Maggie Mahoney's Turnips

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I don't know who Maggie was, I think I got this recipe years ago from Gourmet Magazine, it has been a holiday staple on my table. The best turnips I've tasted.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Place turnips in stock pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Saute onions in 2 Tablespoons butter till translucent.
  4. In another pan saute bacon till crisp.
  5. Using a ricer, rice turnips into another pot.
  6. Add onions, bacon, rest of butter, cream, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper.
  7. Stir to combine.
  8. Put in a casserole dish with four strips of uncooked bacon across the top.
  9. Bake for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

5 5

Having heard from Susie how rich these are, and not being a big bacon fan, I cut down on the bacon and the butter and used half & half. What a surprise! These are delicious! Nothing like the bitter turnip mash we ate as kids. Thank you, Wally!

5 5

This is so rich and I can easily see why it would be a holiday favorite. (I have added it to my holiday cookbook so I remember when the holidays roll around.) Everything works so well together in this recipe and I think these may be the best turnips I have ever eaten. Very different! Thanks for posting this recipe Chef Wally!