Continuing on my winter vegetable kick, next up is turnips (also from my garden). Just like with the brussels sprouts I wanted to do something a little different other than just boiling them…so I mashed them up with some potatoes! It’s not a super original idea, but a little out of the ordinary I guess. Probably my favorite way to eat turnips is cooked in with some cabbage and topped with salt, pepper, and hot sauce–delicious–but you don’t need a recipe for that!

There are several varieties of turnips but you can see the kind I used in the picture below. Once again, just like brussels sprouts, turnips have kind of a bitter taste–I’m not really sure the best way to describe it because when you hear bitter you may be thinking, “well that sounds gross”, but it’s a good bitter–I promise.  And when you mash them in with potatoes it kind of mellows the flavor some. I tried to trick Jordan into thinking it was regular mashed potatoes, but he didn’t go for it. Oh well, I tried at least ;). I thought they were quite tasty myself! Enjoy!

Makes you wish you had a garden…right? Just go ahead and admit it. 😉

Mashed Potatoes with Turnips
12 oz potatoes, peeled and cubed
12 oz turnips, peeled and cubed
2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup milk

1. Combine potatoes, turnips, and garlic in medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil and continue to boil for 20 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain well. Add butter, cheese, salt, and pepper. Mash with potato masher. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired thickness.

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