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Mashed Turnips Recipe

Low carb mashed turnips served as a side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make mashed turnip, mashed turnip
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 177.44kcal
Author: Helene D'Souza


For the mash:

  • 2.2 pounds Turnips peeled and cut
  • Water to boil
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • pinch Black Pepper
  • 4.4 ounces Cream *see Notes

To garnish:

  • Butter
  • Chives chopped fresh


  • Place cut turnips into a pot and cover with water. Season with salt.
  • Boil and cook turnips soft.
  • Strain cooked turnips and discard water. Take turnips back to the pot.
  • Season with black pepper and add the cream.
  • Mash or blend your turnips over low to medium heat to the desired consistency.
  • Serve hot with a dollop of butter and freshly chopped chives.



  1. Use a thick cream in the mash. Liquid cream would make these mashed turnips watery. Use something like Fresh Cream or Sour Cream.


Calories: 177.44kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.91g | Protein: 2.89g | Fat: 11.79g | Saturated Fat: 7.21g | Cholesterol: 42.72mg | Sodium: 760.37mg | Potassium: 499.88mg | Fiber: 4.49g | Sugar: 9.52g | Vitamin A: 458.41IU | Vitamin C: 52.39mg | Calcium: 95.11mg | Iron: 0.75mg