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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.

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ScriptySandy January 01, 2011

I always add just a bit of nutmeg, adds a different dimension. Guys love this recipe!

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SmokeyNH November 19, 2011

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.

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MichaelCerreto November 29, 2013

I also just cooked and mashed everything together, and it was delicious. A nice change from just carrots or potatoes. Thank you.

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Katanashrp January 22, 2013

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!

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tamalita62 August 28, 2011

a turkey fav.

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Chef N Jones September 06, 2009

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.

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deborahk February 08, 2009

This was a great combination for our Thanksgiving dinner veggie. We loved it! Simple and good. That's what I like to cook!

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MixingItAllUp November 29, 2008

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.

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cookin mimi February 05, 2008

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!

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Chef Poppie November 18, 2007
Turnip and Carrot Mash