Creamy Smashed Turnips

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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds turnips (2 large), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (5 cups)

  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 bunch Fresh chives


  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 Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
3g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 3g 5%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 153IU 3%
Vitamin C 29mg 33%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 291mg 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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