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Mashed Turnips & Carrots

This is a great holiday friendly vegetable side dish that is easy and fun to make! 

Serves: 1 cup


4 1/2 cups carrots, pealed and sliced

3 cups turnips, peeled and cubed 

1/4 cup brown sugar 

2 tablespoon margarine 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

ground black pepper, to taste


1. Wash the turnips and carrots well. Peel and cube the turnips, set aside. Then peel and slice the carrots, set aside. 

2. In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add in turnips and carrots, boil for 40-45 minutes or until vegetables are very tender. Drain the vegetables thoroughly. If a thicker final product is desired, mash the vegetables a little bit and then let them sit in a fine mesh strainer for 5 minutes to drain some of the excess liquid. 

3. Move the vegetables back into the pot or into a large bowl. Next add in the brown sugar, margarine, salt, and pepper. 

4. Mash the vegetables with a potato masher (a fork should also work) and whip then with an electric or hand held mixer until they are nice and fluffy. 

5. Remove from pot (if necessary) and top, if desired, with fresh parsley.