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parmesan garlic mashed turnips

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Patsy Fowler
Anderson, SC

I love my turnips cooked like this they are very tasty.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Mashed potatoes are a standard favorite, but if you love turnips give this turnip mash a try. Boiling a potato with the turnips takes out the bitterness. The creamy mashed turnips are full of garlic flavor. Parmesan cheese adds a hint of saltiness. A unique and flavorful side dish.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For parmesan garlic mashed turnips

  • 3 lb
    turnips, peeled and diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 sm
    potato (do not peel or cut, leave it whole)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    garlic, or to your liking
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    shredded Parmesan cheese

How To Make parmesan garlic mashed turnips

Test Kitchen Tips
Be careful not to add too much garlic milk. You need just enough to get your preferred texture and flavor.
  • Dicing peeled turnips.
    Use a vegetable peeler and remove the skins from the turnips. Dice and place in a large pot (some turnips come with a waxy coating that will come off when peeled).
  • Potato in a pot with the turnips.
    Place the potato in with turnips (do not peel). This will get rid of the bitter taste of the turnips while they are cooking.
  • Water and salt added to the pot.
    Cover the turnips with cool water and place them on the stove. Add salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes or until turnips are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Draining cooked turnips.
    When the turnips are cooked, drain and remove the potato.
  • Mashing the turnips with 1 Tbsp of butter.
    Pour turnips back into the pot, add 1 Tbsp of butter, and mash with a potato masher.
  • Adding garlic milk to the mashed turnips.
    Mix the garlic and milk together. Stir in the garlic milk mixture a little at a time. You may not need all of the milk.
  • Stirring in 2 Tbsp of butter.
    Then stir in the remaining butter.
  • Stirring in Parmesan cheese.
    Gently stir and add in the Parmesan. Serve warm.

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