Mashed Potatoes With Turnips and Bacon
45 mins (cooking 45)
9 ingredients
4-6 servings
Are you sure you don't like turnips? This recipe might change your mind. If you are positive, you could substitute diced carrots, parsnips or celery root but you will need to increase the butter to 4 tablespoons. This is another December, 2007, Cook's Illustrated magazine recipe and the point stressed was to always rinse your peeled, sliced potatoes 3-4 times under cold running water to remove starch. There, I've told you. ;-) Now on with the show ...

Categories:  <-60-mins , side-dish , greens , north-american , comfort-food , taste~mood , bacon , thanksgiving , time-to-make , holiday , pork , meat , potato , vegetable ,
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  • 4 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces turnips, peeled and cut into a 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled, quartered and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1/3 cup low-fat chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leave, minced


Serving Size (139.14 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 261.52 Calories from Fat 187.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.83g 128.18%
Saturated Fat 10.28g 205.63%
Trans Fat 0.28g %
Cholesterol 63.78mg 85.04%
Sodium 1045.24mg 174.21%
Total Carbohydrate 5.69g 7.59%
Dietary Fiber 1.02 g 16.33%
Sugars 4.07 g %
Protein 12.95g 103.56%
Vitamin A 341.84IU% Vitamin C 12.31mg%
Calcium 69.32mg% Iron 0.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bacon fat, yukon gold potatoes, low-fat chicken broth, fresh thyme