When I was little my mother was a great fan of the combo vegetable mash.
I think she figured it would get more veggies into us if she doubled up. She was right.
To this day, I’m a fan of the humble mash. It’s such a good vehicle for all sorts of things.
Since hubs doesn’t share my enthusiasm, I loaded up this one with all kinds of hubs’ favourite things (anyone else got Julie Andrews in their head now? Sorry!).
That meant bacon, cheese, sour cream and onion.
It’s a nice way to fancy-ise a plain side dish.
And yes, fancy-ise is totally a word. Totally.
Loaded Turnip & Carrot Mash (serves 2)
- 2 turnips, peeled and diced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
- 2 spring/green onions, finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 tbsp sour cream
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- Place the turnip and carrot in a saucepan of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes until soft.
- While the veggies are boiling, get going on the additions. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the garlic, onion and bacon. Fry until the bacon is crispy then take off the heat. Remove the bacon and cut into pieces, set aside.
- Drain the carrot and turnip, add the sour cream and 1/2 cup cheese. Mash well. Tip in the onion and garlic from the frying pan (don’t be afraid to add the bacon fat in too). Stir.
- Stir in the bacon pieces and serve, sprinkling the remaining cheese over the top.
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