Sweet Potato & Turnip Mash with Sage Butter


This sweet potato and turnip mash is fragrant with fresh sage.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings, about 1/2 cup each


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 8 ounces turnips (about 2 medium), peeled and diced

  • 3 large cloves garlic

  • 30 fresh sage leaves, divided (12 left whole, the rest cut into strips)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely cracked pepper


  1. Place potatoes, turnips, garlic and 12 sage leaves in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are fork-tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain. Return the vegetables to the pan and keep covered.

  2. Heat butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. As it melts and turns lightly brown, add the strips of sage and allow them to crackle and flavor the butter, about 1 minute.

  3. Pour the sage and butter over the vegetables and smash with a potato masher. Stir in salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 3%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 8989IU 180%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 292mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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