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Oliver wouldn’t Turnip his nose at this gruel!

Okay, yes that was a cheesy title, but we just watched the musical Oliver, and this Root Veggie Mash looks kinda like gruel so that’s what Eric and I have been calling it. But trust me, those poor hungry orphans would absolutely want more of this gruel, it’s delicious! It was completely an experimental dish, for this week’s superfood challenge.

I have never cooked with turnips before and decided that it was a root veggie, like potatoes so why not try mashing them up? I thought I’d include a carrot too, another root veggie. I really wasn’t sure how it would turn out but was pleasantly surprised. It was kind of like a turnip chowder. Eric really liked it too. By the way, interesting thing, potatoes and carrots sink, turnips float! I served this with some sauteed brussel sprouts and bacon, and a scallop pasta.

Root Veggie Mash
serves 2

1 small red potato chopped
1/2 large turnip peeled and chopped
1 large carrot peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup cream
1 TBS butter
salt and pepper to taste


Boil the turnip, carrot, potato and garlic in a large pot of water for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash with cream, butter and spices to your taste.

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0 thoughts on “Oliver wouldn’t Turnip his nose at this gruel!”

  1. Cool! I hadn’t made the connection that turnips float while other root veggies sink. I wonder if they just have a lot more pockets of air? Interesting.


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