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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. A delicious recipe for turnips that is family-friendly and will be loved by all.

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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, especially as a vegetarian side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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?

Make Mashed Turnips Gluten Free for a Healthy Version

This gluten free mashed turnips recipe is a simple meal to make without the wheat. I’m all about making recipes gluten free when I can. Gluten free cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around gluten free pantry staples and swapping in a few wheat-less ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite gluten free pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my gluten free recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meals for everyone at your table.

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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 substitute 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 - Keto, Low Carb

The Herbeevore
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 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
  

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!

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 263mgPotassium: 478mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 340IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Garlic Mashed Turnips, Keto Holiday Sides, Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Low Carb Vegetarian Recipes, Mashed Turnip Recipe Vegetarian, vegan mashed turnips, Vegetarian Ket Recipes
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