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Thanksgiving Side: Turnips

Harmon family
These creamy and tasty turnips make a wonderful Thanksgiving side!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side
Servings 8


  • 4-5 large turnips peeled with a paring knife or vegetable peeler
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel turnips with a peeler or a paring knife.
  • Place in a large steamer basket and steam for about 20-30 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
  • Drain water out of bottom of pan. Melt 2 Tbsp of butter in bottom and return turnips to the pan. Turn heat to low.
  • Using a ricer or mashed potato masher, mash into a pulp. Add salt and pepper to taste and then leave cooking on low. This will cook away some of the excess liquid.
  • Serve and eat!
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