Mashed Turnips with Bacon and Chives
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 8 cups of chopped turnips (about 10-12 medium turnips), peeled and diced
  • bone broth or water for boiling
  • ½ pound of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee, melted (Find ghee HERE)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste (I use THIS sea salt)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, snipped or chopped
  1. Put diced turnips is a large pot and fill with water or bone broth.
  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes or until tender (the longer you simmer, the better because the less bitter it will be. Sometimes I let them simmer for over an hour!)
  3. While the turnips are cooking, cook your bacon in skillet over medium heat until crispy.
  4. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease and then crumble your bacon.
  5. Once turnips are done simmering, drain well.
  6. Return turnips to pot and add all remaining ingredients, except the bacon and chives.
  7. Mash to desired consistency.
  8. Fold in bacon.
  9. Top with fresh chopped chives.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Primally Inspired at