A Tasty Winter Treat: Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Turnips


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 medium sweet potato (peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium turnip (peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup finely diced Italian parsley
  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In large pot, place steamer filled with potatoes and turnips.
  2. Add 2 cups water, cover, and bring to boil.
  3. Steam until tender (about 15 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, in small skillet, sauté onion and parsley in oil over medium heat (5 minutes).
  5. Mash tender potatoes and turnips with large fork in large bowl.
  6. Stir in onion, parsley and oil from pan.
  7. Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Lightly coat baking dish with oil spray; add potato mixture, pressing down evenly.
  9. Top with cheese; broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

Source: fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org.

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