We have a turnip glut. Turns out, no one buys them. My hunch is that the low sales are related to the taste of turnips, but really it’s anyone’s guess.

So far, we have two favorite turnip recipes, one of which I’ll share here and one another day when I’m not so busy, like, for example, tomorrow, or Wednesday. These two recipes are so good that we’ve actually eaten (gasp!) meals of turnip with side of turnip before.

Turnip & Sweet Potato Mash Ingredients

2 or 3 large turnips

1 sweet potato

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

3 T or more of butter

Grated cheese of choice (havarti is good)

Fresh thyme


Wash and peel turnips and chop into 1″ or smaller cubes. Wash sweet potato and chop the same way. Boil turnip cubes for about 10 minutes, then add sweet potato cubes and boil together about 30 minutes or until completely soft. In a separate pan, saute onions and garlic in butter until soft.

Drain turnips and sweet potatoes, then mash into… a mash. Add onions, garlic, thyme, and butter to your liking. Add grated cheese and mix. Enjoy turnips like you never thought you could.