Tasty Tuesdays #2: Roasted Garlic Mashed Turnips

Last month I decided to try out a Mashed Turnip recipe. Ben wanted to try it out as an alternative to potatoes. I am all for a healthier, light version of something I love. I searched through Pinterest, my favorite place for inspiration, and found a simple recipe from nourishedny.com.


I had to tweak the recipe a bit. I will also add things and do things better. Over all I liked this, but it had a little too much garlic taste for my husband so I need to create a better version!

Roast Garlic Mashed Turnips


  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lbs turnips, peeled and quartered
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and crushed black pepper to taste
  • Bold is my experience/thoughts with the recipe 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel off outer layers of your head of garlic and slice the entire head in half lengthwise. Place the garlic halves cut side up on top of a sheet of aluminum foil. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil across the cloves and completely wrap the foil around the garlic. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes––or until fragrant.
    • I did this but did not use enough garlic and I did not even go to the minimum time frame, so I did something wrong. So the garlic was slightly burt and had too much of the roasted taste for my husband. 
    • Our 10 month old son Liam loved it however!
  3. While the garlic is roasting, place quartered turnips into a pot and cover with water. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Let turnips boil until fork tender, about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove turnips from the pot with a slotted spoon and transfer to a food processor or blender. Add the roasted garlic and process until smooth. With the mash blending, pour in olive oil and season with salt and crushed black pepper to taste.
    • We personally did not like how it turned up as more of a apple sauce consistency rather than mashed potatoes, so I will be using a fork to mash it all up next time.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!


What I will add to this recipe

I want to add cheese or instead of garlic, onion-that is what my husband would prefer.


What are you favorite healthy recipes? Share!


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