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Garlic Mashed Turnips (Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan Option)

Garlic mashed turnips are the perfect low carb potato substitute for your holiday table! Creamy and garlicky, a perfect keto holiday side dish.

Mashed garlic turnips are a great way to enjoy a lower carb alternative to potatoes. While turnips are mostly a fall crop, you can find them in the supermarket all year round. We grew turnips for the first time this year in our garden, and we got a ton of them. These garlic mashed turnips are excellent alongside any protein, esepcially as a vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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These Garlic Mashed Turnips Are:

  • Creamy
  • Buttery
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Sweet
  • Earthy
  • Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and can be made vegan with a few easy swaps
  • A great keto Thanksgiving side dish

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Turnips are a naturally low carbohydrate root vegetable, which can be cooked in a variety of ways. You can roast them, boil them, and mash them… which is what we did! I used an immersion blender to ‘mash’ the turnips as I found it easier than using a hand held masher. The result? I totally creamy, rich mashed turnip that was excellent to eat with gravy… just like mashed potatoes!

This recipe goes hand-in-hand with my post yesterday: vegan mushroom gravy! The bright and herby gravy would be absolutely DELISH on these turnips, you can check out the post here.

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What’s In These Garlic Mashed Turnips?

  • Turnips: I used about 3lbs that we grew in our garden this year, but any store bough vairety will work as well.
  • Garlic: For the bright bold garlic flavor that is a classic in mashed potatoes
  • Half & Half: For creaminess and to make these turnips #extra
  • Butter: also for flavor and extra richness, melt-in-your-mouth good
  • Garlic Salt: to give the turnips another little burst of garlic flavor
  • Green Onions: to top!

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How Do I Make These Garlic Mashed Turnips?

  1. In a large pot, add the chopped turnips and garlic and pour just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes until fork tender.
  2. Drain turnips and garlic and return them to the pot. Add the half and half, butter, and garlic salt. Mash with a potato masher for a chunkier texture, or with an immersion blender for a smoother texture.
  3. Top with green onions and enjoy!

Dietary Modifications

To make these mashed turnips vegan, just substitue cashew cream for the half and half (or a non-dairy milk), and a plant-based butter for the real butter.

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Garlic Mashed Turnips (Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan Option)

Garlic mashed turnips are the perfect low carb potato substitute for your holiday table!  Creamy and garlicky, a perfect keto holiday side dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds turnips peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 green onions

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add the chopped turnips and garlic and pour just enough water to cover.  Bring to a boil, and cook for about 30 minutes until fork tender.
  • Drain turnips and garlic and return them to the pot. Add the half and half, butter, and garlic salt.  Mash with a potato masher for a chunkier texture, or with an immersion blender for a smoother texture.
  • Top with green onions and enjoy!
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