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I have been making a much simpler version of this for over 20 years. Cook the yellow turnip (rutabega) and carrots together in the same pan. Mash with just butter, salt and pepper. You still get the individual colors by doing it this way and it tastes fabulous.
I always add just a bit of nutmeg, adds a different dimension. Guys love this recipe!
This recipe was a good suggestion for a Thanksgiving side, or for anytime. Two differences in what I did, I made 1/2 cubes of turnip and sliced the carrots lengthwise twice and cut into one inch lengths, then put them both in a steamer until soft, added butter, salt & pepper, no dairy, and did not mash, it was great.
I also just cooked and mashed everything together, and it was delicious. A nice change from just carrots or potatoes. Thank you.
I haven't really eaten turnips much (except in greens which I love). I do love carrots. Happened to have a bunch on hand and this seemed like a perfect combo. Delicious!! I probably cooked the turnips a bit too long, because I didn't have a lot of chunks, but it still tastes delicious!
a turkey fav.
Roaring success! Since my husband is pretty anti-turnip, I did one pound carrots, and half-pound turnips. Easily enough for four servings. Really nice with a simple roast.
This was a great combination for our Thanksgiving dinner veggie. We loved it! Simple and good. That's what I like to cook!
This is a great recipe, I really enjoyed the way the flavors of the rutabaga and carrot balanced each other. I confess, I was out of cream so I substituted sour cream instead, and it was still great. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Nana Lee, it is a definite keeper.
As a child in New England, I would always mash my rutabaga with carrots! I thought I was the only one! I used to incorporate potatoes as well, the addition of cream is brilliantly simple. Kudos to you Nana Lee!