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Mashed Turnips with Bacon & Chives

What a great way to get the kids to eat turnips!


  • 8 cups of chopped turnips (about 10-12 medium turnips), peeled and diced
  • ½ pound of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped


  1. Put diced turnips is a large pot and fill with water or bone broth.
  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes or until tender (the longer you simmer, the better because the less bitter it will be.)
  3. While the turnips are cooking, cook your bacon in skillet over medium heat until crispy.
  4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and then crumble your bacon.
  5. Once turnips are done simmering, drain well.
  6. Return turnips to pot and add all remaining ingredients, except the bacon and chives.
  7. Mash to desired consistency.
  8. Fold in bacon.
  9. Top with fresh chopped chives.

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