Turnip Mashed Potatoes

Total Time:
30 min
15 min
15 min

8 servings

  • 6 large red new potatoes, skin on
  • 2 large turnips, peeled
  • 1/2 cup cream, heated
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Slice potatoes and turnips 1/4-inch thick. Cook in boiling water for 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain. Whip unpeeled cooked potatoes and turnips with electric mixer, mixing until moderately smooth (don't overbeat them; a few lumps are nice). Add hot cream, butter, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Whip again until blended. Adjust thickness by adding more cream, if desired.

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    Turnips and potatoes go wonderful together! Here are some modifications I did: Instead of sour cream used a couple scoops of greek yogurt (really great flavor!, I only used 2-3 tbsp of butter and I used a little whole milk instead of cream. Watch out not to add too much milk or cream because the turnips are watery and you can end up with soupy mashed potatoes.
    I just made this recipe and it was very good. I did add 1 more small red potato and 2 very large turnips. If I make this again, I would add another small turnip. Couldn't really taste the turnip flavor. Make sure you salt the water liberally and add more salt and pepper after whipping. That enhanced the taste. I cooked the turnips and potatoes separately and just cut them in equal size chunks. I'm not good with mandolines. But they did come out really good.
    I have used turnips off and on in my mashed potatoes since 1978.. and this one with the addition of the sour cream is yummy. Thanks, Paula. I also have used unflavored Greek Yogurt in place OF the sour cream, if I dont have the sour cream. Still gives a creaminess even though it doesnt have a distinct flavor of the sour cream. :
    "O" MY just wonderful. Great and give a different wonderful replacement for mashed potatoes. We all loved it.
    These were sooo delicious. I don't know if I want to know the calorie count, but definitely the tastiest mashed potatoes I've ever made (and mashed potatoes are my all-time favorite comfort food).
    I just made these mashed potatoes and I can't get over how delicious they were!! They were a HUGE hit amongst the family. This recipe is simple but AWESOME!!
    Well...I thought it was missing some thing so before we sat down and ate dinner me and the folks added more salt and pepper...but me and my mom are butter freaks so we thought it needed butter unfortunately my step dad wouldn't let us any-who it was absolutely scrumptious!!!
    These are the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. The portions were perfect and using a mixer made them perfectly fluffy.
    Fantastic dish! Love Paulas cooking, usually cut back on her amount of butter, but not this one... whole stick! If you are going to make mashes potatoes, make em right
    these were a great change. i really liked them as did my family. served with grilled chicken and a side salad and it was a GREAT meal.
    I made this as a side dish for my New Year's dinner. I live in the South and this is perfect to accompany my usual ham, black eyed peas and collards!!
    I followed the recipe as it is and it turned out so yummy, my husband liked it too and even requested to pack the leftover for work the next day. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
    Mashed potatoes, turnip, sour cream, butter, cream. What's not to like. There is nothing like mashed potatoes with sour cream and butter. I have been making them that way for years. When you do it, do it right. Just don't eat it every day. The turnips make it a really different and interesting dish. Try baking it for a while in the oven after mashing everything. So good.
    I tried it and I didn't like it as much as I thought.
    I love this recipe, even though I modified it a little by using Idaho potatoes peeled. It was so tasty!
    Made this dish for some friends and they could not stop talking about it.
    Love it.
    Very tasty, creamy and delicious. I will be using this recipe when making mashed potatoes moving forward. THANKS Paula!
    incredible....sour cream is the secret!
    my family loved this dish
    wanted something extra to mash potatoes...kids love the flavor..wow turnips for kids ..who would have thought
    This is the only way I'll eat turnips! Boy...this was good!
    These mashed potatoes were just so delectable and delicious (sinful as Paula would say!) You must try these!!!
    This is a great recipe for low-carb eating (if you follow it and especially if you change the ratio to 2/3 thirds turnips to 1/3 potato - or no potatoes at all). Add garlic, cheese, any flavorings and you feel like you're eating a sinful helping of mashed potatoes!

    love it!
    I grow turnips but could never get my kids to eat them. I made these this past easter and the kids ate them up. I love them and you will too.
    My husband and daughter and I all liked these easy to prepare mashed potatoes with a twist.
    These potatoes were delicious. Everyone at Easter dinner loved them, including my Mom who usually doesn't like anything "new"
    Made these according to the recipe until I got to the smashin' part, I added clarified butter and the sour cream and mashed them..then tasted them for salt and just never got around to adding the cream. These are absolutely outstanding: creamy, savory, fluffy with body and style. The turnip and sour cream add so much flavor, thank you, Paula! I don't think we'll ever make regular old mashed potatoes again!
    a nice change from plain old mashed potatoes.
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