Cooked and mashed turnip with savory bacon.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel and cube the turnip. Cook in a saucepan in salted water until very tender. Drain then mash with the butter or margarine, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Set aside.

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  • In a skillet fry the bacon until nice and crispy. Remove from the skillet and crumble. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.

  • To the skillet with the 2 tablespoons of bacon grease add the mashed turnip and crumpled bacon. Stir and heat to the desired temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; 23.2 g protein; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 77.7 mg cholesterol; 1504.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (53)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2005
Very tasty. I used some white purple-topped turnips and turkey bacon instead of regular. Lots of flavour. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2014
I was really excited for this but it turned out to be sub-par. I found using the rendered bacon fat made it far too greasy for my liking. I would do it again without adding the fat. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2005
Very tasty. I used some white purple-topped turnips and turkey bacon instead of regular. Lots of flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2004
Great side dish not only for your Thanksgiving feast but for your fall dinner parties. Turnip lovers and non-turnip lovers alike returned for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without this wonderful dish. My husband LOVES to make this and I certainly let him as he feels he "owns" it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
A very tasty way to make turnip. I cooked it ahead and froze it leaving out the bacon bits which I fried up and froze separately. On the day I warmed the turnip in the microwave and crisped up the bacon bits on the stove then stirred them together. Everyone even those who do not usually like turnip liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2003
This is the recipe my Mom used! I'm so glad to find it again. Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
I'm not a very big fan of turnip but my husband is so I made this for him. I think I liked it as much as he did! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2007
GREAT! I think this is the state veggie in KY everyone grows them & gives them away & I'm always looking for a new way to cook them. Thanks a ton!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2002
Four out of five family members liked this dish and the fifth is one of those picky eaters. It was easy to prepare. We are not big turnip eaters but someone gave us a ton and we had to do something with them and this was it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2004
I don't eat turnips but my sweetie does. He says this is delicious (even tho I forgot the garlic powder) - will include it next time and he will like it even better! A great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2014
I was really excited for this but it turned out to be sub-par. I found using the rendered bacon fat made it far too greasy for my liking. I would do it again without adding the fat. Read More
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