Creamy Smashed Turnips

Creamy Smashed Turnips

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Rich in vitamin C, these mashed turnips are flavored with reduced-fat cream cheese and chives. A perfect side dish for any meal.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1½ pounds turnips (2 large), peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (5 cups)
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh chives (optional)


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  1. Bring a large saucepan or pot of water to boiling; add cubed turnips. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 25 minutes or until turnips are very tender. Drain well; return to the hot saucepan.
  2. Using a potato masher, mash turnips until nearly smooth. Add cream cheese; mash until combined.
  3. Stir in garlic powder, pepper, and kosher salt. Serve warm. Top with chives.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 76 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 153 IU vitamin A; 29 mg vitamin C; 59 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 201 mg sodium; 291 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (48% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, ½ fat

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