Ever looked at those turnip or rutabaga in the grocery store and thought, “What in the world do I do with these?”
I absolutely love turnip! I even loved them as a kid. It’s one of my very favorite vegetables, and it is an essential dish for the Thanksgiving feast!
In fact, I always make extra for leftovers!
There are many ways to make turnip, but with these root vegetables, to me, Simple is Best!
Type: Side Dish Recipe
Serve With: Thanksgiving Dinner
Prep Time: ~ 10 min
Cook Time: ~ 40 min
Yield: ~ 8 people as a side dish at Thanksgiving
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy the video below.
- 1 large turnip – ~ 8″ in diameter, or about 4 small apple-sized turnip
- 4 tbsp butter
- sea salt – to taste; turnip can take quite a bit of salt.
- freshly cracked black pepper – to taset; turnip can take quite a bit of pepper.
- Peel turnip and cut into 1″ chunks.
- In a large sauce pot, boil chunks of turnip on medium-high heat for about 40 min, or until fork tender.
- Strain turnip and put back into pot.
- Mash turnip with butter, salt and pepper.
- Serve & Enjoy!
* Tip: You can make this the day before Thanksgiving to free up time on Thanksgiving day.
I hope you enjoyed this Thanksgiving Recipe from Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…
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