Delicious and Creamy Mashed Turnip Recipe

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Delicious and Creamy Mashed Turnip Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Experience the comforting flavors of Nana's mashed turnip. This recipe combines tender turnips with creamy butter and a hint of nutmeg to create a delightful side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted meats. The turnips are boiled until soft, then mashed to achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. Serve this dish at your next family gathering or holiday dinner, and watch as everyone asks for seconds!


  • 4 large turnips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel the turnips and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Place the turnip cubes in a large pot and cover them with water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the turnips simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  5. Drain the turnips and return them to the pot.
  6. Add the butter, nutmeg, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  7. Using a potato masher or immersion blender, mash the turnips until smooth and creamy.
  8. Taste the mashed turnip and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  9. Transfer the mashed turnip to a serving dish and garnish with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Turnips are a root vegetable that belong to the same family as cabbage and broccoli.
  • They are low in calories but rich in fiber, vitamin C, and other beneficial nutrients.
  • Mashed turnips are a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, as they contain fewer carbohydrates and less starch.
  • Adding a touch of nutmeg to the mashed turnip adds a subtle warmth and depth of flavor.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled to serve a larger crowd.