Mashed Turnips with Roasted Garlic

Ok, so we aren’t really turnip fans in this household.  They are just too bitter for us.  I gave this recipe a try and I can definitely say it was the best turnip recipe I’ve had yet… but I still don’t really love turnips!


  • 2 large turnips, peeled and cubed
  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400.

Place cubed turnips in a sauce pan with water.  Bring to a boil and simmer, covered until tender.

Roast the head of garlic.  Remove the outside papery stuff.  Chop the top of the head of garlic to expose the tips of the cloves.  Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.  Wrap in foil and bake for about 20 – 30 minutes or until soft.

Drain turnips completely and return to pan.  Carefully (don’t burn yourself), squeeze out each soft garlic clove into the pan.  Add spices.  Using an electric beater (or potato masher), mash well.  Serve immediately.


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