Loaded Turnip & Carrot Mash

mash is my comfort food

mash is my comfort food

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.

it was a good day when I found organic turnips in my supermarket

it was a good day when I found organic turnips in my supermarket

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
  1. Place the turnip and carrot in a saucepan of water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20 minutes until soft.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the bacon pieces and serve, sprinkling the remaining cheese over the top.

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