Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"If there were only turnips and potatoes in the world, someone would complain that plants grow the wrong way."
-Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Physicist

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a super simple side dish that has it all. Sweet and a bit bitter, creamy, and a bit salty, this is a perfect replacement for mashed potatoes with all the comfort food goodness but more fiber and lots of calcium and Vitamin C.


Mashed Turflower (Caulinip)

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 2 cups

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipes makes OK leftovers.

1 medium turnip
1/2 medium cauliflower (cut into medium flowerets)
1 quart water
1/4 cup reduced fat buttermilk
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Wash the turnip well and wrap in aluminum foil.

Place in the oven and roast for 45 minutes.

Remove and let cool slightly.

Peel and cut into small cubes.

While the turnip is roasting, place the water in a medium sauce pan fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

Add the cauliflower and steam for about 15 minutes.

Let cool slightly and add to a bowl with the turnip and mash slightly.

Add the buttermilk, salt, pepper and butter.

Mash until nearly smooth.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 103 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 263mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 14%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 11% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 18 mcg Potassium 562 mg
Magnesium 30 mg