in a warm oven until ready to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

426 calories; 25.9 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 249 mg sodium. 48.3 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
The previous recipe by "themeese" clearly states that she believes that "it was not the recipes fault" and that it was in fact a bad crop. Leaving 1 star reflected a very bad recipe on the publishers part and was unfair. Please try for yourself enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2006
Well I learned a lesson today. If the turnips you grew in your garden came out kinda small tough and strong not even a generous dose of fat and sugar will magically make them edible! I will have to revist this idea with store-bought turnips and see if I can give it more stars. The concoction I wound up with hit the trash can PDQ. I don't think it is the recipe's fault. You shouldn't go wrong with sour cream and brown sugar! Read More
(14)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
The previous recipe by "themeese" clearly states that she believes that "it was not the recipes fault" and that it was in fact a bad crop. Leaving 1 star reflected a very bad recipe on the publishers part and was unfair. Please try for yourself enjoy! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
The previous recipe by "themeese" clearly states that she believes that "it was not the recipes fault" and that it was in fact a bad crop. Leaving 1 star reflected a very bad recipe on the publishers part and was unfair. Please try for yourself enjoy! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2008
I used half the sugar and butter and milk instead of cream and it still came out plenty sweet-n-buttery. I really like the unusual flavor combo but will do it with still less sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
So I In the spirit of adventure and because they were dirt cheap I bought some turnips and now I know why there's like 5 recipes for turnips. Half the receipes on this site call for a half pound of bacon and copious amounts of butter. No kidding. Even with the added spices and mashing -- no matter how I wished them to be like mashed potatoes these suckers had a life of their own. They retained their diced shape -- no matter how much mashing I subjected them to. The hubster a man who claims to love vegetables and would like to go vegetarian but in reality will only eat maybe 3 vegetables (green beans cauliflower (raw only) and I'm hard pressed for third vegetable) was very adventurous in his forkfuls...and I had to call it early -- Dear God Man! Back away from the turnips! I still gave the receipe 4 stars as it's not the recipe we just don't dig turnips. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/01/2006
Well I learned a lesson today. If the turnips you grew in your garden came out kinda small tough and strong not even a generous dose of fat and sugar will magically make them edible! I will have to revist this idea with store-bought turnips and see if I can give it more stars. The concoction I wound up with hit the trash can PDQ. I don't think it is the recipe's fault. You shouldn't go wrong with sour cream and brown sugar! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2006
Didn't really care for the combination of flavors in this dish. I would leave out the brown sugar and nutmeg next time. Not sure about the sour cream but might try adding a little to my usual way of coursely mashing turnips and carrots with butter and seasonings. The carrots add a sweeter flavor and no need for sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2008
I liked it however following the recipe to the letter was too much liquid in the bowl. I will definately make this again and cut back the liquid a bit. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2009
This recipe was a hit at all 3 Christmas dinners that I had to prepare! I did cut back on the liquid adding the cream slowly until I achieved the desired consistency. I even had Turnip haters asking for more. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2005
Pretty good. My husband who is not a fan of turnips actually liked this one. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2009
This was very good prior to adding the brown sugar. I went with only a couple tablespoons of brown sugar to start and wish I had just left it out. I didn't even add as much butter sour cream or half & half but it was still excellent. Just didn't like it sweetened. Read More
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