Mashed Turnips

Five in a Row Cookbook


2 lbs. turnips, peeled and cut into 2" chunks

1/2 tsp. sugar

2 Tbs. unsalted butter

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1/4 cup sour cream

4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and drained


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x9 casserole dish.  Place turnips in a pot and add water to cover;  heat to boiling over high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 25-30 minutes. 


Drain turnips well and place in a mixing bowl.  Beat turnips with an electric mixer.  Add the butter and sour cream and continue beating until the mixture is fluffy but still retains some texture.  Beat in the sugar, then season to taste with salt and pepper.  Transfer mixture to the prepared dish.  


Chop the bacon into small pieces and sprinkle over the top of the casserole.


Bake the casserole until heated through,about twenty minutes.  Serve hot.  


Serves 4-6