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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Turnip and Potato Mash

Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 6




  • 1 pound turnips (about 2 medium), peeled and diced large
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and diced large
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, bring turnips, potatoes, and bay leaf to a boil in salted water over high; cook until vegetables are tender when pierced with a knife, 20 minutes. Drain, discard bay leaf, and return vegetables to pan. Add sour cream and butter, and mash until mostly smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Everyday Food, December 2010



Reviews (1)

  • Toronto Rose 14 Dec, 2013

    This is a great recipe! I freeze containers of this mash to quickly thaw in the microwave when I want a side vegetable that's substantial but not too starchy.