Keto Garlic Mashed Turnips

Keto Garlic Mashed Turnips

Before you say no to Keto Garlic Mashed Turnips give them a try, You might be asking yourself what have I been missing  all these years. It seems like Cauliflower is getting all the good press on the keto diet but much awaits those with the true adventurers spirit in the kitchen

You won’t miss mashed potatoes after getting a taste of their low-carb cousin, garlic mashed turnips. Rich with cream and butter, you’d better serve extra. Because the non-keto eaters of the family are going to be fighting for the last helping!

The first time I tasted Garlic Mashed Turnips was at my grandmothers house. She had a rule that you could eat as much as you want but what you put on your plate you had to finish. I was 8 years old and I thought that they were mashed potatoes so I took a nice large serving. I took one bite and knew my grandmother was trying to kill me. Boy was that a hard meal to finish. Somewhere along the line I learned to love turnips, mashed, in soups and stews or sliced, cooked in butter and served with a dash of salt  as side dish. It they are very young slice them raw on a salad just as you would a radish.

Garlic Mashed Turnips
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 133
  • Fat: 11.g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.3
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Protein: 1.8g
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: International
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
  • 3 cups diced white turnip
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 T farm fresh butter
  • Himalayan Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste
  1. Add turnips to a sauce pot and fill with water until they're just covered.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium and allow to simmer until tender.
  3. Drain the water, and in the same pot as you cooked them, mash the turnips using a potato masher.
  4. Stir in heavy cream, butter and garlic pieces.
  5. Heat briefly to help the flavors meld. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then stir well again.
  6. Serve as is, or puree in a food processor for an extra smooth texture.


Chefs Notes: Actually I have been known to double down on the rich farm fresh butter but I wanted to give you the basic recipe. I also warm the cream, butter and garlic before adding to the cooked turnips.

If you should “double down” on the farm fresh butter, it will increase each serving by 76 calories and 8.6g of fat without increasing the carb count so it’s ok if you like the butter flavor it will add.

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