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Turnip and Potato Mash

Serve this peppery replacement for mashed potatoes alongside seared steak.

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  • Servings: 6
Turnip and Potato Mash

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010


  • 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. 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.

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.

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