Mashed Potatoes & Turnips with Greens

Recipe by Deborah Madison of

Servings: 10

Serving size: 1 cup

  • 3 medium russet potatoes (2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3-4 medium turnips (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or aged goat cheese (1 ounce), optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 large onions, cut in half and sliced about ¼ inch thick
  • 1 bunch broccoli rabe (1 pound), stems trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces

Cooking instructions: Place potatoes, turnips and thyme in a large pot. Cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat, until the vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid. Place the potatoes and turnips in a large bowl; discard thyme sprig, if using. Mash with a potato masher, adding a little cooking water, if needed, to achieve the desired consistency. Stir in 2 teaspoons oil and cheese, if using. Season with salt and pepper. To keep warm, set the bowl over simmering water and cover with parchment paper or foil. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large cast-iron or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until golden and very tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook until tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and add to the onions; toss to mix. To serve, mound the mashed vegetables in a bowl or onto individual plates and top with the onions and broccoli rabe.

(Nutrition Per Serving: 143 calories, 3g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 238mg Sodium, 25g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 4g sugar, 5g protein)


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