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    Mashed Potatoes and Turnips With Bacon and Thyme

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    10 mins

    45 mins

    dianegrapegrower's Note:

    Originally from Cook's Illustrated, I've lightened this recipe a bit by reducing the fat content. But it's still real comfort food! Like many mashed potato recipes, this freezes well.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel the potatoes, quarter them lengthwise, and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Rinse well in several changes of cold water and drain.
    2. 2
      Cook bacon in large sauce pan over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper-towel lined plate and set aside. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
    3. 3
      Add butter to keep over medium heat. Add turnips and cook, stirring occasionally until butter is browned and turnips are caramelized. (10-12 minutes).
    4. 4
      Add potatoes, broth, and 3/4 t. salt, stir to combine. Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart easily when poked with a fork, and all the liquid has been absorbed.(25-30 minutes) Remove pan from heat, remove lid and allow steam to escape for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      Gently mash potatoes and turnips in saucepan with potato masher. fold in evaporated milk, reserved bacon and thyme. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mashed Potatoes and Turnips With Bacon and Thyme

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 319.6
     
    Calories from Fat 142
    44%
    Total Fat 15.8 g
    24%
    Saturated Fat 6.1 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 26.9 mg
    8%
    Sodium 717.6 mg
    29%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.1 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    16%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 7.0 g
    14%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    center-cut bacon

    low-sodium low-fat chicken broth

    2% evaporated milk

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