Roasted Garlic Mashed Turnips

Roasted Garlic Mashed Turnips

I was never a fan of mashed potatoes––I used to have major texture issues, and that mush just never did anything for me. Ever since going Paleo earlier in the year, I've been trying to expand my palate and try new things, but since white potatoes are out, I've been on the lookout for alternatives. My local Whole Foods has every vegetable you could imagine––even ones I've never heard of. These turnips always caught my eye because of their beautiful purple gradient, so I decided to try cooking them. Since they're a root vegetable similar to potatoes, I thought they'd mash up similarly. These turnips came out great, mashed, and they're sure to be frequent in my house. There wasn't even a drop of mash left in the bowl I served with dinner––even my stubborn, vegetable-hating youngest brother tried them and loved them!

Roasted Garlic Mashed Turnips

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 35 min Total Time: 45 min Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 head garli, pour in olive oil and season with salt and crushed black pepper to taste.

  • Serve hot and enjoy!

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 lbs turnips, peeled and quartered

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • salt and crushed black pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Peel off outer layers of your head of garlic and slice the entire head in half lengthwise. Place the garlic halves cut side up on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil across the cloves and completely wrap the foil around the garlic. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes––or until fragrant.

  3. While the garlic is roasting, place quartered turnips into a pot and cover with water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Let turnips boil until fork tender, about 25 minutes.

  4. Remove turnips from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a food processor or blender. Add the roasted garlic and process until smooth. With the mash blending, pour in olive oil and season with salt and crushed black pepper to taste.

  5. Serve hot and enjoy!

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