Recipe For Mashed Potatoes and Turnip with Chives


I am not usually a turnip fan. My mother used to serve them plain, mashed with butter. I hated their strong flavor. Now that I am a grown up, thought, I can appreciate that turnips have redeeming value. They are full of vitamins, dietary fiber, even calcium. So I am trying to like them, through baby steps. Pairing them with mashed potatoes seemed like the perfect first step. One turnip, mashed among five or six potatoes, doesn’t have much of a chance to be the dominant flavor. Add a bunch of herbs and goat cheese and that sole turnip is just there for nutrition, not taste. It was a great first step. Maybe next time, I will add it to a soup. For now, though, I can say I sort of like turnips. Or at least I recognize their worth.

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1. Info for Mashed Potatoes and Turnip with Chives

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2. Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes and Turnip with Chives

  • 1 turnip, peeled and cubed
  • 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 oz herb goat cheese
  • 1+ tsp salt

3. Directions:

  1. Place turnip and potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  2. Cover with water.
  3. Boil until tender.
  4. Drain off water.
  5. Mash with cheese and milk.
  6. Add more milk if you want a creamier consistency.
  7. Stir in chives, salt and pepper.

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