Note: For a fluffier texture and less intense taste, substitute a few potatoes for some of the turnips.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
- 2 lbs. turnips
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- Salt to taste
- Rinse and peel turnips. Cut them into large, even pieces. Put them in a pot, cover them with cold water, and bring to a boil. Add enough salt to the cooking water to make it taste salty. Cook turnips until very tender, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, gently heat the milk over low heat. Add butter and melt it into the milk.
- Drain turnips, return to the pot, and place over medium low heat to dry out the turnips a bit.
- Mash turnips until as smooth as possible or run them through a ricer. Stir in warmed milk and melted butter. Add salt to taste. Serve mashed turnips hot.