""This was my grandmother's famous dish that my whole family just loved. She never wrote it down for me, so after she passed away I recreated it perfectly. This one's for you, Bubby!" -Daria (Allrecipes) A recipe reviewer commented: "I'm not a big turnip fan, but mashed turnips are a part of the holiday meal.... I tried this recipe. Only change was I used brown sugar instead of white, and added a bit more butter. It turned out wonderful! Even my father, who hates turnips but dutifully takes a spoonful each year, got up for a second helping. Thank you for a nice change to the traditional mashed turnip!!"
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
1 large turnip, peeled and cubed
3 white potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon white sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place turnip and potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil.
Cook 25 to 30 minutes, until tender.
Remove from heat, and drain.
Mix milk, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar with the turnip and potatoes.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mash until slightly lumpy.
Transfer turnip mixture to a small baking dish.
Dot with remaining butter.
Cover loosely, and bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking about 8 minutes, until lightly browned.