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Brussels Sprouts Mashed Turnips with Bacon

Katerina | Diethood
A creamy casserole of mashed turnips mixed with sauteed Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon.
Servings : 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 ½ pounds turnips, rinsed, peeled, and quartered
  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 to 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups thinly shaved Brussel sprouts
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place quartered turnips in a large saucepan or stockpot; cover with water and add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Set the stockpot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil; continue to cook at a steady boil for 10 minutes, or until very tender.
  • Drain the turnips; then, return them to the stockpot and set aside.
  • In the meantime cook the diced bacon in a skillet set over medium heat. Cook until crispy, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from the skillet; do not discard the bacon grease. Set bacon aside.
  • Set the skillet back over medium-high heat and add 1/2 tablespoon butter to melt.
  • Add onions to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until just starting to soften. Stir in garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Add shredded brussel sprouts to the skillet and continue to cook for 4 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place heavy cream, 2 tablespoons butter, salt, and pepper in a microwavable bowl or cup; microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1½ minutes, or until butter is melted and mixture is hot.
  • Mash the turnips with a potato masher.
  • Add the hot cream mixture to the turnips and continue to mash until combined and fluffy.
  • To the turnips add the Brussels sprouts mixture and half of the bacon; stir to combine.
  • Transfer turnip mixture to previously prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and crispy on top.
  • Remove from oven; let stand 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Top with reserved bacon crumbles.
  • Serve.




Calories: 202 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 44 mg | Sodium: 504 mg | Potassium: 418 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 567 IU | Vitamin C: 50 mg | Calcium: 70 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 9 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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