Creamy with a hint of garlic, this Low FODMAP Mashed Turnips with Bacon recipe is a fun, side dish alternative to typical mashed potatoes.
Some of you may know that I work full-time as a supermarket dietitian where I sometimes get the opportunity lead store tours for various groups. One of the activities I almost always include (because I love it so much) is having my participants go into our produce department and find a fruit or vegetable that they have never tried before or that they’re not quite sure how to prepare. Turnips are almost always selected. 🙂
So, today I’m sharing this Low Fodmap Mashed Turnips with Bacon recipe which is one of my favorite ways to eat this yummy, root veggie. In my opinion, turnips are pretty similar to potatoes, but with just a slight bit more flavor. And like most things, they taste delicious with bacon. 🙂
P.S. My other favorite way to enjoy turnips is in this Low FODMAP Roasted Root Veggies recipe that I recently posted.
- 4 cups turnips, peeled and diced
- 8 slices bacon
- 2 Tbsp. butter (or ghee)
- 2 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil
- 4 Tbsp. chives, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Place diced turnips in a large pot and completely cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until turnips are fork-tender.
- While turnips are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Place bacon on paper towels to cool and soak up excess bacon grease. Once cool, crumble and set aside.
- Drain cooked turnips. Return to pot and add butter and olive oil. Mash until desired consistency is achieved. Stir in bacon bits and chives. Season with salt and serve.
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